Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Shane Callanan from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:


Shane Callanan

Electronic Engineer

Smart Futures

Read more

  Shane Callanan
Being an Engineer is a great career choice. It offers so many opportunities both in Ireland and world-wide. Most positions will have terrific travel opportunities after a few years experience under your belt, and if you choose you course carefully your qualification will be recognised by employers all over the globe. Also an engineering qualification will open doors into management roles if that is your preferred career choice, but the reverse is not the case (if you do a course outside of engineering, you will probably not be able to branch off into engineering a few years after graduating).

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Study Skills
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Special Offer on Evening Cookery Courses

logo imagelogo image

Special Offer on Evening Cookery Courses

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 

Special Offer on Evening Cookery Courses


Lynda Booth’s Dublin Cookery School (voted ‘Best Cookery School in Ireland’ 2015) in Blackrock is giving you the chance to save a massive 40% off the cost of any of their evening cookery courses this summer.

This offer applies to any evening classes running in the months of May, June or July, meaning that you can book onto any of these courses for just €42 per person.

You can book online or by calling the cookery school on (01) 2100 555.

Offer ends 5pm, Friday 22nd April 2016. Ts & Cs apply.

A full list of the courses included in the 40% off sale can be found below: 


3rd May - Baking with Chocolate, 4th May - Summer Entertaining, 9th May -Thai Stir-fries, 11th May - Good Food Fast, 13th May - Friday Night Supper Club, 16th May - Mediterranean Flavours, 17th May - Knife Skills, 18th May -The Spice Trail, 23rd May - Cook Smart, Eat Smart, 24th May - Tapas, 25th May - World Street Food, 30th May - Summer Curries, 31st May - Get Inspired by Wholefoods


1st June - A Taste of the Middle East, 7th June - A Taste of Italy, 8th June -One Pot Dishes, 10th June - Friday Night Supper Club, 13th June - Bistro Cooking, 14th June - Chocolate Masterclass, 15th June - Good Food Fast, 20th June - Thai Stir-fries, 21st June - Tapas, 27th June - Mediterranean Flavours, 28th June - A Cheat's Guide to Gourmet Cooking, 29th June - Pasta Masterclass


4th July - A Taste of Morocco, 5th July - A Taste of the Middle East, 6th July - The Spice Trail, 8th July - Friday Night Supper Club, 11th July -Summer Curries, 12th July - Petite Patisserie, 13th July - Cook Smart, Eat Smart, 18th July - World Street Food, 19th July - Tapas, 20th July - Get Inspired by Wholefoods, 22nd July - Friday Night Supper Club, 25th July - A Cheat's Guide to Gourmet Cooking, 26th July - Summer Entertaining, 27th July - Focus on Fish

Terms & Conditions

40% offer on cookery classes only applies to evening cookery classes running between Sunday 1st May and Wednesday 27th July 2016. Offer expires at 5pm, Friday 22nd April 2016 (prices return to RRP after 5pm on Friday 22nd April 2016). Gift vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with this offer. This offer is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. We reserve the right to end this offer at any time and are able to remove specific courses from the offer at any time. This offer cannot be transferred. If you wish to transfer, the difference to make up the price to the full RRP will be applied. Aside from this, normal cancellation and booking conditions apply.