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

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  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).

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Free Career Talks for Tech Week

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Free Career Talks for Tech Week

Thursday, April 07, 2016 

Free Career Talks for Tech Week

Get a free career talk in your school for Tech Week from a Smart Future's volunteer. 

Tech Week is taking place this month from the 24th-30th April.

Don’t forget, schools can get FREE visits from volunteers working in exciting areas such as software development and data analytics!

These talks give students the chance to hear first-hand the fantastic career opportunities that are in the areas of science, technology, engineering and maths from an inspiring speaker.

Please book your school visit request HERE NOW to avoid disappointment.