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 Chloe Kinsella from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:


Chloe Kinsella

Engineer - Carbon


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  Chloe Kinsella

People working as carbon specialist come from many different backgrounds. In fact one of my former colleagues came from a genetics background, while the others were from an engineering background.

In Ireland at the moment it is quite hard to get into the carbon space so you may have to go abroad for training.

To pursue a career in engineering it is important to have a strong technical background.


Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Accounting Technician Apprenticeship Information Session

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Accounting Technician Apprenticeship Information Session

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 

Accounting Technician Apprenticeship Information Session

Last chance to book your place at the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship Information Session:

Date: Wednesday April 20th

Venue: Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm 

Accounting Technicians Ireland is rolling out a new and innovative apprenticeship in September this year, which will help young school-leavers get on the fast track to a career in accounting.

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is delivered with five of our partner colleges around the country.

Accounting Technicians are qualified accounting professionals employed throughout all levels of finance across the public sector, industry, private accountancy practices and self-employment.

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is a two-year programme which combines ‘on-the-job’ work experience with academic study. Apprentices will work at their employer’s office four days a week and attend classes at a local college one day a week.

They will earn while they learn, receiving the standard industry salary for an incoming trainee Accounting Technician.

We’re holding a special information session for Guidance Counsellors, Principals and Accountancy/Maths Teachers on Wednesday April 20th, at our offices on Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

The session takes place from 12.30pm to 1.30pm and light refreshments will be served.

To book your place, please contact Karen McQuillan by email at or by phone at (01) 649 8100.

More information on the new 

Accounting Technician Apprenticeship here