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 Sarah Lynch from Bank of Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Sarah Lynch

HR Business Partner

Bank of Ireland

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  Sarah Lynch

I would encourage anyone who was considering a role in HR to get a HR qualification and to become a member of the CIPD.  


Whilst these are not essential requirements for all starter roles in HR, they will be extremely beneficial when trying to progress from there.



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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Get Involved in Engineers Week 2015

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Get Involved in Engineers Week 2015

Thursday, February 05, 2015 

Get Involved in Engineers Week 2015

Are you passionate about a career in engineering? Get involved with Engineers Week!

This week-long programme of nationwide events is focused on celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland.

It will run from the 8th to the 14th of February 2015.

The week aims to create a positive awareness and spark enthusiasm about the engineering profession to people of all ages, especially students and their teachers and parents.

A number of events are planned nationwide many of which are free but pre-booking is essential. Some of these include:

  • Electric motor - make & take workshop - Waterford 
  • Engineering, Electronics ESA midterm workshops – Dublin
  • A Tribute to Irish Engineering and Innovation at the National Wax Museum – Dublin
  • So You want to be an Engineer talk – Carlow
  • Coding in the classroom – Galway
  • Guiding Girls into Engineering – Dundalk

If you can't get to an event, there are plenty of other ways to take part in the week without leaving the classroom:

Click here to view the Teacher Resources section for a range of support materials, including a Powerpoint presentation on the different types of engineering.

A number of activity worksheets are also available with ideas for classroom-based engineering activities including 'make a light bulb' and 'create a parachute'.


The week is coordinated on a national basis by the STEPS team at Engineers Ireland. The value of the programme has been formally recognised by Government and is a key element of Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover programme.

To view a full profile of STEPS on CareersPortal including information on Engineers week click here.

Learn more about studying STEM at college.

Visit the Engineers Week website. 

The CarersPortal Team