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 Liam McCaul from Sustainable Energy Authority to give some advice for people considering this job:


Liam McCaul

R&D Engineer

Sustainable Energy Authority

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  Liam McCaul
Do your best to find out the most you can about your specific engineering category, whether it be Electronics, Mechanical, Civil etc. Approach companies to try and get experience whilst you are at college, that way you have a running start on how to use the most up to date packages and instruments that companies have, and that then gets you the work experience when you finish college.

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Irish Naval Service is NOW Recruiting

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Irish Naval Service is NOW Recruiting

Friday, March 06, 2015 

Irish Naval Service is NOW Recruiting

The Defence Forces have today announced a new recruitment camapign for the Naval Service:

The Defence Forces is now accepting applications for Recruits in the Naval Service. We are looking for men and women from all backgrounds that possess a strong sense of duty, enjoy working as part of a team and are looking for a rewarding career.

On the closing date for applications, applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 27 years of age.

The Competition opens at 23.59hrs on 05 March 2015 and it closes at 23.59hrs on the 27th March 2015.

About the Naval Service

The Naval Service is an integral part of Óglaigh na hÉireann as the maritime component of the Defence Forces. With a complement of 1,094 men and women drawn from the 32 counties of Ireland, the Naval Service strives to recruit the best personnel. There are two entry levels for joining the Naval Service i.e. as a Cadet or as a Recruit. Each approach offers a different career path and differing challenges. Visit the Careers section for more information about joining the Naval Service.

Read more about careers in the Naval Service HERE.

To make an application through Irish send an email to to request an application form.

To Start your application online, click HERE

Visit The Defence forces Sector Expert Profile HERE for a wide of advice for people intested in a career with the Irish Defence Forces.

The CareersPortal Team