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 John Harding from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

John Harding

Mechanical Engineer

ESB

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  John Harding
To be an engineer, a person must firstly have a degree. Having an interest in what you are working at is always half the battle. Being technically minded is also a great benefit.
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Ivan Toole & Paul O'Sullivan, Fisherman / Skipper

Ivan Toole is a Fisherman based in Dun Laoghaire, fishing mostly crab, lobster and whelk. Paul works with a team of up to three people on board the fishing vessel.

Paul O’Sullivan is a Skipper in his local area of Castletownbere. He is currently completing his Skipper Full course with BIM which will allow him to fish in a boat of any size globally.

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