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.

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Realist?
Realist 
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Contact details:
Contact Name:
Caitriona Geraghty
Address:
Engineers Ireland
22 Clyde Road
Ballsbridge
Dublin 4
Email:
info@steps.ie
Web:
http://steps.ie
Phone:
+ 353 1 6651340
 

 
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News Item:
Smart Futures - Made in Ireland

 

This is a video created by STEPS, promoting the engineering profession in Ireland.  It illustrates the accelerating pace of change in society and technology in recent years. The Smart Futures – Made in Ireland video is also a way of showing that engineers will always be necessary to keep finding solutions for society. 

 

The video is available here - Smart Futures - Made in Ireland

 

 








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Civil Engineer
Maria O'Neill
"Engineering is all about team work. I'm also organised, and positive. There are no problems, only difficult solutions"
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