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 Tom Tooher from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Tom Tooher

Lieutenant - Army

Defence Forces

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Look up the Defence Forces website at www.military.ie and talk to serving personnel. If its possible try to visit a barracks.

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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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Information from National Skills Bulletin 2014, compiled by SOLAS and the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs
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Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food 

   Working with the land, managing livestock, crops, and the environment. Working with the production and distribution of food, and its safety.

Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture 

   Fishing in the open seas or farming them in fish farms. Looking after the sale and promotion of all seafood.

Animals & Veterinary Science 

   Looking after the health and welfare of animals.

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Paulina Pawlukojc graduated from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences with a Masters Degree in Forestry and Forestry Engineering. She took up a position with Coillte as an 'Establishment Manager' and is primarily involved in the planning and establishing of new forest sites.

Paulina Pawlukojc, Professional Forester
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