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 Afra Ronayne from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Afra Ronayne

Mechanical Engineer

ESB

Read more

  Afra Ronayne
I would advise somebody considering this job to talk to people who are engineers already. They should try to talk to people working in different areas of engineering as even when people do the same degree they can have very different day to day jobs, from full time office based jobs to full time site based jobs.

Also it is important to remember that even if you complete an engineering degree you are not limited to a purely technical career as there are plenty of other areas you can get involved in like project management or finance.
Close

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.
All Courses
PLC Progression Routes
PLC Points Calculator
CAO Points Calculator
CAO Video Guide

Ballsbridge College of Further Education 
Sallynoggin College of Further Education 
Limerick College of Further Education 
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Medical & Healthcare Course Videos

<
Return to List
Medical & Healthcare
Medical & Healthcare
UL Nursing (Intellectual Disability) - Course Description



Courses related to this video..

 

This programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to become an analytical and reflective practitioner; one who is able to provide a holistic and caring approach to clients with an intellectual disability.

This programme will enable you to integrate humanistic, scientific and research based principles enhancing your knowledge and understanding of the physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual needs of persons with intellectual disabilities.

This knowledge will be acquired through the study and practice of nursing, biological sciences, social sciences and related discipline


Videos related to this sector
'So You Want to be a Doctor' - Episode 2  
DKIT - Department of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Studies  
UL Food Science and Health - Course Description 
CIT - Nutrition and Health Science 
GMIT Graduate, Joanne O'Shaughnessy, Medical Science 
UL Bachelor of Science in Nursing 
UL Medicine Graduate Entry - Course Description 
GMIT Graduate, Mark McDonnell, Science 
CIT - Herbal Science 
UL Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Mental Health) 
UL Paramedic Studies 
DIT - Optometry 
UL Nursing (Intellectual Disability)  
UL Psychology and Sociology  
DIT - Clinical Measurement Science 
UL Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Course Description 
UL Bachelor of Science in Psychology 
UL Bachelor of Science in Midwifery 
UL Psychology and Sociology - Course Description 
UL Food Science and Health