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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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Interviews
Deborah Caffrey, Electronic Engineer
Intel
Computers & ICT

Electronic Engineer - Deborah Caffrey

Deborah took the advice of her Guidance Counsellor and went to study Electronic Engineering at DCU (Dublin City University). After her four year course, she secured a placement with Intel

Claire Purcell, Software Engineer
Smart Futures

Software Engineer - Claire Purcell

Claire Purcell is a software engineering intern. Her job involves writing and debugging code, as part of software development projects

Kerrie Horan, Engineer - Process
Intel
Computers & ICT

Engineer - Process - Kerrie Horan

Kerrie works as a Process Engineer for Intel in their Leixlip manufacturing facility. She choose to study Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Trinity College, a course she highly recommends. After

Lorraine O'Leary, IT Support

IT Support - Lorraine O'Leary

Lorraine O'Leary is an IT Support Engineer with Lidl Ireland. She studied at IT Carlow in Computer Systems Management and IT, which included a 6-month work

Jason Ruane, Computer Programmer
Intel
Computers & ICT

Computer Programmer - Jason Ruane

Jason works as a Computer Programmer for Intel. He went to DCU (Dublin City University) to complete a BSc in Applied Physics, from where he went to immediate employment with

Laura Glendon, SAP
Languages Connect
History, Culture & Languages

SAP - Laura Glendon

Laura studied German and Commerce in NUIG and is based in SAP's Galway office. Her role is to support the partners using the SAP software which means she uses

Agriculture, Animals & Food

Resource Manager - Kevin Power
Forestry Careers Ireland
Farming, Horticulture & Forestry

Resource Manager - Kevin Power

Fisherman - Alan O'Neill
Bord Iascaigh Mhara
Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture

Fisherman - Alan O'Neill

Skipper - Noel O'Sullivan
Bord Iascaigh Mhara
Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture

Skipper - Noel O'Sullivan

Science, Engineering & Construction

Environmental Officer - Marie O'Donovan
CRH plc
Engineering & Manufacturing

Environmental Officer - Marie O'Donovan

Analytical Chemist - Brian O'Connor
Smart Futures
Biological, Chemical & Pharmaceutical Science

Analytical Chemist - Brian O'Connor

CEO of Fusion Space Technologies - Sinead O'Sullivan
ESERO Ireland
Physics, Mathematics & Space Science

CEO of Fusion Space Technologies - Sinead O'Sullivan

Medical, Wellbeing & Sport

Social Worker - Mary Ita Heffernan
Health Service Executive
Medical & Healthcare

Social Worker - Mary Ita Heffernan

Anaesthetist - Dr Jan Steiner
Health Service Executive
Medical & Healthcare

Anaesthetist - Dr Jan Steiner

Clinical Nurse Manager 2 - Liam Dowling
St. Michael's House
Psychology & Social Care

Clinical Nurse Manager 2 - Liam Dowling

Creative Arts, Fashion & Media..

Textile Design/Handweaver - Liz Christy
Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
Art, Craft & Design

Textile Design/Handweaver - Liz Christy

Dancer - Megan McEvoy
Languages Connect
Music & Performing Arts

Dancer - Megan McEvoy

Beauty Therapist - Kate Walsh
Languages Connect
Fashion & Beauty

Beauty Therapist - Kate Walsh

Government, Law & Education

Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp - Oisin McGrath
Defence Forces
Security, Defence & Law Enforcement

Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp - Oisin McGrath

Private (Line) - Keith Lynch
Defence Forces
Security, Defence & Law Enforcement

Private (Line) - Keith Lynch

European Commission - Fergal Donnelly
Languages Connect
Government, Politics & EU

European Commission - Fergal Donnelly

Accountancy, Finance & Insurance

Customer Care Manager - Nicole Feighery
Insurance
Insurance

Customer Care Manager - Nicole Feighery

Administrative Officer - Edel Butler
Irish Tax Institute
Accountancy & Taxation

Administrative Officer - Edel Butler

Associate Director - Karl Curran
Insurance
Insurance

Associate Director - Karl Curran