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The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

Leaving Cert Subjects

Practical Group

Construction Studies
Engineering
Design & Comm Graphics
Technology

Science Group

Agricultural Science
Applied Maths
Biology
Chemistry
Mathematics
Physics
Physics and Chemistry
Computer Science

Artistic & Creative Group

Art
Music

Humanities Group

Arabic
Classical Studies
English
French
Gaeilge
German
Hebrew Studies
History
Italian
Japanese
Latin
Russian
Spanish
Other Language
Ancient Greek

Social Group

Geography
Home Economics
Religious Education
Religious Education (Non Exam)
Physical Education
Politics & Society

Business Group

Accounting
Business
Economics
Agricultural Economics
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Andy Mullins, Assistant Manager

What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?

I took tech drawing, physics, chemistry and french, in addition to maths, english and irish, for my leaving.

I always had an interest growing up in how things worked, honed in the shed at home when we were taking apart machinery to fix it. I wanted to do engineering as I felt it would interest me.

I also loved planes so i chose to do aeronautical engineering in University of Limerick. That led to dificulties because when I went looking for work as a mechanical engineer, following 9/11, a lot of companies would not consider me, even though the degrees are very similar.

If I were starting all over again I would do mechanical engineering. The course itself is not really relevant to my job.

The main thing you learn in University is how to learn, and how to be analytical about problem solving.

You quickly realise when you get into industry how little you actually know. But if you can learn quickly you will be ok.

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