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What are your interests?



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.

Qualifications Required in Sustainable Energy

Qualifications Required in Sustainable Energy

What qualifications are required?

Most jobs within this sector will require a specialist degree in the area or a primary degree in a STEM-related area with a post graduate qualification.

Degrees in Applied Science, Physical Science and Engineering would all be relevant along with post graduate qualifications in Energy/Environmental, Sustainable and Renewable Energy disciplines.

For a full list of all the CAO/PLC courses relevant to this sector go to the Earth Science and the Environment sector of the site where you will find the most up to date list.

What are the typical routes into this sector?

Most people entering this sector are qualified up to 3rd level and come either from directly related couses or from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) based backgrounds.

It is anticipated that developed skills in disciplines such as ICT will feature strongly in future employment opportunities.