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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

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Local Government

Local Government

Local Government in Ireland is made up of the local authorities and councils throughout Ireland. These are responsible for delivering the essential services we depend on every day.

Local Government is fundamentally democratic; the goal is that people in each locality have control over the decisions that effect them. Local councillors are elected to represent their constituents and ensure that this principle is carried out. Councillors are essentially part time workers, but councils and local authorities employ many full time staff to deliver services. These include administration staff, maintenance staff for roads and infrastructure as well as planners and civil engineers to review development occurring in the locality.

Occupations in Local Government
(sorted by Job Zone)

Traffic Warden
Enforces traffic and parking laws and checks vehicles for tax and insurance details.
Clerical Assistant

Clerical assistants are responsible for filing, dealing with correspondence, maintaining data using computer or manual systems, and other general office duties.

Community Welfare Officer

Works to ensure that individuals receive any social welfare benefits to which they are entitled.

Health and Safety Inspector

Health and safety inspectors are civil servants who deal with health and safety in workplaces. They make sure that employers follow health and safety legislation.

Town Planning Support

Carry out administrative and technical work on decisions that help shape local communities. This can include work on designs for town and city building developments, new road layouts or environmental policies.


Designs, plans and directs the construction of buildings of all kinds and sizes, and changes to existing buildings.

Building Engineer

Building engineers are concerned with the planning, design, construction, operation, renovation, and maintenance of buildings, as well as with their impacts on the surrounding environment

Town & Country Planner

Help to shape the way towns and cities develop by balancing the competing demands placed on land by housing, business, transport and leisure, and making sure plans meet the economic and social needs of the community.

Urban Planning Engineer

Advise on how land can be developed or conserved for the benefit of society. The work includes putting together plans that outline policies in areas such as housing, transport and the environment.

Librarian / Archivist / Curator

Supervises and manages the running and organisation of a library, museum or collections of documents or other media.