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 Fintan O'Brien from Coillte to give some advice for people considering this job:


Fintan O'Brien

Business Analyst



  Fintan O'Brien
A high degree of interpersonal skills are required as in a Company the size of Coillte, with over 1,000 people employed,  you will have to interact with a lot of different people. The more educational qualifications you have the greater the job prospects

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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One of my good friends brother was an Engineer and I heard so many good things from him. An uncle of mine worked for a few years in electronics and I also asked him about it. I love seeing how things work and finding solutions to problems. A key skill of an Engineer.

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