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 John Harding from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:


John Harding

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To be an engineer, a person must firstly have a degree. Having an interest in what you are working at is always half the battle. Being technically minded is also a great benefit.

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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My career choice was my own decision and I was not influenced by anyone else. I think it is important that you ultimately make the decision for yourself as you will be the one who has to work in the job for the rest of your life. Do what makes you happy and not what makes someone else happy.

Having said that my parents did guide me in making my decision by outlining the pros and cons of the different routes I was looking at but I made the final decision.

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