Types of Business Industries
Agriculture, Animals & Food
Animals & Veterinary Science
Looking after the health and welfare of animals.
Farming, Horticulture & Forestry
Working with the land, managing livestock, crops, forests or the environment.
Food & Beverages
Working with the production, distribution, preparation and serving of food and drinks.
Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture
Fishing in the open seas or farming them in fish farms. Looking after the sale and promotion of all seafood.
STEM, Environment & Construction
Biological, Chemical & Pharmaceutical Science
Creating high quality drugs or chemicals, testing them to ensure they are effective and safe, and monitoring their effect on people and the environment.
Biomedical Technologies & Medtech
Work on the development of technology that enhances the diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, and treatment of diseases and disabilities.
Computers & ICT
Working in the manufacture, sales or support of all forms of computers and computer systems, or in the creation and development of software.
Construction, Architecture & Property
Working in the planning, building, selling or management of construction projects (housing estates, roads, warehouses etc.).
Earth & Environment
Work with technologies which monitor and predict changes in our environment, the development of renewable energy sources, and the conservation of ecosystems.
Engineering, Manufacturing & Energy
Working in one of the many engineering or technology fields such as Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing, Motor and Energy.
Physics, Mathematics & Space Science
Researching and investigating aspects of the physical universe, or using mathematics to solve complex issues in science or business.
Medical, Wellbeing & Sport
Leisure, Sport & Fitness
Working in a leisure centre, in sports as a player or coach, or involved in personal / fitness training.
Medical & Healthcare
Working in hospitals, clinics and medical centres looking after the health and care of people with physical illness.
Psychology & Social Care
Caring for individuals experiencing psychological difficulties, or with the welfare of individuals or groups of people experiencing some form of hardship.
Creative Arts, Fashion & Media
Art, Craft & Design
Producing new pieces of art, craft or design work.
Fashion & Beauty
Working in any area involving fashion, beauty care, hairdressing and personal hygiene, e.g. Fashion design, Beauty therapy etc.
Media & Publishing
Communicating information through various forms of media, e.g. TV, Radio, newspapers, the internet, and film.
Music & Performing Arts
Working in the music/entertainment business as an artist (performer) or in one of the many roles that are involved in the design and production of a show.
Government, Law & Education
Community & Voluntary
Working to provide services to people of all ages across areas including social, community, youth, education, and charity, voluntary and sporting organisations.
Education & Teaching
Teaching at any level, including professional training, or involved in the design and development of courses and the qualifications that they lead to.
Government, Politics & EU
Working for the government to ensure the efficient and correct running of the country.
History, Culture & Languages
Working in museums, art galleries or heritage management. Using languages professionally, e.g. translating, interpreting, working for the EU and in global sales and support.
Law & Legal
Involved in the administration of the law, defending the rights of individuals and organisations.
Security, Defence & Law Enforcement
Working in the Garda, Army, Navy, Air Corps, or other organisations involved in personal, national or cyber security.
Accountancy, Finance & Insurance
Accountancy & Taxation
Working mainly in business, records details of financial transactions and provides advice on financial and tax matters.
Banking & Financial Services
Providing services to the public and business through banking, fund management and other forms of financial services.
Providing and selling insurance services to the public and businesses.
Business, Sales & Tourism
Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Creating advertising, managing marketing campaigns, and ensuring that a company is
always seen in the best possible light.
Business Management & Human Resources
Involved in the running of a business, helping it grow and develop, operate efficiently, meet business objectives and manage its workforce.
Clerical & Administration
Working in an office and being involved in the day to day running of a business.
Sales, Retail & Purchasing
All forms of work directly involved in the delivery of products and services to the marketplace.
Tourism & Hospitality
Attending to the needs of local and visiting tourists, e.g. the hotels, restaurants, bars and tourist attractions, and promoting Ireland as a welcoming place to visit.
Transport & Logistics
Transporting goods and people, the infrastructure (roads, rail etc.) that make this possible, and the services that are required to maintain operations 24/7.