The STEPS Engineers Week, gets underway today and will run until March 5th.
This is a non-profit outreach programme that promotes interest and awareness in engineering as a future career to school students in the Republic of Ireland through a portfolio of projects.
It is a collaboration of events involving industry, colleges, schools, libraries, teachers, researchers and students throughout Ireland.
Irish Water gets involved in Engineer's Week every year to promote Engineering as a career choice by profiling their staff.
Former Mayo Goalkeeper and Glenamoy native Fintan Ruddy works for Irish Water and is based in Sligo.
Fintan says he would highly recommend a career in Engineering.
He recommends gaining experience in all aspects of engineering, continue to learn as much as you can but most importantly develop good working relationships along the way.