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 Eileen Faherty from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Eileen Faherty

Electrician / Quantity Surveyor

Construction Industry Federation

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  Eileen Faherty
My advice would be that if you are not afraid of hard work that construction can be a very rewarding industry. It is a constantly changing industry which is interesting to work in.

To be a QS the main values would be to be interested in dealing with financial data and be happy to work as part of a team. Having an interest in construction generally outside of the commercials will also help as it keeps you interested in the projects you are working on apart from what they cost.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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GA869
Business with Administration and ICT Skills (Mayo Campus)

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in thhis level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

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This course combines the development of IT skills with a critical understanding of business. You will learn how various elements of Information and Communications Technology (I.C.T) such as the integration of telecommunications, computers, software applications and storage will enable business users in an administrative environment to access, store, transmit, and manipulate information. This programme will also show you how information technology complements both the practical and functional areas of business and management.

You will gain knowledge and skills in a number of areas includingthe core business functions (i.e. Marketing, Finance, Economics and Law) and how they are applied in  the operation of a business; the stock market and the management of finances; ICT skills – creation of websites, development of databases and business applications; personal communication skills, development of self-confidence, teamwork and presentation skills; and a foreign language.


 
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

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This programme will prepare you for work in office administration in modern technology-based office organisations such as the banking sector, in the voluntary and public sectors for example the Health Service Executive and charitable organisations.



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Business Information Systems GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT 
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