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.

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Lisa Curry

Catering Sales Executive

Failte Ireland

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  Lisa Curry
I would advise them that the sales world is not as glamorous and easy as it comes across but it can be extremely rewarding. I would recommend you go for this type of position if you are someone who enjoys a challenge and can negotiate very well.

Sales and Catering Sales as a position is a tough one and there are a lot of challenges in that you really need to be customer focused yet remember that you have to make a profit. Selling weddings is a side of my job that is very satisfying as you get to see the end result of something that you have created which at the same time is the most important event in a families and a couple’s life.
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Course Code:
DT175
Title:
Architectural Technology
College:
DIT
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
4 Years

 

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You will learn to draw accurate and detailed diagrams for construction such as wall thickness, plumbing and insulation. This course also covers surveying, construction law and regulations, the various technologies and building materials used in construction and CAD (computer aided drawing).

Projects will play a large part in coursework. Students are required to prepare working drawings, details and schedules for building work.



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This course leads to careers such as an architectural technologist, who works on producing working drawings and details from architects' original sketch designs. They may carry out building and site surveys, liaise with clients and supervise the construction and renovation of buildings.

 

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2013 Points

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History: 2012 - 300
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DT101 Architecture (NEW for 2014)
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DT111 Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics
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DT282 Computer Science (International) NEW for 2014

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