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 Keith Hayes from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Keith Hayes

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Health Service Executive

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  Keith Hayes
At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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Course Code:
WD162
Title:
Quantity Surveying
College:
Waterford IT
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
4 Years

 

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Quantity surveying is a practice within the construction industry which manages and controls construction costs.



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There has been a huge demand from the booming Irish construction industry for qualified Quantity Surveyors. This demand continues to exist with both Professional Quantity Surveying/Cost Consultant practices and with Construction companies.

 

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2013 Points

300

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10

History:

2012 - 290
2011 - 300
2010 - 300
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