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We asked Edel Butler from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Edel Butler

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Irish Tax Institute

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  Edel Butler
I think a career in tax is very rewarding and is an enjoyable career. There are a varied number of jobs which are available to someone with a tax qualification, including private practice, industry, Revenue, lecturing etc. The role of a tax adviser in practice or indeed within Revenue is, in my experience, extremely varied and challenging.

I would advise college students who are considering a career in tax to look into placements offered by their colleges / summer internships. I know from my time spent in private practice that a great number of the bigger accountancy / tax practice offer such positions to college students. This is a great way for such students to get a feel for what a career in tax entails and will help them in making a decision as to whether or not tax is something that they would enjoy.
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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

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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Kerry College of Further Education

Kerry College of Further Education


 

Construction Technology


Course Code:  5M5010
Award Code(s):  5M5010
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
The programme provides for students who wish to develop pre-apprenticeship skills, pursue employment or advance to further education. It aims to familiarise students with the work environment of the building industry and to prepare them for the whole world of work.

The Safe Pass legal requirement for the building industry will form an optional part of the course. The course is linked to third level institutes for students who wish to pursue higher education.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Practical Building Construction
Plastering
Bricklaying
Painting and Decorating
Computer Aided Draughting (CAD)
Architectural Drawing
(House Plans and Surveying)
Electricity
Communications
Carpentry and Joinery
Blocklaying
Plumbing
Word Processing
Wood Craft and Metal Craft
Safety and Health at Work
Work Experience

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Architect   Architect - Conservation  
Metal Fabricator   Cabinet Maker  
Draughtsperson   Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Building / Construction Project Manager   Traffic Engineer  
Engineer   Engineer - Structural  
Acoustic Consultant   Facilities Manager  
Insurance Surveyor   Production Manager - Engineering  
Surveyor   Site Engineer  
Insulation Workers   Stonemason  
Geomatics Surveyor   Building Services Engineering Technician  
Building Technician   Gas Fitter  
Heating and Ventilating Fitter   Industrial Insulator  
Welder   Site Technician  
Sheet Metal Worker/Plater   Engineer - Civil  
Engineering Technician - Civil   Carpet/Vinyl Fitter  
Carpenter / Joiner   Surveyor - Construction / Building  
Engineer - Building Services   Bricklayer  
Army Apprentice   Construction Plant Fitter  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Electrician  
Fitter - Plant Machinery   Tiler/Fitter  
Scaffolder   Glazier / Stone Cutter  
Plumber   Painter / Decorator  
Plasterer   Electronic Security Systems Technician  
Geological Technician   Cartographic Draughtsperson  
Engineer - Environmental   Environmental Officer  

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Building, Construction & Property
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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