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 Aidan Maher from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:


Aidan Maher

Site Manager - Grad Entry

Construction Industry Federation

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  Aidan Maher
Try gain experience in some area of construction if possible to see if it’s for you. If you’re interested in a 9-5 job this is not for you!

If you like meeting with new people each day and dealing with issues which they may have regarding the project this is a good job for you. If you like to take charge of situations then this is also a good role for you to take on.

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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Whitehall College of Further Education

Applied Ecology

Code:  5M5028
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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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.
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Cartographer    Agricultural Scientist  
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Groundsperson   Brewer  
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Horticultural Manager   Farmer - Dry Stock  
Farm Manager   Hazardous Waste Specialist  
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Geomatics Surveyor   Geochemist  
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Hydrographic Surveyor   Geological Technician  
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Environmental Chemist   Gas Engineer  
Engineer - Energy   Geologist  
Engineer - Mining / Geological   Environmental Consultant  
Geoscientist   Engineer - Water  
Soil Scientist   Hydrologist  
Engineer - Environmental   Atmospheric Scientist  
Environmental Health Officer   Timber Technologist  
Recycling Officer    Ecologist  
Environmental Officer   Botanist  
Environmental Technician   Environmental Scientist  
Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon   Surveyor - Minerals / Mining  

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.
Earth Science & Environment
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
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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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