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.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Gurteen Agricultural College

Drystock Management

Code:  6M2254
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.
Agricultural Officer   Engineer - Biosystems / Agriculture / Food  
Landscape Scientist   Archaeologist  
Food Safety Consultant   Food Technologist  
Food Scientist   Geotechnician  
Forester - Professional   Cartographer   
Arborist   Agricultural Scientist  
Horticultural Scientist   Farmer - Dairy  
Horticultural Manager   Agricultural Adviser  
Brewer   Dairy Industry Scientist  
Farm Manager   Farmer - Dry Stock  
Groundsperson   Apiarist / Commercial Bee Keeper  
Agricultural Mechanic   Hazardous Waste Specialist  
Agricultural Engineering Technician   Agricultural Inspector  
Flavourist / Food Chemist   Conservation Officer - Nature  
Baker/Confectioner   Animal Lab Technician  
Environmental Consultant   Soil Scientist  
Timber Technologist   Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon  
Environmental Technician    

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.
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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