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.
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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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St. Louis Community School

St. Louis Community School

Business with Finance or IT Focus


Course Code:  5M2102
Award Code(s):  5M2102
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course provides a general education in the Business Studies area, together with a specialised knowledge of Finance and IT applications.

 

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

Accounting & Book keeping
Marketing practice
Word processing
Spreadsheet methods
Desk top publishing
Database methods
Customer service
Payroll.

All students study communications and work experience. A total of 8 subjects must be chosen.

 

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.
Business Analyst   Business Consultant  
Health & Safety Officer   Data Steward / Data Manager  
Chartered Secretary   Accounts Team Leader  
Data Protection Officer   Charity Officer  
Industrial Relations Officer   Management Consultant  
Managing Director   Project Manager  
Recruitment Consultant   Management Associate  
Manager - General   Business Adviser  
Arts agent/promoter   Company Secretary  
Hotel - General Manager   Financial Adviser  
Financial Trader   Economist / Economist EU  
Psychologist - Occupational   Change Manager  
Operations Research Analyst   Staff Relations Official  
Personnel Officer   Personnel Manager   
Equality Officer   Hospitality Management  
Human Resources Business Partner / HRBP   HR Director - Human Resources  
Human Resources / Personnel Manager   Financial Manager - EU  
Reinsurance Technician   Bank / Financial Manager   
Financial Analyst   Fund Administrator  
Bank Official   Underwriter - Insurance (Standard)  
Actuary   Insurance Loss Adjuster  
Insurance Loss Assessor   Underwriter - Insurance (Technical)   
Fund Accountant   Insurance Claims Handler  
Insurance Broker   Commodity Broker  
Pension Fund Manager   Investment Banker  
Building Society Manager   Commercial Banking Officer  
Fund Supervisor   Fund Manager  
Corporate Sales Manager   Recruitment Team Leader  
Investment Fund Manager   Special Investigations Unit Analyst  
Risk Analyst   Client Relations Manager  
Customer Service Representative   Accounts Administrator  
Auditor   Tax Accountant  
Accounting Technician   Stockbroker  
Debt Collector   Financial Controller  

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.
Banking, Insurance & Financial Services
Business Organisation & Business Management
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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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

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BBSXX 

5M2102