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.

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Passenger Boat Proficiency

Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Further Information...

Applicants who do not hold a Deck Officer (Fishing Vessel) Certificate of Competency will need to achieve a FETAC Merit grading (65 to 79%) on assessment following BIM Passenger Boat Proficiency training.

Course duration: 5 days
Course cost: €500.00
Card administration cost: €30.00

Course content: 

  • Pre-Safety Checks & Precautions
  • Passage Planning & Pilotage
  • Passenger Boat Operations & Ropework
  • Routine Outboard & Inboard Engine Operations
  • Emergency Procedures

In addition applicants must hold/acquire the following:

  • A valid STCW 95 Personal Survival Techniques Certificate
  • A valid STCW 95 Elementary First Aid Certificate
  • An original and signed Medical Fitness Certificate from a registered medical practitioner including evidence of satisfactory colour vision
  • An original Declaration of Sea Service signed by a Peace Commissioner

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