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 Lisa Curry from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Lisa Curry

Catering Sales Executive

Failte Ireland

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  Lisa Curry
I would advise them that the sales world is not as glamorous and easy as it comes across but it can be extremely rewarding. I would recommend you go for this type of position if you are someone who enjoys a challenge and can negotiate very well.

Sales and Catering Sales as a position is a tough one and there are a lot of challenges in that you really need to be customer focused yet remember that you have to make a profit. Selling weddings is a side of my job that is very satisfying as you get to see the end result of something that you have created which at the same time is the most important event in a families and a couple’s life.
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Sligo College of Further Education

Sligo College of Further Education

Building Technology and Design


Course Code:  5M1940
Award Code(s):  5M1940
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is relevant to students wishing to pursue a career in Architectural Technology / Building Design/ Building Management. Preparation of students for suitability tests and the preparation of portfolios for Architecture Courses are strong features of the course.

This course is designed to develop the necessary skills and techniques of Computer Aided Draughting, Building Construction and Design.

 

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.

Computer Aided Draughting (2D) 5N1604
Design Skills 5N0784
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Architectural Drawing 5N1558
Building Construction 5N1570
Mathematics 5N1833
Safety & Health at Work 5N1794
Drawing 5N1862
Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975

 

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