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 Sinead O'Hara from Civil and Public Service Jobs to give some advice for people considering this job:


Sinead O'Hara

Higher Executive Officer

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  Sinead O'Hara

First, I would say that the person should give some thought to what Department they may be assigned to. If, for example, one has a particular interest in environmental issues, then obviously this Department is ideal for them.

The Departments in the Civil Service cover so many aspects of life, and economic and social activity that I think there is choice for everyone. I would also encourage people to think about why they are considering the job - do they see long-term career prospects in it, or maybe they see it as a means to make a contribution.

At the end of the day, service to the public is what a career in the Civil Service is about.


Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Central Technical Institute Senior College

Construction Technology

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Gas Fitter   Insulation Workers  
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Sheet Metal Worker/Plater   Concreter  
Plumber   Plant Operator  
Painter / Decorator   Fitter - Plant Machinery  
Glazier / Stone Cutter   General Construction Operative  
Slater/Rooftiler   Steelfixer  
Construction Plant Fitter   Demolition Operative  
Site Engineer   Facilities Manager  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Production Manager - Engineering   Engineer - Civil  
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Career Sectors related to this course:
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.
Building, Construction & Property
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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FETAC Progression routes to Higher Education. 1 Route(s)
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