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 Declan Rice from Local Government Management Services Board to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Declan Rice

Firefighter

Local Government Management Services Board

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  Declan Rice

Research it well. Visit you local fire station, talk to the firefighters and question them ... they are generally very willing to help interested persons.

The training is excellent and will prepare you well for what will be expected of you. To "fit-in" you have got to be a team player, there's really no room for those who aren't. Who wants to work along someone for 25-30 years who only thinks of themself ? Your life may someday depend on them.

Do not consider this job if you are afraid of heights or confined spaces or squemish, in this job people will literally die in your arms; it's something you must give thought to. Having said all that ... the job is very safisfying

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Galway Technical Institute

Construction Technology - Renewable Energies


Code:  CCONT
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Sample Careers 
The following occupations are related to the area of study for this course. Click on the occupations to explore further.
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Geological Technician   Architect  
Architectural Technologist   Cartographic Draughtsperson  
Building / Construction Manager   Acoustic Consultant  
Traffic Engineer   Engineer - Structural  
Engineer   Meteorologist  
Engineer - Environmental   Gas Engineer  
Geoscientist   Engineer - Energy  
Environmental Consultant   Atmospheric Scientist  
Soil Scientist   Hydrologist  
Engineer - Water   Energy consultant  
Geologist   Engineer - Mining / Geological  
Meteorological Officer   Environmental Officer  
Environmental Technician   Environmental Health Officer  
Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver   Cabinet Maker  
Thatcher   French Polisher  
Draughtsperson   Metal Fabricator  
Cleaner - Household   Gas Distribution Worker  
Steeplejack   Street Cleaner  
Radiographer - Industrial   Window Fitter  
Window Cleaner   Heating and Ventilating Fitter  
Refuse Collector   Industrial Insulators  
Road / Paving / Asphalt Workers   Gas Fitter  
Caretaker   Building Technician  
Building Services Engineering Technician   Labourer - Building  
Security Attendant / Porter   Quarry Worker  
Aerial & Satellite Installers   Geomatics Surveyor  
Glazier / Stone Cutter   General Construction Operative  
Tiler/Fitter   Fitter - Plant Machinery  
Electrician   Cleaner - Industrial  
Crane Operator   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Construction Plant Fitter   Concreter  
Engineer - Civil   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Carpet/Vinyl Fitter   Carpenter / Joiner  
Surveyor - Building / Construction   Engineer - Building Services  
Bricklayer   Insurance Surveyor  
Painter / Decorator   Stonemason  
Insulation Workers   Demolition Operative  
Site Engineer   Facilities Manager  
Production Manager - Engineering   Surveyor  
Steelfixer   Slater/Rooftiler  
Site Technician   Plant Operator  
Plasterer   Plumber  
Scaffolder   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Army Apprentice   Theatre Stagehand  
Electronic Security Systems Technician   Surveyor - Minerals / Mining  
Aid worker / humanitarian worker    

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
Earth Science & Environment
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FETAC Progression routes to Higher Education. 1 Route(s)
This course leads to a FETAC 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:

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