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 Colin Butterly from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:


Colin Butterly

Site Manager - Trade Entry

Construction Industry Federation

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  Colin	Butterly
For anyone who even vaguely considers a trade or a management job they shouldn’t hesitate to pursue it as it can surprise you how capable you can become despite any reservations you may have.

It could even introduce you to different roles in the industry that you hadn’t realised were available to you or felt where out of your reach.

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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250 New Gardai to be Recruited

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250 New Gardai to be Recruited

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 

250 New Gardai to be Recruited

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has announced the recruitment of 250 new Gardaí over the next six months. The recruits will enrol in Templemore Garda College in two groups of 125.

Recruitment, according to the Minister is set to begin “over the coming months”. It will bring the total number of new recruits since September last year to 550. Approximately 20,000 people applied for positions in An Garda Síochána when its recruitment campaign began in December 2013. Indications are that recruitment will be from the current pool of applicants in the system. 

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Is this the career for you? View a full profile of An Garda Síochána HERE including video interviews and employment information.

The CareersPortal Team