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 Donal Kane from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:


Donal Kane

Plumber / Construction Super.

Construction Industry Federation

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  Donal Kane
Once you’re willing to listen, take advice and work hard there are many options for career paths / future development.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Growing Optimism for the Construction Sector

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Growing Optimism for the Construction Sector

Monday, January 12, 2015 

Growing Optimism for the Construction Sector

The latest Ulster Bank Construction PMI showed increased Civil Engineering activity for the third month running, with  sharp rise in new business amid stronger demand.

New orders continued to show expansion in December, albeit at a slower pace than the previous four months, and companies increased their workforces at a rapid rate.

Demand in the sector has risen for 18 months in a row and companies expect this trend to continue as sentiment remains strong with about two thirds of respondents predicting higher activity in a year's time.

Challenges in the housing sector continue, but housing is beginning to increase at a realatively rapid rate, but it's increasing from a very low level. "We had an all-time record low level of housing activity in 2013, and in 2014 we did see an increase which is encouraging. "However, it is still falling short of the requirements that the economy and society faces", according to Simon Barry, Chief Economist with Ulster Bank.

Is a career in Ireland's Building, Construction and Property Sector for you? Explore the range of occupations and related college courses here.

The CareersPortal Team