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 Oisin Murphy from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:


Oisin Murphy

Apprentice Carpenter

Construction Industry Federation

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Be as open to advice and teaching as possible. Craft your own methods and ways of doing things and always continue to learn and devlop yourself and your skills.

You need to enjoy working with your hands.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up July 31st

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up July 31st

Friday, July 31, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up July 31st

It has been a busy week for jobs announcements nationwide with some companies now recruiting. This week also saw Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, and Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, announce 25 new apprenticeship areas. Click on the links below for full details. 

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Jobs Coming on Stream...

  • You can also explore the full list of current job vacancies on the government’s job portal JobsIreland where over 64,000 jobs have been advertised since the start of 2015. 

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Career Planning ...

New Apprenticeships focus on wide range of Skills and Sectors - 25 new apprenticeship areas were announced this week. 

Shortage of Qualified Chefs Threatens Restaurant Sector Growth - There is a severe shortage of chefs in Ireland and not enough chef training centres, which is threatening growth and expansion in the restaurant sector.

From Apprentice to The Top the Mercury Way - Construction Industry Federation (CIF) member firm Mercury Engineering nurtures its staff, from first career step through the years that follow.

New National Skills Bulletin 2015 NOW Available -

The report highlights the Skills Shortages across all career sectors. have now integrated the 'Jobs in Demand' details across the National Occupations Database and

fully updated the Labour Market Information area.

AND ...

Irish student wins bronze medal at International Linguistics Olympiad - Nineteen year old Luke Gardiner from Gonazaga College, Dublin, clinched a bronze medal at the International Linguistics Olympiad in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria on Friday.


CAO First Round Offers ~ 17th August 2015  

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