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We asked Eileen Faherty from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:


Eileen Faherty

Electrician / Quantity Surveyor

Construction Industry Federation

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  Eileen Faherty
My advice would be that if you are not afraid of hard work that construction can be a very rewarding industry. It is a constantly changing industry which is interesting to work in.

To be a QS the main values would be to be interested in dealing with financial data and be happy to work as part of a team. Having an interest in construction generally outside of the commercials will also help as it keeps you interested in the projects you are working on apart from what they cost.

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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600 Additional Garda Recruits Under Budget 2016

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600 Additional Garda Recruits Under Budget 2016

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 

600 Additional Garda Recruits Under Budget 2016

Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD,  has been allocated an extra €89 million in Budget 2016. €67 million of the funding is earmarked for new Garda Recruits, surveillance, special operations and targeted, intelligence-led policing.

Making the announcement Minister Fitzgerald said: “The past 48 hours have been a dark period for An Garda Síochána and highlights the dangerous work that the men and women of the force carry-out every day in the service of their communities and their country.

“As Minister I have been committed to ensuring that our Gardaí are supported, resourced and equipped to deliver an effective policing service for the 21st century and to tackle the realities of crime in our communities, both urban and rural.”

Recruiting More Gardaí

Minister Frances Fitzgerald welcomed the total allocation of €1.5 billion for An Garda Síochána in 2016, which includes over €67 million in additional funding.

The Minister has announced that the budget allocation will allow the recruitment of 600 new Gardaí in 2016 in addition to the 550 Gardaí recruited since September 2014.

Minister Fitzgerald added: “The ongoing recruitment of new Gardaí is crucial for An Garda Síochána and for the safety of communities throughout Ireland. This Government reopened the Garda College Templemore in 2014 and with this budget allocation today we are delivering on our promise to ensure it won’t close again.”

Full details of the Budget allocation for the Justice Sector is available here

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The CareersPortal Team