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 Aidan Maher from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:


Aidan Maher

Site Manager - Grad Entry

Construction Industry Federation

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  Aidan Maher
Try gain experience in some area of construction if possible to see if it’s for you. If you’re interested in a 9-5 job this is not for you!

If you like meeting with new people each day and dealing with issues which they may have regarding the project this is a good job for you. If you like to take charge of situations then this is also a good role for you to take on.

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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Training Course for Tour Guides

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Training Course for Tour Guides

Wednesday, January 06, 2016 

Training Course for Tour Guides


The Dublinia Heritage Project is a combined training and work experience course. It is eleven months in duration, with 12 training places available. Participants are trained to become tour guides and benefit from work experience in Dublinia Heritage Centre and St Patrick’s Cathedral.

The Dublinia Heritage Project is registered and quality assured by FETAC. The course offers participants a FETAC LEVEL 5 Major Award in Heritage and Cultural Studies covering subjects such as Local History Studies, Archaeology and Heritage.


The course commences on 18th January 2016. No previous experience or certificates are requested but motivation and an interest in Heritage and History are a must. This is an opportunity not to be missed! Many trainees have received full-time employment in the National Museum of Ireland, Malahide Castle, The Pearse Museum, Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Jail, Glasnevin Cemetery, Guinness Storehouse, Dublinia Heritage Centre and many more cultural and heritage sites.


For more information, please contact the Dublinia Heritage Course Office:

Phone: 01.679 4611 E-mail:

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