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 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.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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175 New Jobs for Galway with Chanelle Group

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175 New Jobs for Galway with Chanelle Group

Thursday, February 11, 2016 

175 New Jobs for Galway with Chanelle Group

Chanelle Group, the largest Irish-owned manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, will create 175 jobs in a major expansion of its operations. 

Chanelle, which already employs 375 people, is making a €70 million investment that will double its production capacity and add to its research and development capabilities, as it looks to break into the US market for generic drugs.

Construction of the new plant in Loughrea will begin in March with an expected finish date of January 2017. 

Chanelle, founded by local vet Michael Burke in the early 1980s, specialises in the development, production, marketing and distribution of generic animal pharmaceutical products.

For more information on careers at Chanelle Group click here


The CareersPortal Team