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.

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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Deadline for HEAR and DARE CAO Documents

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Deadline for HEAR and DARE CAO Documents

Thursday, March 31, 2016 

Deadline for HEAR and DARE CAO Documents

All additional documentation for HEAR and DARE college applicants must reach the CAO by tomorrow, Friday 1st April 2016, 5.15pm.

This is the Latest Possible Date for supporting documents to arrive in CAO. 

The CAO must have received the following in the post by this date to be considered for supplementary entry (e.g. DARE and /or HEAR):

  • Completed Academic Reference /Educational Impact Statement  (SIF section B)
  • Evidence of Disability (SIF section C)
  • Both sections must be completed, signed and stamped.

Details of the documents HEAR applicants must send to the CAO by 1 April 2016 are outlined in the checkilist on page 23 of the HEAR information booklet.

You must return all relevant papaerwork to:

The CAO, Tower House, Eglington Street, Galway, by 17.15pm, fully completed, signed and stamped.

Documents received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Further Information is available here in our helpful Parents Guide.

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