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.

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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TechElevateTraining Programme for Jobseekers OPEN for Applications

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TechElevateTraining Programme for Jobseekers OPEN for Applications

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 

TechElevateTraining Programme for Jobseekers OPEN for Applications

The TechElevate digital training programme is currently open for applications from eligible jobseekers in Cork, Dublin and Limerick.

The programme has been specifically designed to help eligible jobseekers gain ICT industry-recognised certification, combining Digital Skills Academy certification accredited by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) with Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications, designed to validate core technical knowledge and enhance technical credibility.

TechElevate also provides a 12-week work placement within an ICT company to help participants break into career roles such as Web developer, cloud systems and network administrator, IT technical sales executive and IT project manager.

The programme is part of the government's Momentum Initiative. It’s first run resulted in a 65% success rate in returning participants to the workplace within four months of completion.

The course is an on-campus blended learning programme delivered over 32 weeks. Making use of the latest in learning technologies, successful graduates achieve a DIT Level 6 Higher Education Award and Microsoft MTA certification.

Participants study digital industry; entrepreneurship & innovation; and project management & self-employment business skills. Additional specialisms include Web development & coding; IT cloud operations; technology project management, and IT & cloud sales.

Eligible jobseekers can register online at, by e-mail at or by calling 1890 484 484.

Closing date for registration is Friday 6 February 2015.

Full Details are available here

Souce: techcentral

The CareersPortal Team