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.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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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