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.
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They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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The Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Sciences is a four-year programme which includes an eight-month period of work experience (Cooperative Education) in relevant work placements during the third year.

Throughout the programme, you will study the science behind safe participation and effective performance in physical activity and sport.

Laboratory experience is an integral part of each of these core areas of study where you will test concepts and theories and acquire laboratory and research skills. In the rst two years, you will study and experience selected sports and modes of exercise and training.


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