What advice do you have for those wishing to go back to work?
What advice do you have for older workers?
What advice do you have for school leavers?
Apprenticeships are currently difficult to get so students should be seeking them well in advance of leaving school. Those interested should source some work experience in the area of interest. If possible at school, choose subjects such as construction studies, technical drawing, science or woodwork.
Becoming an Apprentice:
Under the Standards-Based Apprenticeship Scheme, administered by FÁS, candidates must be recruited employed and registered by an employer. Careers for Craftspeople include:
Sheet Metal Worker
What advice do you have for graduates?
There is still work in the broader areas with roads, bridges, factories and upgrading current homes to meet new energy standards of heating and plumbing continuing. Ensure you have an up-to-date safe pass so that you can work on a building site.
Questions about the sector
Questions about the career opportunities
Questions about education and training
Questions about global opportunities
Advice for people interested in this area
Elaine Dillon "An interest in technology would also be important and an unavoidable if you would like to be an engineer - this is the way of the future"
Maria O'Neill "Engineering is all about team work. I'm also organised, and positive. There are no problems, only difficult solutions"