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.

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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EU Institutions are always looking for people who are ready to face challenges and make a difference for Europe. Irish citizens have an impressive track record in securing high level positions in the EU Institutions, including Directors General, Heads of Cabinet, not to mention the last 2 Secretaries General.

However, in recent years the level of awareness of opportunities has dropped and the number of applications from Ireland has fallen. Typically applications from Ireland for the annual graduate in-take have amounted to 500, or less.

The European Union Institutions offer an international career to ambitious and capable people. Based in the heart of Europe, you will encounter a fast-moving international environment and the chance to make a real and lasting difference. The EU Institutions serve 500 million people in 27 member states, so you can expect exceptional scope and scale.

If you are a final year student or Graduate, you can apply for entry-level positions in various fields, which are the starting point to an exciting and truly European career. The EU Institutions regularly recruit Graduates with work experience, administrative personnel and experienced professionals in a wide range of fields as well as translators and interpreters.

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