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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School of Pharmacy RC005

Pharmacy - BSc (Pharm) (Level 8)

The undergraduate Pharmacy degree offered in RCSI is a 4 year programme which aims to produce graduates capable of distinct communication, application and sufficient understanding of the basic principles and techniques of pharmaceutical science. The course is structured such that an individual student journey progresses from foundation studies, through scientific and professional studies, in preparation for practice.

The undergraduate Pharmacy degree offered in RCSI is a 4 year programme which aims to produce graduates capable of distinct communication, application and sufficient understanding of the basic principles and techniques of pharmaceutical science. The course is structured such that an individual student journey progresses from foundation studies, through scientific and professional studies, in preparation for practice.

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