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We asked Mark Maguire from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:

Mark Maguire

Apprentice Electrician

Construction Industry Federation

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The advice I would give is firstly talk to someone you may know that is already in the trade and ask them any questions that you may have or ask them about some of there first hand experiences.

Another good piece of advice would be to go onto YouTube and search some basic electrics, keep in mind that these are the kind of things that you will face when you go to the college phases of your apprenticeship . There are books and e-books that can be purchased to get an understanding.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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35 new jobs with digital mapping specialist Esri Ireland

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35 new jobs with digital mapping specialist Esri Ireland

Thursday, April 27, 2017 

35 new jobs with digital mapping specialist Esri Ireland

Digital mapping specialist Esri Ireland has announced plans to create 35 new jobs, bringing the total number employed by the company in Dublin and Belfast to 85.

Esri Ireland is a provider of geographic information systems (GIS). The addditional jobs will come on stream over the next 2½ years, supporting its expansion plans towards 2020. 

Esri Ireland is recruiting across a number of roles, including:

  • GIS consultants and developers
  • Technical support
  • Software engineers and
  • Sales and marketing

Details of current vacancies with Esri Ireland are available here.


Esri Ireland's flagship product suite called ArcGIS, had revenues of €7 million in 2016, up 21 per cent on the previous year and is now looking to grow revenues by a further €3 million.

ArcGis provides an infrastructure for making and sharing maps and geographic information available throughout communities.

“The growth of digital information and mapping in particular means that businesses and government are increasingly seeing opportunities to achieve competitive advantage, service improvement and cost savings from geographic information systems,” said Esri director and country manager Paul Synnott.

What college course? Check out DT112 Geographic Science at Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT

The CareersPortal Team