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.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

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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Accenture’s Graduate programme is open for applications!

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Accenture’s Graduate programme is open for applications!

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 

Accenture’s Graduate programme is open for applications!

One of the best reasons to join Accenture is the people. We value individuality and are committed to building inclusive and diverse teams, where you can be yourself and make a difference as we change the way the world works and lives. 

At our core, we help clients around the world improve their business. This could mean helping them to substantially improve their performance using digital technologies; cloud, mobile, big data, robotics and the internet of things to name a few.

By listening to our employees, we understand what matters most when building an extraordinary career. Our programmes are designed to optimise growth opportunities by providing early exposure to clients, coupled with best-in-class training and development. We also offer a competitive starting salary and benefits packages, in addition to over 20 club and societies. 

Our programme comprises three highly-flexible career paths; Consulting, Analytics and Technology. Each offer unparalleled opportunities to develop expertise with amazing clients, in a broad range of industries;

Consulting: you will kick-start your career working with clients to understand and deliver innovative solutions to their unique business problems. You will develop the key skills required to transform our clients’ businesses across people, processes and technology. Learn more here.

Analytics: is a specialist stream within the Consulting Graduate Programme. Here, you will receive specific training and exposure to develop analytics-based competencies including data management, visualisation, advanced analytics, cognitive computing and analytics strategy. Learn more here.

Technology: As part of a global network of IT experts, you will develop, deploy and maintain the systems and software that underpin our clients’ businesses. By collaborating with other teams, you will ensure the design, implementation and delivery is optimised to drive operational excellence. Learn more here.

We run a number of events over October to help give students an insight into life at Accenture. Students can sign up for our Accenture Experience events at 

Our closing date for our graduate programme is 29th October. Students can apply here.