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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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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New Accounting Technician Apprenticeship available

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New Accounting Technician Apprenticeship available


Wednesday, May 11, 2016 




New Accounting Technician Apprenticeship available

A new Accounting Technician Apprenticeship route is now available to school-leavers wishing to pursue a career in accountancy and financial services.

Students now have an alternative to the college route, offered by Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI).

The new Accounting Technician Apprenticeship offers a fast track to a career in accounting, earning while you learn, and at the same time gaining valuable experience with major accountancy firms, or in small accoutancy practices. Employees who wish to change the direction of their career towards a rewarding role in accountancy can also do so through this route.

On successful completion of the programme, graduate apprentices emerge as fully qualified Accounting Technicians, equipped with the skills to work in industry, commerce, practice and the public sector.

Graduate apprentices also have the opportunity to progress to the Chartered Accountants Ireland qualification.

The CareersPortal Team