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

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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.

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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Over 900 Jobs Announced This Month

What an amazing month this has been for the economy. March is the month to celebrate all things Irish with Seachtain na Gaeilge trad sessiuns and ceilis popping up all over the country in preparation for St Patrick’s Day festivities as the nation celebrates being Irish. But this year we have a lot more to celebrate with so many job announcements, equating to over 900 new jobs across the country!

Yesterday the most recent job announcement was made by BRE Global as they are set to transfer their CE marking business to a new Dublin base creating 15-20 jobs for local engineers, scientists and technicians. This has been the latest in a spate of positive news stories on the jobs front this month.


BRE Global 

Plans are also underway to create a new test laboratory in Dublin later this year which will employ 15-20 local engineers, scientists and technicians to test a range of construction and fire protection products.  The facility represents a €3.5 million investment by BRE who see strong growth indicators in the global marketplace for independent testing, certification and CE marking, of construction and related products and materials.  

Welcoming the announcement by BRE Global, the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Ms. Heather Humphreys TD said “I am delighted that BRE Global has decided to establish a new office in Ireland as a new base for its European activities and CE marking work, which will lead to the creation of quality jobs for Irish engineers and scientists. Our skills base in key technical areas will help BRE move onto a new chapter of its expansion.    Ireland will be an exciting new base for the company and I look forward to BRE developing Ireland’s reputation as a location for world-class and internationally recognised testing and certification work.”    


Other Job announcement made this month include . . .


  • 231 Jobs announced in eight high growth companies in Dublin.

Most of these jobs are in the technology sector. A lot of these companies need software engineers, sales and some roles in business and accounts.  Find more information here


  • Edwards’ Lifescience – 600 Jobs for Midwest.

This is a California based medtech company specialising in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, Edwards Lifescience are locating a new manufacturing plant in the Midwest. The company expects to employ 600 in various roles in the coming years with 60 jobs coming on stream this year. Read more here.


  • Pilz announces 70 jobs for Cork

Pilz, a leading global automation technology company, has opened a new €7.4 million software development centre in Cork, The company is actively recruiting, with 70 new jobs in total planned by 2023. To find out more click here.


If you are in the market for a new job you might like to check out the Jobseekers page on Here you will find some valuable tips on CV and interview preparation as well as up-to-date information on current job vacancies. Click here for more information.

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