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.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Radio and Safety Training

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Radio and Safety Training

Friday, June 01, 2018 

Radio and Safety Training

BIM's Coastal Training Units will be delivering radio and safety training at the following locations during June and July 2018: Newport, Co. Mayo and Crosshaven, Co. Cork. For further information and course bookings, contact Kathy at tel: 086-3856885or email:

Radio and Safety training will also be delivered at BIM's colleges in both Castletownbere, Co. Cork and Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

For further information and course bookings, contact  Castletownbere at tel: 027-71230, email: and contact Greencastle at tel: 074-9381068, email:



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