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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Southside Partnership LES Careers Week 2017

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Southside Partnership LES Careers Week 2017


Monday, October 02, 2017 




Southside Partnership LES Careers Week 2017

Careers Week 2017 is coming up at Southside Partnership Local Employment Service, to support job seekers in the Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown area.

Following on from the success of their booked out Careers Week last year, Southside Partnership Local Employment Service will be running another series of FREE dynamic events / seminars to support job seekers.

This year’s event will kick off with a Jobs Fair in the ever popular Dundrum Town Centre on Monday 9th October, where a range of employers will be exhibiting their current job vacancies (inc Jamie’s Italian, Golden Discs, The Body Shop, Jack & Jones, Boots, Tesco, Next, Peter Mark, Penneys, House of Fraser and Harvey Nichols).

The rest of the week will include informative and lively CV Bootcamps, seminars exploring what employers look for when recruiting, insightful talks by the National Learning Network on how to get back to employment / education after a setback and information sessions from the Education and Training Board on employment training and apprenticeship opportunities.

If you are a looking for a fresh start in your career, don’t miss this wonderful opportunity.

Note: booking is required for most of the events. Contact Southside Partnership Location Employment Service where the client comes first. Call in to their offices – 137 Oliver Plunkett Road, Monkstown Farm, Dun Laoghaire or Freephone 1800 200 501

Download the brochure here.

The CareersPortal Team