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

 

Mark Maguire

Apprentice Electrician

Construction Industry Federation

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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.
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Student Bursars Wanted for Work Experience Programme

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Student Bursars Wanted for Work Experience Programme


Monday, January 23, 2017 




Student Bursars Wanted for Work Experience Programme

The Marine Institute is inviting students to apply for a number of in many exciting areas for this summer 2017. The Marine Institute Bursary Scholarship Scheme is worth €275 per week for an 8 to 12 week placement (bursary dependant).

They will be based in various locations including the Marine Institute Oranmore, Co. Galway, Newport, Co. Mayo and other locations/ ports around the country.

Application Deadline Date is 10th February 2017

The Marine Institute's Bursary Scholarship Scheme provides valuable practical experience for students, in areas of research such as Marine Fisheries, Salmon Management, Aquaculture, Fish Health Unit, Oceanography Instrumentation, Benthic Ecology, Communications and the Office of Research & Development.

The Bursary Programme is aimed at undergraduates of Universities, Institutes of Technology and National Institutes for Higher Education. The Scheme is strictly limited to undergraduates who will have completed two years study in a relevant discipline by the beginning of June.

Previous bursars have gone on to work in the Marine Institute (including two Directors of the Institute), BIM, Regional Fisheries Boards, county councils, pharmaceutical companies, State Laboratories, with some going as far afield as the EPA in Sydney Australia and some now running their own companies.

To Apply for the Summer Bursary Programme:

Please check out the bursary titles on offer

Select the two bursaries that interest you most and in order of preference

Complete the Application Form and return it FAO Annette Jordan, Marine Institute, Furnace, Newport, Co Mayo

For more information click here