Some of these occupations may require a Leaving Certificate or similar.
Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
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These occupations involve following instructions and helping others. Examples include taxi drivers, amusement and recreation attendants, counter clerks, construction laborers, and waiters or waitresses.
(thousands per year)*
18 - 35
Last Updated: March, 2017
|* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.|
Employment in this occupation includes quarry workers, energy and sewerage plant operatives. No indication of shortages was evident.
National Skills Bulletin 2018
Plant & Machine Operatives
Also included in this category:
|Part time workers:||9%|
|Aged over 55:||11%|
Prepares building sites by excavating, moving, placing and shaping soil or other materials.
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|Chemical Plant Process Operator - from: N.C.S. [UK]|
|Construction / Building|
|Carpenter / Joiner|
|Engineering Technician - Civil|
|Civil / Construction Engineer|
|Construction Plant Fitter|
|Construction Plant Mechanic|
|Cleaner - Industrial|
|Fitter - Plant Machinery|
|Tiler / Tile Fitter|
|General Operative - Construction|
|Glazier / Stone Cutter|
|Painter / Decorator|
|Sheet Metal Worker / Plater|
|Slater / Roofer|
|Steelfixer / Erector|
|Engineering Production Manager|
|Cleaner - Household|
|Aerial & Satellite Installers|
|Building Labourer / Construction Worker|
|Building Services Engineering Technician|
|Electronic Security Systems Technician|
|Gas Distribution Worker|
|Heating and Ventilating Fitter|
|Road / Paving / Asphalt Workers|
|Security Attendant / Porter|