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 Oisin Murphy from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Oisin Murphy

Apprentice Carpenter

Construction Industry Federation

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  Oisin	Murphy
Oisín:
Be as open to advice and teaching as possible. Craft your own methods and ways of doing things and always continue to learn and devlop yourself and your skills.

Daniel:
You need to enjoy working with your hands.
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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education

Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


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Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education is located on four campuses, Coolock, Raheny, Kilbarrack and Malahide. CDCFE provides programmes delivered by a team of tutors dedicated to the highest standards of teaching and learning in a caring, supportive and friendly atmosphere.

We currently offer over 30 full-time Post-Leaving Certificate courses and have a large part-time provision of Day and evening courses.

We also offer one year Top-Up B.A Honours Degree programmes in:

We want you to succeed and our courses are designed to help our learners achieve their full potential.