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 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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Mark	Maguire
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.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Open Day

Saturday January 14th 2017

The next open day at UL will take place on Saturday January 14th from 9am to 2pm. This open day is for all those considering study at UL – undergrad, postgrad, mature learners, part-time professionals etc. We will have presentations on our degree courses, information stands to find out what you need to know, and campus tours to give you a sense of the facilities and services that we can offer you.  Meet our student support teams from First Seven Weeks, and Student Engagement and Success. We aim to support your transition to 3rd level to ensure you get all the help you need to make your first year at UL at successful one.

Parents/guardians can pick up copies of our Aiming Higher booklet which promotes a practical understanding of the higher education system in Ireland and will help support students in making informed decisions around third level courses and career choices. 



On the day, you can also meet with representatives from SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland), the Department of Social Protection and the Office of the Revenue Commissioners all of whom can advise on tax matters in relation to student fees.

Find out about our work placement/Co-op programme which is the largest of its kind in Ireland, with a network of over 1700 employers.

You can chat with our lecturers and ask questions about our courses on a one-to-one basis. Find out about our new suite of sport scholarships. Take a tour of our library, or view a typical student apartment on campus. Tours of our UL Sport Arena will also be available.

Courses featured will include our new degrees for intake September 2017;

Open days at UL are your best opportunity to get a real sense of the UL experience – to study, live, and play all on the one campus. Book your place and find out more on

We look forward to showing you around!

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