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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Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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DIT Cathal Brugha St. Student Open Day

Thinking about courses in Business (Hospitality, Tourism, Leisure & Event), Culinary Arts, Food, Environmental Health or Pharmaceuticals?  

The combined Open Day of the School of Hospitality Management and TourismSchool of Culinary Arts & Food Technology and School of Food Science & Environmental Health at DIT, Cathal Brugha St. will be held on the 26th of April 2017 between 14:00 and 17:00.

Get the opportunity to talk to staff and students of each of the courses, attend an information session on what types of careers you can go into and go on a tour of our facilities. 

DIT Cathal Brugha St. courses by sector

Business Management & Marketing

 (Hospitality, Tourism, Leisure, Event & Languages)

Upon satisfactory completion, all Level 7 students are eligible to apply for the add-on year for a Level 8 qualification.

*Delivered in conjunction with School of Law, Languages & Social Sciences

Food

 (Culinary Arts, Food Technology & Food and Beverage Business and Entrepreneurship)

Food Science

Environmental Health

Pharmaceuticals

Where is DIT Cathal Brugha St.?

The event will be held in DIT Cathal Brugha St. Dublin 1 (at the north end of O'Connell St.).  Click here to open the location on Google Maps.

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