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:

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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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CK407
Mathematical Sciences

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
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You will study a wide range of topics across mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics, concentrating on the areas you like most. 

You don’t need to have studied Applied Mathematics for Leaving Certificate, though naturally this would be an advantage.

Each year, you will encounter new areas in the mathematical sciences, from modules in theoretical aspects of mathematics to its practical applications, the balance depending on your emerging interests.

You will learn programming skills in a mathematical context, will gain experience of working in groups, and you will learn written and oral exposition skills, not least through your final-year research projects or through your work in statistical consultancy. 

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CK407 - Mathematical Sciences
UCC (NUI)

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CK407 - Mathematical Sciences
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Career paths of recent graduates include:

  • management consultancy
  • actuary
  • banking
  • accountant
  • options trading
  • scientific research 
  • software/computing
  • pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries
  • engineering-based industries such as electronics



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