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 Aidan Maher from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:

Aidan Maher

Site Manager - Grad Entry

Construction Industry Federation

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Aidan Maher
Try gain experience in some area of construction if possible to see if it’s for you. If you’re interested in a 9-5 job this is not for you!

If you like meeting with new people each day and dealing with issues which they may have regarding the project this is a good job for you. If you like to take charge of situations then this is also a good role for you to take on.
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SG101
Business

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

Employment Opportunities
Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
2 Years
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Students are introduced to the core functions of business management, including accounting, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, human resource management (HRM), IT and small and medium enterprise (SME) development. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, problem-based learning and computer laboratory sessions. Extensive use is made of case studies, podcasts and brainstorming techniques, while industry practitioners deliver guest lectures on a variety of relevant topics. Students learn theoretical and practical skills through individual and group projects.

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SG101 - Business
IT Sligo

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SG101 - Business
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or LCE Maths

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

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Graduates will typically find employment in management, finance, retailing, marketing and human resources. Typical career options include: trainee manager, junior manager, office manager, project manager, HR assistant, office administrator, junior analyst, entrepreneur, marketing manager, junior executive.



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