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Project Manager - Construction  - Philip Weinman
Smart Futures

Project Manager - Construction - Philip Weinman

Philip Weinman is a Project Manager in Construction. He is responsible for project managing the design and construction teams to ensure a building project is

Structural Engineer - Shauna Hurley
Smart Futures

Structural Engineer - Shauna Hurley

Shauna Hurley is a structural engineer. Her job involves analysing building stability and designing structural elements such as floors, beams and columns, ensuring structures are

Building Services Engineer  - Owen Stephens
Smart Futures

Building Services Engineer - Owen Stephens

Owen Stephens works as a Building Services Engineer. His job involves working with architects to design the engineering systems in buildings

Forestry  Inspectorate - Seamus Dunne
Forestry Careers Ireland

Forestry Inspectorate - Seamus Dunne

Seamus Dunne is responsible for managing the Forestry Inspectorate in the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine

Managing Director of Forestry - Daragh Little
Forestry Careers Ireland

Managing Director of Forestry - Daragh Little

Darragh Little is Managing Director of forestry for Veon Limited.  In his role he is responsible for forestry policy and Strategy and Research and

Forestry Professional - Ciaran Walsh
Forestry Careers Ireland

Forestry Professional - Ciaran Walsh

Ciaran Walsh works in the Forestry sector where his job involves administering grant applications for woodland creation schemes, approving felling licence applications, and giving general

Forest Inspector - Robert Windle
Forestry Careers Ireland

Forest Inspector - Robert Windle

Robert Whindle is a Forest Inspector for the Forest Service. Robert's job enables him to travel around Ireland for half of his working week

Forester - Peter Whooley
Forestry Careers Ireland

Forester - Peter Whooley

Resource Manager - Kevin Power
Forestry Careers Ireland

Resource Manager - Kevin Power

Kevin Power works as a Resource Manager for Coillte. Kevin returned to education in his mid twenties to study Forestry at WIT

Forest Manager - Niall O'Neill
Forestry Careers Ireland

Forest Manager - Niall O'Neill

Niall O’Neill is a Forest Manager for GreenBelt Ltd. Niall manages a large portfolio of forestry, owned by a diverse spectrum of landowners

Forest Technician - Colm Lyons
Forestry Careers Ireland

Forest Technician - Colm Lyons

Colm Lyons works as a Forest Technician with Coillte. He is responsible for the effective delivery of the Business Area Unit forest maintenance, tending and

Project Manager - John Liston
Forestry Careers Ireland

Project Manager - John Liston

John Liston is a Project Manager with Treemetrics Ltd. The work placement John undertook in his degree has proved very important for his job now

Forester - Tony Lenighan
Forestry Careers Ireland

Forester - Tony Lenighan

Tony Lenighan works as a Forester with Western Forestry Co-operative Society Ltd. Tony decided to follow in his father's footsteps as he also

Timber Purchaser - John Kelly
Forestry Careers Ireland

Timber Purchaser - John Kelly

John Kelly works as a Timber Purchaser for Laois Sawmills. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and an Honours Degree in Land Management

Forest Management Planner - Claire Howlin
Forestry Careers Ireland

Forest Management Planner - Claire Howlin

Claire Howlin is a Forest Management Planner at Forestry Services Limited

Forestry Inspector - Luke Heffernan
Forestry Careers Ireland

Forestry Inspector - Luke Heffernan

Luke Heffernan works as a Forestry Inspector with the Forest Service. Lukes job is quite varied and involves carrying out forest site inspections and documentation

Harvesting Manager  - Jamie Hawan
Forestry Careers Ireland

Harvesting Manager - Jamie Hawan

Jamie Hawan is Harvesting Manager at Coillte. Jamie previously worked in the bank but decided on a career change and returned to college to complete

Technical Support Forester  - Emily Costello
Forestry Careers Ireland

Technical Support Forester - Emily Costello

Emily Costello works as a Technical Support Forester at Veon Ltd. Emily's main role in the company is to build a database of all

Forester - Linda Coghlan
Forestry Careers Ireland

Forester - Linda Coghlan

Linda Coghlan works as a Forester with The Forestry Company. Her job includes mapping; felling licence applications; reporting and management plans

Sales Director - Joe Codd
Forestry Careers Ireland

Sales Director - Joe Codd

Joe Codd is Sales Director at Ireland's leading Forestry Company Veon Ltd. Joe is responsible for forest portfolio acquisitions in Ireland and the UK

Forest Researcher - Enda Coates
Forestry Careers Ireland

Forest Researcher - Enda Coates

Enda Coates is a Contract Forest Researcher at Waterford Institute of Technology. Enda got involved in research during his undergraduate degree which sparked his

Regional Forester - Mark Clery
Forestry Careers Ireland

Regional Forester - Mark Clery

Mark Clery works as a Regional Forester for SWS Forestry Services Ltd. Mark feels that the business and forestry modules on his course at WIT

Forest Resource Manager - Stacey Bradley
Forestry Careers Ireland

Forest Resource Manager - Stacey Bradley

Stacey Bradley is employed as a Forest Resource Manager with Irish Forestry Unit Trust (IForUT). Stacey studied Forestry in Waterford Institute of Technology and progressed

Forestry Lecturer - Adriene Booth
Forestry Careers Ireland

Forestry Lecturer - Adriene Booth

Adriene works as a lecturer on the Bachelor of Science in Forestry at Waterford Institute of Technology and also as a manager of Lismore Estate

Apprentice Carpenter - Oisin	Murphy
Construction Industry Federation

Apprentice Carpenter - Oisin Murphy

Oisín Murphy and Daniel Cowley are both Carpenters with John Sisk & Son Ltd. Oisín is approaching the end of his

Bricklayer - Brian	Conville
Construction Industry Federation

Bricklayer - Brian Conville

Brian McConville left school at the age of fifteen and began his apprenticeship in bricklaying. He has won the National Skills for Ireland in Bricklaying

Site Manager - Grad Entry - Aidan Maher
Construction Industry Federation

Site Manager - Grad Entry - Aidan Maher

Aiden Maher holds a degree in Construction Management from UL and has recently completed a part time masters degree in Project Management. Aiden's job

Apprentice Painter Decorator - Fergal Feehely
Construction Industry Federation

Apprentice Painter Decorator - Fergal Feehely

Fergal Feehely is a Painter Decorator who took over the family business in 2008. After his Leaving Cert Fergal went on to complete a four

Apprentice Electrician - Mark	Maguire
Construction Industry Federation

Apprentice Electrician - Mark Maguire

Mark Maguire is a third year apprentice electrician. Having worked in the autoelectrical trade for five years he then began employment as an apprentice

Site Manager - Trade Entry - Colin	Butterly
Construction Industry Federation

Site Manager - Trade Entry - Colin Butterly

Colin Butterly has worked his way up from apprentice Carpenter / Joiner to trainee Site Manager, offering him greater opportunities and more responsibility. He is 

Plumber / Construction Super.  - Donal Kane
Construction Industry Federation

Plumber / Construction Super. - Donal Kane

Donal Kane began his plumbing apprenticeship at the age of 17. Since then he has progresed through the ranks to become Construction Site Supervisor. Donal

Electrician / Quantity Surveyor - Eileen Faherty
Construction Industry Federation

Electrician / Quantity Surveyor - Eileen Faherty

Eileen Faherty is a Quantity Surveyor with Jones Engineering Group. Eilleen completed a four year electrician appreticeship and further obtained a Btech in Construction Technology

Fish Farm Manager - Hugh Heraghty
Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Fish Farm Manager - Hugh Heraghty

Hugh Heraghty is Site Manager for Marine Havest's Organic Salmon Fish Farm in Co. Galway. Some key responsibilties of his job include ensuring

Farmer - Dairy - Bryan Daniels
Teagasc

Farmer - Dairy - Bryan Daniels

After completing his Leaving Cert in Kilkenny College, Bryan went to Kildalton College to achieve an Certificate in Agriculture, and subsequently a Certificate in Farming

Ships Engineer - Brendan Cavanagh
Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Ships Engineer - Brendan Cavanagh

Brendan is currently a second engineer operating out of Killybegs in Donegal. He completed his Leaving Cert in Carndonagh Community School in 2001. He has

Civil Engineer - Maria O'Neill
Smart Futures

Civil Engineer - Maria O'Neill

Maria works as an Assistant Resident Engineer supervising a water supply scheme for the Local Authorities. She did her Leaving Cert in St. David's

Fishmonger - Nicola O'Higgins
Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Fishmonger - Nicola O'Higgins

Nichola O'Higgins owns and runs a fish shop in Wicklow with her Husband, who is also a Chef.  The job entails sourcing the

Fish Filleter - Brendan White
Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Fish Filleter - Brendan White

Brendan White is a Fish Filleter working for Albatross Seafoods in Donegal. He has done a number of different courses for his job, including

Skipper - Liz O'Toole
Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Skipper - Liz O'Toole

It was a personal choice to follow a career in the fishing industry. I did a NCUA course in fishing in the area of becoming

Skipper - Noel O'Sullivan
Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Skipper - Noel O'Sullivan

Noel O'Sullivan is a Skipper working out of Castletownbere in County Cork. He went to fishing college and holds his Skipper Licience. Noel owns

Fisherman - Alan O'Neill
Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Fisherman - Alan O'Neill

Alan O'Neill is a Skipper working out of Castletownbere in Cork and has his final Skippers Licience. This entitles him to skipper a boat

Farmer - Dairy - Denis Reidy
Teagasc

Farmer - Dairy - Denis Reidy

Denis works as an Assistant Farm Manager just outside Cork. He comes from an agricultural background and completed the Advanced Certificate in Farm Management course

Chef - David Kehoe
Careers Portal

Chef - David Kehoe

David Kehoe is the Executive Head Chef in the Tower Hotel in Dublin.  When he completed his Leaving Cert he went to study in

Event Rider - Luke Drea
Teagasc

Event Rider - Luke Drea

Luke Drea is a 3 Day Event Rider who is Self Employed. He left school before the the Leaving Cert exams to study in

Horticulturist - Paul Dowling
Teagasc

Horticulturist - Paul Dowling

Paul is the manager of an Amenity Horticultural business and is based in Dublin. Having completed a Horticultural course in the National Botanic Gardens he

Farm Manager - Dry Stock - Kieran Magee
Teagasc

Farm Manager - Dry Stock - Kieran Magee

Kieran Magee is a Dry Stock Farmer working in Gigginstown, Co Westmeath. He spent two years in Ballyhaise Agriculture College (Cavan), doing