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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Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Applied Music - DK860
 

This course offers a blend of traditional, classical, rock and pop with music technology. We welcome students from different music backgrounds and with a diversity of interests. Music performance is a central focus of the programme where you may specialise in your chosen performance genre.

Specialisms offered in years 3 and 4 include composition, performance (classical, traditional, rock/pop), music technology, music education and community, musicology and ethnomusicology.  


 

This programme is aimed a producing professionals for the recording industry, capable of assuming key creative and architectural roles in the process of analysing, developing and realising the creative intentions of the recording artist to a commercial conclusion.

The artistry of modern Music Production assumes a diverse range of interrelated disciplines. Creativity, science, recording technologies and techniques, musical appreciation and awareness, business, interpersonal skills and more, combine to form the rich diversity of strands that is this course.


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