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Creative

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

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.

Sectors

About

What unifies the people involved in all areas of the Building, Construction & Property sector is the pride they take in the completion of a project. Whether it's a developer admiring a building he’s looked after from when it was just an idea, a bricklayer seeing the outcome of weeks of work or the satisfaction a real estate agent feels when handing the keys of a newly built home over to its new owners.  

Skills

    adaptability, managing resources, time management, prioritising work, leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, data analysis & statistics, decision making, people management, persuasion, independence, physical activity, complying with regulations, maintaining machinery,

Key Facts

147k
employed in construction in Q2 2017
14%
estimated increase in construction output 2018
582
architects practices in Ireland
50,000
new construction jobs needed by 2020 to meet housing demand

Advice from Experts...

If you want to know more about working in the in the sector, hear what the experts have to say.

Opportunities
Career Opportuities in Construction

Because the industry is so varied and diverse, there is a vast array of career opportunities across the construction sector. Depending on your aptitude and abilities, there is an opportunity to work in a dynamic growing sector and in an environment that both challenges and rewards.

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Posted by: Construction Industry Federation
Career Opportuities in Construction
Career Opportunities in Civil & Building Engineering

The main engineering disciplines in this area are based on Civil engineering, a profession that deals with the design, planning, construction and maintenance of buildings, structures and essential water and waste water services.

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Posted by: STEPS
Career Opportunities in Civil & Building Engineering
Careers in Chartered Surveying

Thinking about your future? Find out more about the exciting career paths open to chartered surveyors!

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Posted by: Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland
Careers in Chartered Surveying
Advice
Careers Advice for the Construction Industry

If you are interested in working in the industry, make use of your Transition Year and look for work experience. Approach local companies to seek their assistance to achieve this or ask your career guidance counsellor what contacts they may have in the industry.

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Posted by: Construction Industry Federation
Careers Advice for the Construction Industry
Construction Engineering Careers Advice

With the increasing level of demand in the construction sector there has never been a better time to secure an apprenticeship

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Posted by: STEPS

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