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Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

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

166k
employed in construction activities in Q4 2017
110k
additional construction workers required to rebuild Ireland over the next 3 years
578
architects practices in Ireland
50,000
new construction jobs needed by 2020 to meet housing demand

Labour Market Information

In the final stretch of 2017 there were 133,000 people employed in the construction sector, 6% of the total number of people employed. The sector grew by 10% between Q4 2016 and Q4 2017, making it the second fastest growing sector, this translates to an additional 12,000 persons employed.

Most of the employment (65%) in the sector was in specialised construction activities such as bricklaying, scaffolding or construction equipment renting, with the remaining 35% working in the construction of buildings or civil engineering.

In addition, 32,922 were employed in other engineering activities, including architectural activities and technical testing, much of which would be related to construction and building services.

Advice from Experts...

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

Construction

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Posted by Construction Industry Federation
Apprentices.ie
Apprentices.ie

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Posted by Construction Industry Federation
Women in Construction
Women in Construction

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Posted by Construction Industry Federation

Career and Training Opportunities with...

CRH plc

CRH plc recruits individuals who wish to pursue a challenging and rewarding career path within the Company.

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Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland

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

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Career Videos...

 
Kieran McGrath - Civil and Structural Engineer
Posted by ESB

Kieran McGrath - Civil and Structural Engineer

 
Mark	Maguire - Apprentice Electrician
Posted by Construction Industry Federation

Mark Maguire - Apprentice Electrician

 
Oisin	Murphy - Apprentice Carpenter
Posted by Construction Industry Federation

Oisin Murphy - Apprentice Carpenter

 
Carole Smillie -
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Carole Smillie -

Career Interviews

Owen Stephens, Building Services Engineer

Any construction related role would be beneficial for someone who wants to pursue a career as a Building Services Engineer.

Shauna Hurley, Structural Engineer

Being able to walk into a building to see the element I designed gives me an overwhelming feeling of pride.

Philip Weinman, Project Manager - Construction

I was always interested in technical subjects in school and was able to get some work experience prior in an engineering design office prior to leaving school. 

College Course Videos...

 
Quantity Surveying LC243 - Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT
Posted by Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT

Quantity Surveying LC243 - Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT

 
Architecture  - University College Dublin - UCD
Posted by University College Dublin - UCD

Architecture - University College Dublin - UCD

 
Construction Management  - Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT
Posted by Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT

Construction Management - Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT