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Linguistic

The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, or story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

Sectors
Source: National Skills Bulletin

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
582
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.

Careers in Construction

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  • Education and Training 
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Apprentices.ie
Apprentices.ie

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  • Current Vacancies
  • Employ an Apprentice
  • Career Videos 

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Women in Construction
Women in Construction

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  • #BuildingEquality Campaign
  • Career Stories
  • Videos 

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CRH plc

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Career Interview Videos...

Donal Kane - Plumber / Construction Super.
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Donal Kane - Plumber / Construction Super.

Joanne Bradley  - Mercury Engineering
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Joanne Bradley - Mercury Engineering

Aidan Maher - Site Manager - Grad Entry
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Aidan Maher - Site Manager - Grad Entry

Larissa Tardelli - Designer Group
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Larissa Tardelli - Designer Group

College Course Videos...

Materials and Architectural Technology LM094  - University of Limerick
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Materials and Architectural Technology LM094 - University of Limerick

Architecture DN100 - University College Dublin - UCD
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Architecture DN100 - University College Dublin - UCD

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

Quantity Surveying LC243 - Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT