Category: Careers in Construction

Major Changes in Irish Permit Criteria for Construction Workers

– Civil engineers, QS’s, construction project managers, and M&E engineers with BIM capabilities added to Critical Skills List – Sheet metal workers, welders, pipefitters, air-con and refrigeration engineers, shuttering carpenters, glaziers, window fabricators and fitters, scaffolders, stagers and riggers, and crane drivers removed from Ineligible List of Occupations – Plasterers subject to a quota of […]

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Over 7,000 Students Set to Attend Ireland Skills Live at The RDS

Ireland Skills Live, at the RDS Simmonscourt from 21st to 23rd March, is a one-stop-shop for future recruitment, as it brings together the crucial elements of Irish apprentices, educators, students and potential employers. An amazing opportunity exists for Irish contractors to future-proof their businesses by taking on apprentices and partnering with educational establishments like the […]

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Grafton Merchanting Launches Ireland’s First Builders’ Merchants Sales Traineeship Programme

Grafton Merchanting ROI has announced that 20 trainees – 17 men and three women – have been accepted onto Ireland’s first builders’ merchants sales traineeship programme. The QQI accredited programme, run by Grafton Merchanting ROI in conjunction with the Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB), aims to create a pipeline of skilled […]

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Major Apprenticeships Boost for Wet Trades

SOLAS has announced that it has extended the CIF Apprenticeship Sharing Initiative, a scheme that was initially set up by CIF South East Branch in 2015. The core concept is that contractors, who may not consider taking on an apprentice themselves, for reasons such as they do not have the trade skills in-house or are […]

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McHale Plant to Host Apprenticeship Seminar

A day-long seminar for those considering an apprenticeship in the construction plant and machinery sector is being organised by Komatsu distributor, McHale Plant Sales at its offices on Greenogue Industrial Estate, Rathcoole in late-September/early October (Date to be finalised). Free to participants, the programme will comprise a mixture of conference-room presentations covering all critical areas […]

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Sign Up for Concrete Society ‘Fundamentals of Concrete Technology’ Course

Fundamentals of Concrete Technology

The Irish Concrete Society recently launched their 2018 ‘Fundamentals of Concrete Technology’ course. Commencing on the 07 September in UCD, the course provides participants with essential information on concrete technology and construction. The programme includes two half-days of lectures and a half-day on site. There will also be time spent in a civil engineering laboratory […]

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Ballyfermot College Steel Fixing Course Graduates Prove Their Metal in Construction Sector

Ballyfermot College

“The work placement gives the trainee steel fixers an opportunity to show the skills they have learned”   A steel fixing course at Ballyfermot College has helped 40 young people develop the skills to start careers in the construction industry. A 12-week steel fixing course, which has been run for the past two years at […]

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Generation Apprenticeship Competition Exhibits on Display in National College of Ireland 6th – 30th April

Ireland is forging ahead on expansion of its apprenticeship system to meet 21st century skills needs and to support dynamic growth of our economy and society. There are currently 36 apprenticeship programmes available in Ireland, with a further 16 programmes currently in active development and are due to available this year. Apprenticeships have long been […]

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Kirby Group Expands Executive Team

Kirby Group

Kirby Group Engineering has made a number of key appointments at executive level in response to the company’s growth and success, nationally and internationally. Aidan J Kerins joins Kirby as the new Group Business Development Director. Henry McCann has been promoted to Operations Director. Alan McHugh has been promoted to Associate Director – Power Transmission […]

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