Category: Careers in Construction

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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Senior Appointments at Walls Construction

L-R: Cathal Healy, Divisional Director; Kieran Masterson, Divisional Director; Eugene O’Shea, Managing Director; James O’Toole, Divisional Director and Gareth Lloyd, Divisional Director Walls Construction has announced four senior appointments in its construction and quantity surveying teams: Cathal Healy, Gareth Lloyd, James O’Toole and Kieran Masterson. Commenting on the appointments, Managing Director, Eugene O’Shea said: “Kieran, […]

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Construction Industry Targeting Transition Year Students to Avert Future Skills Shortages

The construction industry has launched a Transition Year initiative to facilitate students interested in working in Ireland’s most innovative construction companies. The initiative will see students completing work experience in the offices of construction companies in addition to on construction sites. Significant changes in construction in the past decade Dermot Carey, Director, Safety & Training, […]

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L&M KEATING APPOINTS NEW CEO FOLLOWING CBD CAPITAL TAKEOVER

L&M Keating

Gordon O’Regan, CEO and Managing Director, L&M Keating. Civil, Building and Marine Engineering Contractor L&M Keating Ltd has announced the appointment of Gordon O’Regan as its new CEO and Managing Director. With over 20 years industry experience, Gordon O’Regan has a strong track record in senior leadership roles within major civil engineering and infrastructure organisations in the […]

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