Who Will Earn What In 2020?

STEPHEN HOBAN, Associate Director, Azon Recruitment, writes about a number of factors that will influence construction salary rates in 2020 and identifies some construction roles that are evolving. The success and growth of the construction industry in 2019 empowered construction professionals, particularly those savvy enough to pick and choose from a plethora of employment opportunities. […]

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Hays Construction & Property Announces €5000 Bursary for Construction Professionals

To help counteract the challenge of widespread skills shortages in the construction and property industries, Hays Construction & Property has announced it is investing in the development of Irish professionals. Its latest initiative is to offer industry professionals the chance to win a €5,000 bursary to be spent on undertaking accredited professional education courses to […]

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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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National Construction Training Centre, Mount Lucas

Mount Lucas: An innovative approach to meeting non-craft training needs The National Construction Training Centre’s innovative approach training for non-craft workers and potential construction recruits is helping to fill a gap for site-ready workers. Robbie Cousins learns how it goes about meeting changing industry needs. By working with industry stakeholders, The National Construction Training Centre […]

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3,500 apprentices registered in Ireland in 2016

Government ups the ante to target 50,000 apprenticeship registrations by 2020 Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills, will announce details today of how the Government aims to hit a targeted 50,000 apprenticeship registrations by 2020, as figures released this week indicate a take up of 3,500 apprenticeships in 2016, and 2,500 completing trainee […]

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