For the third consecutive year, the Construction Jobs Expo will host the country’s leading employers as they recruit for roles across the industry.
Are you currently working in the construction industry or thinking about moving into this sector? Have you been displaced by the COVID-19 crisis and are looking for a new position? The Construction Jobs Expo in Citywest Convention Centre is the perfect place to explore your options on Saturday 14th November between 10am – 4pm.
During June/June, Ireland will enter the 4th phase of reopening society and business. Jobs, upskilling and training will be a crucial area of interest for people around Ireland as the country begins to rebuild its economy in the months to come. The health and safety of exhibitors and attendees is the number one priority of this event, particularly in the current Covid-19 climate.
Attendance will be marshalled to limit the number of visitors within the event hall at any given time to conform with HSE social distancing guidelines. Attendees will register into specific time slots, which will be divided into 90-minute segments, with additional event time added to accommodate five distinct slots across the day.
The Construction Jobs Expo is sponsored by Glenveagh Properties PLC and the companies in attendance will be seeking engineers, electricians, estimators, quantity surveyors, health and safety, environmental and quality professionals as well as instrument technicians and experts in heating and plumbing.
The first event of its kind, the popularity and growth of the Construction Jobs Expo since its launch in 2018 signals a high demand for skilled labour across the country. This event will feature the leading players in the construction sector at home and abroad. In addition to meeting employers in person in a safe environment, there will also be the opportunity to attend a range of innovative industry talks from career professionals who will cover advice on everything from upskilling and education, to bridging the gender gap in the sector.
Construction Jobs Expo is organised by Careers Unlimited, an Irish company which specialises in education and career enhancement. Kevin Branigan from Careers Unlimited said: “At present, the construction sector is one of the most exciting areas to work in and is still busy despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis. There are so many opportunities that it makes sense to have a forum where industry professionals can hear about the opportunities available and speak directly with potential employers. All of our exhibitors are leading players in the sector and this is the only industry event of its kind that is free to enter. If you’re looking for a new role, Construction Jobs Expo is the place to be on October 10th.”
On June 18th a new online event will connect prospective students with leading course providers through a virtual platform. This FREE Virtual Education Expo will host an exciting line-up of universities, colleges, institutes and businesses promoting their courses. You can log in from 10am until 4pm on Thursday 18th June from your laptop, tablet or phone.
Live chat directly with exhibitors and learn more about the courses and opportunities they have to offer.
Furthermore, we will be running a series of live presentations from educators and professional speakers throughout the event.
Talk to UCD, TCD, NUI Galway, TU Dublin, UCC, Griffith College, GMIT & Dublin, Dun Laoghaire Education & Training Board – DDLETB, Marino Institute of Education, DBS, Athlone Institute of Technology, The Institute of Banking, Hibernia College, The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise, ClassHub Technologies, FIT, Accounting Technicians Ireland, City Colleges, Oscars International, Maynooth University, Pitman Training, Innopharma Education and Pulse College.
Register today to get your FREE TICKET and we’ll keep you updated with all the necessary information about the event.
You’ll be able to learn about a colleges, upcoming courses, and what opportunities they offer for students. This will help you find the right course that best fits your learning aspirations and career ambitions. During the event, you’ll have a chance to speak directly with the colleges that interest you, and explore an array of open course opportunities. Chat online, in confidence, directly to admission teams looking to enrol prospective students like you. If you’re a prospective student either in Ireland or abroad and wish to attend the live education event, please register today!
Registration is free, but places are limited so register early!
An update on some items we’ve been working on here at Careers Unlimited to try to support course providers during this time.
Our goal has always been to help prospective students find the right courses for them. In these already turbulent and changeable times for the education sector, this global pandemic has led to unprecedented levels of uncertainty. None of us really know when society, the economy and life in general will return to normal; will it be weeks or months? In the new ‘normal’, planning for and predicting the future is tough. We’re all going to have to be more agile and flexible than ever before. We will also need to gather as much information and data as we can to inform our decisions and avoid costly mistakes.
Myself and my team at Careers Unlimited have been working remotely at our kitchen tables, sofas, spare bedrooms etc over thet past few days, to come up with ways we can work with the sector to help drive business during these difficult times. We are committed to help you, as a valued client and supporter of our business, and do whatever we can to support you through these times. We’re all in this together. Given that all colleges are closed at this time, we know there is a rapid movement to online courses in many of your organisations.
These are some of the things we are working on in the background during this time:
1. Increasing the number of online courses available on our websites at this time and the visibility of and ease of access to the online course search function on our websites Courses.ie, Nightcoures.com, Postgrad.ie, Corporatetraining.ie & Whichcollege.ie.
2. We are launching a brand new online portal – Onlinecampus.ie – to join our suite of websites. Onlinecampus.ie will provide a single point of access to all the online courses listed on our courses network and become a national portal for all courses online in Ireland. We’ll also be expanding the new site in the coming weeks to provide an exciting range of services and helpful supports for both course providers and prospective students for a world that will involve more online learning than ever before. We’ve been working on this at a swift pace over the past two weeks and it is now live on beta launch.
As a valued client, there will be no extra charge to include your listings on the new Onlinecampus.ie and you do not have to do anything – we will automatically add your courses, college listings and information as part of our subscription. We’ll be marketing the new site across radio, social and digital in the coming weeks.
3. We are working hard to understand the impact that COVID-19 will have on learning in the coming months – how are learning priorities changing? What is most important to learners during this time? When will course-seekers return to enrolling on courses and will the usual enrolment trends change into the early summer months after the Stay At Home period is over?
To gather more information, we’ve released a survey in April – ‘Learning & The Covid-19 Effect’. This was emailed to almost 50,000 Irish people on our mailing lists and publicised on our website network and will give us useful data about current attitudes to learning and course enrolments preferences in the current environment. The results from the survey will help us adapt to focus on what’s important to you as a course provider during this time, as well as providing industry data for those working in learning and development. I’ve included the survey link below and I would appreciate if you could share the survey out via your own social channels so that we may get as large a sample as possible. We potentially could follow up with further surveys to the same group with any further questions we may collectively have over the coming weeks.
I’ll send around the results of the first survey in a report at the end of next week – hopefully it will include useful data on how the market is changing and how we all can rise to meet this challenge.
Meanwhile, if you are running, or intending to run, online courses or distance learning of any description, please send us on as much information as you have and we will publish it on the new Onlinecampus.ie and distribute the news on our mailing lists. Also, if you have any insights on current and future trends, please feel free to let me know your thoughts.
Meanwhile, stay safe and remain positive! 🙂
We are delighted to announce that our website, and Ireland’s number one professional training directory, CorporateTraining.ie has won the Irish Enterprise Award for Best Adult & Further Education Development Enterprise 2020. Past winners of this notable award include multinational pharmacy sales, marketing and distribution specialists, the Pharmed Group; charity, training provider and on-the-ground support organisation, Autism Ireland; recognised leaders in Irish Street food, EatYard; fitness and health experts, Educogym; and educational institution, IT Sligo.
The Irish Enterprise Awards have been established by industry publishers with the aim to reward excellence in business as well as acknowledge progressive contributions to the Irish economy. Circulated to 100,000 C-suite executives and leading decision-makers across European countries and counties that have free trade with the EU, EU Business News analyses and reports on economic trends. With access to the international resources of publisher AI Global Media, EU Business News is the go-to resource for businesses across top European industries.
One of several popular training sites managed by our team at Careers Unlimited, CorporateTraining.ie hosts thousands of courses nationwide. This listing website connects individuals and companies, allowing them to find relevant courses, trainers and providers for professional development programmes all across the country. Whether you want to explore your CPD options, get on-site training for your team, or find the perfect qualification to make your CV stand out – CorporateTraining.ie makes it easy.
On the win, Careers Unlimited CEO, Kevin Branigan said: “We are absolutely delighted with the award. At present, the employment levels in Ireland are at a record high. There has never been a better time to upskill and reach for your ideal job. The courses listed on our site are accredited by Ireland’s top training institutions and delivered by experienced industry experts. Our team makes sure that as a business, we cater for a range of experiences, from entry level training to in-depth postgraduate level courses.”
Take the next step in your career today by searching CorporateTraining.ie today.
Two thirds of people feel the Government should do more to encourage the Irish public to engage in courses and further education, feeling that grants, subsidies or tax credits should be given. That’s one of the key findings of Careers Unlimited’s January 2017 ‘Courses & Training’ survey. The survey was completed by over 1200 users of our leading course finder website, Nightcourses.com, between 15th & 23rd January and gives a snapshot of the opinions of Irish course seekers about courses, training, courses providers in Ireland and the attitudes of their employers and Government towards further education.
Other key findings were:
Meanwhile, less than half (40%) felt their employers were sufficiently supportive of further education and training.
32% of respondents were 35-44, 26% were 25-34 and 20% 45-54. Women made up 67% of respondents in our survey. Two third were in the Dublin commuter belt. 50% of those who completed the survey enrolled on a course during 201, with 67% of those planning to enrol on a course in 2017.
Our survey asked a range of questions to assess the propensity of Nightcourses.com users to enrol in courses in 2017, what were the key influencers in engaging with course providers and what their experiences of training and courses has been in recent years.
Only 12.5% found course information by visiting a college website, with 3% using a newspaper and 65% using online searches such as Nightcourses.com and Google.
Reasons for enrolling in a course
We wanted to know what factors people took into consideration when choosing a course.
Course seekers in Ireland have a generally positive experience of course providers. A massive 80 percent of respondents said their experience of Irish course providers has been good, very good or excellent.
Nearly 40% feel their employers are supportive of courses and further training, suggesting increased interest on the part of the business community in improving training in the workplace. 2% said they were actively discouraged from taking a part-time or evening course by their employer.
Two thirds feel the government could do more to encourage people to upskill or retrain. Another two thirds felt that more grants, subsidies or tax credits are necessary.
Many respondents noted there is not much support for those who are employed but wish to study further. Here is a selection of their responses:
Other issues that were raised as being not sufficiently supported by Government include supports for childcare, access for disabled people, relaxing rigid application rules and better internet coverage in rural areas.
28% enrol in a course once per year. Interestingly, 10% take on more than one course every year. Overall, two thirds of people are keen on further education and courses.
Reasons for not enrolling
We also wanted to know why people decided not to take a course. Here are the most important reasons:
Researching course options
Most people – 58 percent – spend two or more weeks researching course options before making a decision. A snappy 14% of those surveyed chose a course in less than a week.
Careers Unlimited’s Kevin Branigan said, “The Courses & Training Survey 2017″ is an interesting cross-section of opinions from a large sample of active course seekers, featuring, in particular, many people who intend to enrol in a course in 2017 and are actively seeking for options. It’s notable that people’s general view of course providers is positive and interesting that factors such as price, certification, distance from home/work and reputation of course provider are so high up the decision tree. It’s also interesting that the level of support from employers is strong. On the other scale, it’s clear people do not feel the Government is stepping up to the mark in providing incentives and support to those wishing to upskill“.
Those interested in obtaining a copy of the survey should contact:
2nd Floor, Castleforbes House
t: (01) 5311 280
If you are looking for a new job, considering a career change, or are just curious about employment options, don’t miss our upcoming Jobs Expo events.
Jobs Expo takes place twice a year in Galway, Dublin and Cork. Each event features Irish and multinational companies exhibiting, as well as recruiting at the events. In addition, each Jobs Expo offers free professional development advice at our Careers Clinic. You can also attend a range of exciting seminars from industry insiders. Best of all? Jobs Expo is totally free.
Here are the details for our forthcoming events.
Jobs Expo Galway takes place on Saturday 16th September at the Galway Bay Hotel. The event opens at 10am and closes at 4pm.
Our next Jobs Expo Dublin takes place on Saturday 21st September at Croke Park. The event opens at 10am and closes at 5pm.
Last, but certainly not least! Jobs Expo Cork takes place on Saturday 25th November at the UCC Conference Centre. The event opens at 10am and closes at 4pm.
To keep up to date with news, events and exhibitors, please see Jobs Expo.