Build Your Future. Think Construction.

There are many exciting possibilities to build a rewarding career in Construction.

Housing for All is an ambitious plan of actions related to Housing in Ireland, and a key element of the Programme for Government. Future Building supports recruitment and training across this sector in Ireland in line with Housing for All.

Jobseekers and employers will find information and supports below on the many different pathways into a career in Construction through recruitment, training and apprenticeships. This page also includes opportunities to upskill for those already working in the sector or looking to re-join the workforce.



Access a range of information and supports for jobseekers interested in construction here.

Search for current vacancies and register with JobsIreland recruitment website.

CIF Jobs

Search for current vacancies on the CIF website.


If you are on a jobseekers payment and require training to take up employment in the construction industry, your local Intreo service can assist you. To find out more visit the Intreo website or contact your local Intreo centre.


Interested in exploring an Apprenticeship? Find out more at

Construction Training

Find a Construction FET course that is right for you at

Would you like to speak to someone about your local options? Contact your local Education & Training Board.

For training to meet the needs of construction projects, please see the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)Safe Pass and Quarries Skills Certification Scheme (QSCS).

For training in Green Construction please see the Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) courses offered in NZEB Centres of Excellence in Laois and Offaly ETBWaterford Wexford ETB ,Limerick Clare ETB and Cork ETB.

Learners across a variety of disciplines are trained through these courses to ensure buildings have a very high energy performance while nearly zero or very low amount of energy required.

CV Writing and Preparation for Interviews

For tips on CV writing and preparation for interviews please click here

Know Your Employment Rights

Statutory minimum rates of pay and other conditions (such as sick pay and pension entitlements) are set by the Sectoral Employment Order for those employed in the Construction Sector. They apply to all workers in Construction and are enforceable by the Workplace Relations Commission.

The latest information on the Sectoral Employment Orders for the Construction Sector can be found on the Workplace Relations Commission’s website.

The Mechanical Engineering Sector and the Electrical Contracting Sector also have Sectoral Employment Orders (SEOs) in place, details of which can also be found on the Workplace Relations Commission’s website.

Employment Supports

If you need employment supports or income supports and services, find your local Intreo Centre or Branch office

Recruiting from abroad or coming to Ireland to work

Living and Working Conditions in Ireland

Moving abroad can be a great experience, offering people the chance to sample the cultural, social and economic way of life of another country. Ireland is a popular destination for mobile European jobseekers and many have taken advantage of their right to live and work in Ireland.

However to make the most of your experience it is very important to obtain information on jobs, living and working conditions, employment rights and the current economic situation before you go. Please click here for more information.


EURES offer expert advice and assistance on recruiting from European countries, Norway and Iceland  for specialised or hard-to-fill vacancies. Find more information at EURES for Employers

Employers can also register on the EURES Portal to access a database of CVs of European Jobseekers to help fill their vacancies.

Work Permits

In order to work in Ireland a non-EEA National, unless they are exempted, must hold a valid Employment Permit. The Employment Permits Section of the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment administers the Employment Permits system.

An Employment Permit is dependent on the applicant receiving a job offer from an Irish employer who has made every effort to employ an Irish or EEA national for the job first.

Applications must be submitted in line with the General Employment Permits checklist and must comply with the Labour Markets Needs Test.

Further details can be found at the Employment Permits Online System (EPOS) and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment’s Employment Permits website.

The Employment Permits system is run by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. Applications are reviewed under the Employment Permits Acts 2003 and 2006, which set out the criteria in relation to the application, grant, and refusal of Employment Permits.

If you have any comments or issues, you can contact the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment by email

How to Apply for a PPSN from Abroad

All new recruits need a PPSN to work in Ireland. A Personal Public Service (PPS) Number is a unique reference number that helps you access social welfare benefits, public services and to work in Ireland. If you are living outside Ireland and require a PPS Number, click here.

For any queries about PPS Numbers, please email

How to have your Professional Qualifications recognised

Click here for more on getting Professional Qualifications recognised, plus more guidance and supports on working in Ireland.

Revenue information

You must use the Jobs and Pensions service to register your first job in Ireland.  The Jobs and Pensions service allows you to register your new job or private pension with Revenue.

When you register your job or pension, Revenue will send a Tax Credit Certificate (TCC) to you. A Revenue Payroll Notification (RPN) will also be available to your new employer or pension provider. This will ensure that the correct amount of tax is deducted from your job or private pension.

For more information visit

Local Authorities

Local authorities are multi-purpose bodies responsible for delivering a broad range of services in relation to roads; traffic; planning; housing; economic and community development; environment, recreation and amenity services; fire services and maintaining the register of electors.

Local Authorities provide a range of services within their boundaries. To find your local authority please visit here

Health Services

Your Local Health Office is your entry point to community health and personal social services. The wide range of services that are provided through Local Health Offices and from Health Centres include general practitioner services, public health nursing, child health services, community welfare, chiropody, ophthalmic, speech therapy, social work, addiction counselling and treatment, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychiatric services and home help.

Search the Service Locator Map to find your local health services.

Visit to find your nearest hospital health centre, GP and more.



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Work with Intreo

Intreo provide a range of services to employers. Find out more here.

Recruitment Events

Check out upcoming recruitment events at What's Going On? -, where you can meet potential candidates face-to-face.


Have you considered taking on an Apprentice? Find more information at

DSP Grants & Supports

Are you recruiting? You may be entitled to a grant if you employ a qualifying jobseeker. Find out more at JobsPlus.

Interested in taking someone on a 6 month work placement? Find our more information and at Work Place Experience Programme.

Employees with a disability – Find information and how to apply at Wage Subsidy Scheme.


SOLAS manages 21 Construction Skills programmes, 14 Quarrying Skills programmes and the Safe Pass programme – all designed to improve health and safety and ensure sectors have access to a workforce with leading-edge construction and quarrying skills. These courses are run nationally. To find a CSCS/QSCS/Safe Pass Course for employees click here.

Education & Training Boards

ETBs run a range of upskilling programmes for employees in the construction sector under initiatives such as Skills to Advance.

For more information on other upskilling opportunities, visit

About Us

Housing for All is an ambitious plan of actions related to Housing in Ireland, and a key element of the Programme for Government. While the core aim is to build more housing units, an important supporting aim is resourcing the Irish construction sector with workers - either through recruitment, training, or other pathways such as apprenticeship.

Intreo, SOLAS and the Education and Training Boards of Ireland have formed a dedicated cross-functional team to support recruitment and training across the construction sector. The team collaborate closely to drive progress in recruitment for training courses, apprenticeships and jobs.