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.

Jobseekers

JobsIreland

Access a range of information and supports for jobseekers. Search for current vacancies and register with JobsIreland recruitment website.

CIF Jobs

Search for current vacancies on the CIF website.

Intreo

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.

Apprenticeship

Interested in exploring an Apprenticeship? Find out more at apprenticeship.ie.

Construction Training

Find a Construction FET course that is right for you at Fetchcourses.ie.

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 Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB) courses offered in NZEB Centres of Excellence in Laois and Offaly ETBWaterford Wexford ETB and Limerick Clare 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

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

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.

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.

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.

Employers

JobsIreland

Are you recruiting? Register and advertise your vacancies for free on JobsIreland.ie.

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? - JobsIreland.ie, where you can meet potential candidates face-to-face.

Apprenticeship

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

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

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 fetchcourses.ie.

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.