“Growing up, I always knew I wanted to do something in the line of engineering. I started a city & guilds course in mechanical engineering which led on to getting a degree in manufacturing engineering. During the summers and weekends, I worked as a welder.”
“We shoot time lapses of the site from the same spot up on a hill every day. The builder and the architect work together solving problems and come up with new solutions bit by bit. In these moments the site is full of good vibes!”
Drylining City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma trainees are ensured a full time work offer at the end of the training. Women are encouraged to apply.
This Stone Festival at Sheep’s Head is the first one for the organisers and they have sold 116 out of 120 tickets. I’m excited about learning everything and anything….just experiencing different skills.
“I knew that going down this route meant that I was going to be faced with some challenges that might be potentially difficult to overcome. Namely, the major change of working outside on a site versus being in a classroom.”
She realised that to her, beauty could be about deciding to step outside the box and expressing inner strengths and imagination.
“There’s something primal in the satisfaction of making. It connects to that part of us that yearns to be self-sufficient and also to the creative within us. Looking at a finished object that you’ve created is amazing.”
ESB Networks will be recruiting for apprentices during March/April 2017.
“I am proud of the purpose in what I do for a living. It is important work and it’s important to do it right – all the time. I also really like working in an environment where it doesn’t matter at all what you look like or what kind of ‘odd’ you are, because it’s what you actually do that matters”
Cork Stone Symposium Try your hand at the traditional skills of dry stone wall building & stone carving at the West Cork Stone Symposium (24-26 March 2017) Discover how stone has shaped our lives and imaginations. Unleash your own creativity. Learn from stone masons, carvers, and sculptors whose work carries ancient traditions into the future. See here