Enter the competition
Constructing Your Future Competition
The Construction Industry Federation is pleased to announce the return of the Constructing Your Future competition for 2023/24!
We want to hear from Transition Year students, Leaving Cert Applied and Youthreach students, in all sectors of the construction industry and built environment, giving us an idea of their work experience placements.
Our previous winners shared their experience and discussed the areas they enjoyed and their thoughts on their placements. If you are looking for inspiration, you will see the previous winning entrants below.
The prizes are:
1st Prize is a €400 Ticketmaster voucher,
2nd Prize is a Go Pro Camera
3rd Prize is Apple Airpods
Information about how to enter, what you video should include and the entry form are below.
The closing date is the 12th of April 2024. We are looking forward to the new entrants!
Watch the winning entries
1st Place – Ellie Boyle
2nd Place – Cormac Fitzpatrick
3rd Place – Sean Colgan
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The construction industry in Ireland offers a wide range of exciting career opportunities for students, and we want to see your stories from a variety of sectors. Working in the industry allows individuals to be creative and innovative, and to see the tangible results of their work in the built environment. Constructing Your Future is your opportunity to document your first step on a diverse range of career paths, from architecture and engineering to project management and construction trades.
What should be included in the video
- We want to see just how much creativity you can squeeze into your short video.
- Outline what you have learned, and take us through what this means for your future.
- Tell us what your typical day involved and the different people you met throughout your work experience.
- Highlight the positives, what you enjoyed and what you felt where the key takeaways of your experience.
Please make sure to include the correct video link when submitting your entry.
When is the closing date?
The closing date for the Construction Your Future competition was midnight 12th of April 2024.
How long should the Video be in length?
The video should be no more than 5 minutes in length
When will the winner be announced?
The winning students will be announced by the end of April
Where do I look for a list of Construction companies?
Talk to your teacher, check out the CIF’s member directory, or speak to local construction companies.
How do I upload my Video?
Upload your video submission as a linked URL to either YouTube, Vimeo, or where you are hosting your video file.
How to upload an unlisted video to YouTube:
How to upload an unlisted video to Vimeo:
I haven’t done work experience, can I still enter?
The Constructing Your Future competition is based on gaining work experience in the construction industry and showcasing what you have learned, observed and developed there. This makes participation in work experience a mandatory requirement.
Can I enter more than once?
No, we can only judge the experience from one work placement for each competition participant.
Will my entry be made public?
Submissions may be used as part of the winner announcement postings on a number of digital and print channels, as per the terms and conditions outlined
Do you have any additional resources to help me?
My question is not here. How can I contact someone?
Feel free to reach out to Trish Flanagan at [email protected].
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