Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Natasha Ibanez from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:


Natasha Ibanez

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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  Natasha Ibanez
An education in Mechanical Engineering would be preferable. I would advise them to get as much diverse work experiences as possible, even if these jobs are not engineering related.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Templemore College of Further Education

Templemore College of Further Education

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    At Templemore College, we aspire to develop an inclusive, respectful and collaborative learning community within the College.

    Our objective is that each student will learn new skills and become more competent in the area they are studying.  

    More importatntly for us is that each student will learn about themselves and realise their capacity to learn new ways and new ideas so that learning, while challenging, becomes natural for them.

    With the establishment of a culture of respect and learning based on the ideas mentioned above students will also have access to:

    • No tuition fees
    • Maintenance grants available to eligible students
    • Applicant interview to enable selection of most appropriate field of study
    • CAO Applications and opportunities for progression to Higher Education
    • Small class groups
    • Internationally-recognised qualifications
    • Programmes geared towards employment

    We also have the following Return to Education programmes available at Levels 3, 4 and 5:  Click here 


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