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 Elaine McGarrigle from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Elaine McGarrigle

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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  Elaine McGarrigle

The most important skill that a person in my position can have is communication.

One needs to be able to communicate effectively with people of all levels in order to do a days work. I think that this is the most important quality, to be able to fit in well with people, everyone from the operators to the senior management, one needs to be able to read them and how best to communicate with them.

An interest in basic engineering and in the heavy machine industry.

It is important to realise that working as a mechanical engineer in Irish Cement does not generally involve sitting at your desk all day. It involves alot of hands on, on-site work so a person needs to be prepared to get their hands dirty.

Another quality that is important is to be willing to learn. Even after a number of years in college, one needs to be eager to learn the ins and outs of a new environment; how cement is made, what equipment is involved, what generally goes wrong and how it is fixed.

Everyone will help and teach you but you need to open your mind and be prepared to take it all in.

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LY108
Business - Accounting

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

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If you want to build a career in the accounting profession, this course could be for you. Over three years, you will learn the core accounting and finance skills needed to perform at a highly competent level in the accountancy profession. You will also develop a complementary range of business skills that will equip you to work in a variety of related positions, including business management and teaching.


 
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Graduates of this course find positions in professional accountancy practices, industry, commerce, financial services and the public service, nationally and internationally.

This course is suitable for those who ultimately wish to pursue a career in teaching as it will be recognised by the Teachers Council for the purposes of teaching Accounting, Business and Economics.



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