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 Marie O'Donovan from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:


Marie O'Donovan

Environmental Officer

CRH plc

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  Marie O'Donovan

You should possibly consider studying environmental science or environmental engineering in third level.

You would also need to consider if you would like do quite a bit of driving during your day and to be able to oragnise your own work plans as both these things are important.


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Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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40 New Jobs for Killarney with plastics firm Tricel

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40 New Jobs for Killarney with plastics firm Tricel

Friday, May 15, 2015 

40 New Jobs for Killarney with plastics firm Tricel

Tricel, formerly known as Killarney Plastics, is to create 100 new jobs over the next 18 months.

40 of the jobs are to be based in the company's Kerry headquarters in Killarney. The company which has now expanded into environmental manufacturing and waste water treatment has also announced 60 new jobs for their UK and France operations.

The new jobs include graduate positions, and will strengthen operations in the areas of:

  • Management
  • Engineering
  • R&D
  • Product development
  • Marketing and
  • Manufacturing

The jobs  are worth an extra €2.4 million to the local economy. Making the announcement this morning Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said "Companies like Tricel, operating in manufacturing and engineering sectors, often family owned, have huge capacity to drive employment growth in every town and village of the country."

Tricel already employs 250 people in Ireland, Britain and France while group exports have risen to more than 70 per cent of turnover over the last eight years.

Visit the Tricel website for more information about the company

The CareersPortal Team