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 John Traynor from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:


John Traynor

Development Analyst

CRH plc

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  John Traynor
This is a job that you must be really interested in to succeed in. At times the hours can be very long and the work can be very challenging. You must be prepared to put up with the hard work in order to get the real experience and career progress that the job can offer you. If you are not really interested in this work you will be letting yourself and your colleagues down.

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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New Google Data Centre for Dublin West

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New Google Data Centre for Dublin West

Friday, August 21, 2015 

New Google Data Centre for Dublin West

Internet giant Google has begun construction of a new €150m data centre in West Dublin. The project will generate 400 new jobs during construction and the first phase will be completed later this year. It is expected that the new centre will create 30 new full-time jobs when operational.

The new two-storey data centre is being built alongside Google’s existing data centre, which opened in 2012

“The data centre that we built in Dublin in 2012 has worked really well for us and created around 30 full-time jobs,” said Ronan Harris, head of Google in Ireland.

“We have now started construction on our second data centre and we have been working with the local community as the building gets underway.”

The company employs up to 5,000 people in Dublin; 2,500 directly and 2,500 indirectly. The new data centre will rank among the most energy efficient in the world. The west Dublin data centre will be integral to Google’s core platforms, including YouTube, Google Maps and Gmail.

Google has also completed the purchase of 31 acres adjacent to its facilities in Profile Park, which will give the company flexibility should it have additional data centre requirements in the future.

Is a career with Google for you? Explore current vacancies with Google in Dublin here.

The CareersPortal Team