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 Colm Hofler from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:


Colm Hofler

Chemical Engineer

CRH plc

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  Colm Hofler
Within the building materials industry there are opportunities for people with very different backgrounds.

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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Meet Accountancy Firms who are NOW Recruiting for 2016

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Meet Accountancy Firms who are NOW Recruiting for 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 

Meet Accountancy Firms who are NOW Recruiting for 2016

Chartered Accountancy Careers Fair, Dublin, Tuesday 1st March - Careers event aimed at third level students showcasing the Chartered Accountancy profession, career opportunities and an opportunity to connect  with training firms who are recruiting for 2016.

FREE EVENT - up to 20 firms will be in attendance on the day.

Chartered Accountants Ireland will host a Careers Fair on Tuesday 1st March 2016 from 2.00-5.00pm in Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse St, Dublin 2.

The purpose of the event is to showcase the Chartered Accountancy profession, career opportunities and to connect attendees with training firms. 

Discover the various routes you can take to becoming a Chartered Accountant. Talk to staff and have your questions answered. Meet with 20+ employers who are recruiting for 2016

Last year’s careers fair here was a great event, so if you think a friend or family member might be interested make sure to let them know to come along on the day.

Firms that are attending:

Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon; BDO; Crowleys; DFK; Deloitte; EY; Grant Thornton; Hughes Blake; KPMG; McInerney Saunders; Russell Brennan Keane; Tax Assist Accountants; Barr Pomeroy; Crowe Horwath; DCA Accountants; and Business advisors EisnerAmper; FMB Chartered Accountants; HLB Ireland; JPA; Brenson Lawlor; Mazars; PwC; and Searing Point.

We will also have presentations explaining the profession and routes into Chartered Accountancy, practical tips on CV and interview preparation and the range of specialist qualifications once you qualify with us.

The Chartered Accountancy Careers Fair is free of charge for students to attend. Those interested in attending on 1 March can register here.

Did you know ....

Chartered Accountancy is the single biggest graduate employer in Ireland year after year?
Chartered Accountancy is Ireland’s leading business qualification that offers many benefits including international recognition, impressive salary progression and more. 

And remember, you don’t have to come from a business/accountancy course to start your studies with Chartered Accountants Ireland

Directions to Chartered Accountants House are available here

The CareersPortal Team