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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12 New Jobs for Dublin with CWSI

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12 New Jobs for Dublin with CWSI

Thursday, March 03, 2016 

12 New Jobs for Dublin with CWSI

Dedicated mobile IT integrator player CWSI is to create 12 new jobs in Ireland as demand for the management and security of mobile devices rises.

CWSI, which has offices in Dublin and London, was established in 2010 and works with enterprises and institutions in Ireland and the UK.

The latest expansion follows a previous rapid expansion that saw the company announce 10 new jobs in 2014 and will brings the company’s workforce to 35 people.

CWSI works exclusively in the area of securing and managing mobile devices for large businesses with the new roles based in its Dublin office.

“The challenge of managing mobility within organisations continues to grow,” according to Ronan Murphy, CEO at CWSI. “We continue to see new mobile threats on a daily basis.  It is vitally important that organisations have the structures in place to not only enable mobile usage but to address security needs.

“With our unique and specialist focus on enterprise mobility, we continue to add new clients to our mobile managed services and see the growth continuing at exceptional rates over the next 18 months,” Murphy said.

For details on career opportunities with CWSI click here


The CareersPortal Team