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Elaine McGarrigle works as a Graduate Engineer for Irish Cement. Studying Physics in second level gave her a basic understanding of mechanics, which she found very enjoyable and influenced her decision to study mechanical engineering. She graduated from NUI Galway with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
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"the job can be as hands-on as an engineer wants it to be. Its great to be able to balance the hands-on with the computer work"
"I am now working on the new 200 million project called Kiln 3 in Irish Cement and have a lot of responsibilities and pressure on my head"
"I have travelled around the globe with the MBA class, seeing first hand the problems and challenges with doing business globally"
"My current role allows a good mix of working time and time with my family. Within the CRH organisation there are good progression opportunities"
"Having realised that I enjoyed maths the most, I was quick to decide that either Engineering or Science should be the course I do in college."
"Completing the MBA was one of the most rewarding parts of my career so far. It is a challenging and intense year and I felt a great sense of achievement."
"My ACCA exams were the most important so far in terms of my career. These are necessary for a position in Internal Audit with CRH"
"Interpersonal skills are very important as you are interacting with quarry managers, Local Authority's and employees all the time"
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