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.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Sarah Jane Higgins, Compliance Manager

Sarah Jane Higgins is a Compliance Manager with Lidl Ireland. While studying Law & German at NUI Galway, followed by postgrad Bachelor of Laws, she started as a store assistant with Lidl. After graduation, she secured a junior project manager role in sales organisation, and worked her way up.

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