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 Peter LaComber from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:


Peter LaComber

Consulting Engineer

CRH plc

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  Peter LaComber
Skills - organisation and attention to detail Interests - all things technical Education - basic engineering foundation course (degree or similar)

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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First Steps

The First Steps program is part of the EU Youth Guarantee and will offer a young person aged 18 to 24, who has had little or no experience of working, the opportunity to learn basic work skills and social skills while on a placement in a real work situation.

The First Steps program is similar to the JobBridge Internship scheme in the following ways:

  • Appointment of a mentor
  • An Employer/Intern agreement outlining activities/skills obtained
  • Monitoring of the Internship's progress
  • Payment of a €50 top up each week to the participant jobseeker
  • 6 or 9 month duration

The first intake of interns is anticipated to take place in March 2015 with further intakes throughout the year. DSP staff select suitable candidates and refer them for interview.

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  Hint: Bank of Ireland

I heard through my college that New Ireland Assurance were recruiting. New Ireland have a reputation for hiring several graduates each year, and in particular business graduates.


Initially applicants were required to submit their CV's to the HR department of New Ireland. I submitted my CV by email and was called for an interview before the summer of 2005.


My interview lasted about 45 minutes. I had two interviewers who asked a wide range of questions regarding my education, my thesis, my school days (in particular transition year), my experience of college life and of course my suitability for the job.


A week later I received a phone call from the New Ireland HR department to say that I had been successful and could start in September when I returned home from the J1 in America.

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