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 Damien Mason from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

Damien Mason

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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Damien Mason

If you are really interested in people and have good interpersonal skills, you will find this job very rewarding.

Like a lot of jobs, you will not be using all the theoretical knowledge you gained in University or College, but you will develop significant management potential and the environment is stimulating and rewarding.

As an engineer, you will probably spend about 50% of your time in the office, and the other 50% out in the plant.

You should also expect that you may be asked if you are willing to travel abroad. This would be very attractive to most people, and a definite means to gain great experience, but it may not suit everyone.

You should ideally be a balanced person, someone with a good deal of technical knowledge, but also a good ability to deal with people.

Responsibility and challenges will be given to you from day one, and if you can handle the pressure, you will gain more and more responsibilities, ultimately leading you to gain invaluable experience, and undoubtedly onto a successful management position.

With the global nature of ICL's parent company CRH, this could be yours in Ireland or one of many countries worldwide.

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Seamus Callanan Bank of Ireland & Tipperary Hurler

Hi my name is Seamus Callanan and I studied Business Studies Marketing & Management in LIT. This course equipped me with all the tools needed to pursue my current post with Bank of Ireland. Both the theory and course work prepared me very well for the challenges of the industry.

The learning environment in LIT was very supportive, practical and gave me opportunity to work as both an individual and as part of a team. I found the lecturers and staff very friendly and supportive, and always trying their best in helping me to achieve my full potential.

In addition to my 3rd level education I was given the opportunity to play Fitzgibbon Cup hurling which I found very beneficial as I got to play with a lot of high profile players and work under some of the best management teams in the sport.

For me, it started in LIT

Seamus Callanan
Bank of Ireland
Tipperary Hurling Player: 5 Munster titles , 1 All-Ireland , 1 NHL , 2 All Stars
LIT Graduate 2013 – Business Studies Marketing & Management


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