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 Marie O'Donovan from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

Marie O'Donovan

Environmental Officer

CRH plc

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Marie O'Donovan

You should possibly consider studying environmental science or environmental engineering in third level.

You would also need to consider if you would like do quite a bit of driving during your day and to be able to oragnise your own work plans as both these things are important.


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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New KWETB YouthReach Video

Have you ever wondered what Youthreach is all about? Well now is your chance to find out with the launch of the new KWETB Youthreach promotional video.

Co-Ordinators from each of the seven Youthreach centres in Kildare and Wicklow embarked on a project to promote a deeper understanding of what the Youthreach programme entails and what it can offer to young people in the community for whom mainstream schooling has not been successful.

The video champions the student voice and also gives you an opportunity to hear first hand from Co-Ordinators and Youthreach Advocates who explain the programme in more detail and introduce the student centred and needs based approach to teaching and learning that is at the core of Youthreach provision. 

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