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 Elaine McGarrigle from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Elaine McGarrigle

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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  Elaine McGarrigle

The most important skill that a person in my position can have is communication.

One needs to be able to communicate effectively with people of all levels in order to do a days work. I think that this is the most important quality, to be able to fit in well with people, everyone from the operators to the senior management, one needs to be able to read them and how best to communicate with them.

An interest in basic engineering and in the heavy machine industry.

It is important to realise that working as a mechanical engineer in Irish Cement does not generally involve sitting at your desk all day. It involves alot of hands on, on-site work so a person needs to be prepared to get their hands dirty.

Another quality that is important is to be willing to learn. Even after a number of years in college, one needs to be eager to learn the ins and outs of a new environment; how cement is made, what equipment is involved, what generally goes wrong and how it is fixed.

Everyone will help and teach you but you need to open your mind and be prepared to take it all in.

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Accommodation Staff - Hotel

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Education
These occupations usually require a Leaving Certificate or equivalent.

Related Experience
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a bank teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

Job Training
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€19k > 45
Hotel Accomodation Staff
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€19 - 45
Related Information:
Accommodation Supervisor: 20 - 28
Accommodation Manager: 28 - 45
Accomodation Assistant 19 - 40

Data Source(s):
RecruitIreland (2014) / Tourism Insight (2016)

Last Updated: November, 2016

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
4%
Occupational Category

Housekeepers & Caretakers, etc.

Also included in this category:

Janitors; bulters; cleaning and house keeping managers and supervisors

Number Employed:

14,900

Part time workers: 55%
Aged over 55: 37%
Male / Female: 49 / 51%
Non-Nationals: 26%
With Third Level: 13%
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Responsible for keeping the bedrooms and public areas clean and perfectly maintained, and for the running of the laundry in hotels, cruise ships and other hospitality venues. 


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The Hotel Accommodation Assistant works behind the scenes and provides a "home from home" for guests, making their stay relaxed and enjoyable.  
 
Professional maintenance of bedrooms and public areas in the hotel are the responsibility of the Accommodation Services Department. This involves the day-to-day upkeep of rooms and equipment, service of meals in guest bedrooms and other room services such as laundry facilities.


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Personal qualities required for this career include, the ability to anticipate guests needs, to be of a trustworthy and discreet nature, to have a good eye for detail and to be active and in good health.  
 
As a hotel accommodation assistant, you could have anywhere between 12 and 20 rooms to clean, so you'll be on your feet, bending, lifting and moving about all the time. You need to be well organised and have a lot of energy. A polite and pleasant personality is important because you'll meet hotel guests as you do your work.  
 
You must have the highest standards of honesty, as you will be cleaning rooms where people leave their personal possessions.  
 
You should be able to work with people at all levels, follow procedures and demonstrate attention to detail.


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Organisation: Fáilte Ireland
Address: Amiens Street, Dublin 1
Tel: (01) 884 7700
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Organisation: Irish Hotels Federation
Address: 13 Northbrook Road, Dublin 6
Tel: 01 497 6459
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