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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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Store Detective

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The store detective is employed to detect and prevent theft from shops and stores.


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In larger stores, the store detective works as part of the overall security team. Depending on the type of retail outlet, the day-to-day activities of the store detective may include the following:  
 
Monitoring and Surveillance of the shop floor by Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) or by walking the floor.  
The control within business hours of entry and exit points in the retail outlets, etc.  
Dealing with shoplifting or pilferage issues as they arise.  
Managing and controlling the security team in certain outlets.  
Working with the retail management team to devise a secure shop layout.  
 
The store detective may also write reports of incidents and may have to give evidence in court. They may also deal with any emergencies such as a bomb/ fire alert or a customer that has been involved in an accident or fallen ill.


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The principal qualities are reliability and trustworthiness. Applicants would be expected to write clear and accurate reports and apply regulations in a firm manner.  
 
A good understanding of security technology is essential. Good physique and the ability to react speedily in every type of situation may also be important.


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Organisation: Private Security Authority
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Organisation: Irish Security Industry Association (ISIA)
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Organisation: Security Institute of Ireland
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