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 John Traynor from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

John Traynor

Development Analyst

CRH plc

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John Traynor
This is a job that you must be really interested in to succeed in. At times the hours can be very long and the work can be very challenging. You must be prepared to put up with the hard work in order to get the real experience and career progress that the job can offer you. If you are not really interested in this work you will be letting yourself and your colleagues down.
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RCSI DEVELOPING HEALTHCARE LEADERS SINCE 1784

As a dedicated health sciences institution, RCSI is wholly focused on developing healthcare leaders who make a difference worldwide. RCSI has a long heritage of providing medical education for more than 200 years. It has been a distinctive feature for generations that the College enjoys a vibrant combination of nationalities and cultures where our students from around the world exchange ideas and learn from one another. Our students enjoy the full ‘RCSI Experience’, which extends beyond the curriculum, to a rich tapestry of student clubs and societies that equip them for a life of leadership and civic participation.

A globally recognised and respected qualification is the building block on which a successful career as a healthcare professional begins. At RCSI we pride ourselves in providing rigorously evaluated programmes that allow graduates to practice in all regions of the world. We have a unique international perspective with a long tradition of educating students from more than 80 countries at our Dublin campus and more recently at our international campus locations. RCSI graduates are part of our global network of more than 20,000 alumni, who are highly recognised and much sought after internationally.

RCSI is committed to advancing the health and wellbeing of people in the developing world by sharing knowledge and providing training and expertise in medicine, research, healthcare and surgery.

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Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences is home to Ireland's largest medical school, one of the world's leading international medical schools, as well as prestigious Schools of PharmacyPhysiotherapyNursing & MidwiferyPostgraduate Studies and an Institute of Leadership. Our degrees and awards are fully aligned to the National Framework of Qualifications, from levels 7 - 10, in collaboration with the National University of Ireland.

Surgery, Postgraduate Faculties & Professional Bodies

RCSI is the professional training body for Surgery in Ireland. Today, under statutory authority, it manages postgraduate residency training, memberships and fellowships and continuous professional development through its Department of Surgical Affairs, Faculties of RadiologistsDentistrySports & Exercise Medicine and Nursing & Midwifery. RCSI also operates the Irish Institute of Pharmacy on behalf of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland 

Our TY MiniMed Programme

This interactive programme gives Transition Year students the opportunity to experience what it is like to train and work as a doctor. Students have the opportunity to witness a live operation via video link to the operating theatre.

Topics covered include human anatomy, forensic medicine, surgery, obstetrics & paediatrics, psychiatry, and medicine, including emergency medicine, cardiology, respiratory disease, renal disease & family practice.

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