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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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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DIT Cathal Brugha St. Student Open Day

Thinking about courses in Business (Hospitality, Tourism, Leisure & Event), Culinary Arts, Food, Environmental Health or Pharmaceuticals?  

The combined Open Day of the School of Hospitality Management and TourismSchool of Culinary Arts & Food Technology and School of Food Science & Environmental Health at DIT, Cathal Brugha St. will be held on the 26th of April 2017 between 14:00 and 17:00.

Get the opportunity to talk to staff and students of each of the courses, attend an information session on what types of careers you can go into and go on a tour of our facilities. 

DIT Cathal Brugha St. courses by sector

Business Management & Marketing

 (Hospitality, Tourism, Leisure, Event & Languages)

Upon satisfactory completion, all Level 7 students are eligible to apply for the add-on year for a Level 8 qualification.

*Delivered in conjunction with School of Law, Languages & Social Sciences

Food

 (Culinary Arts, Food Technology & Food and Beverage Business and Entrepreneurship)

Food Science

Environmental Health

Pharmaceuticals

Where is DIT Cathal Brugha St.?

The event will be held in DIT Cathal Brugha St. Dublin 1 (at the north end of O'Connell St.).  Click here to open the location on Google Maps.

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