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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CW948
Accounting

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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Accountants provide essential information and professional advice to help individuals and organisations make the right financial and business decisions. This three-year honours Accounting Degree programme will equip students with a high level of competence in accountancy, information technology and management skills. Modules include: economics; business and company law; financial accounting; computer applications; management; communications; taxation; information systems; financial reporting and many more. Students also have the opportunity to change specialism at the end of Year 2 and may transfer to any one of the honours Degree programmes in the School of Business & Humanities: including International business; Marketing; Business; Human Resource Management; Supply Chain.

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Graduate opportunities exist as a trainee accountant in practice or industry.  There are also opportunities in financial services in areas such as banking, insurance, financial analysis and fund management. A period of further study will allow the graduate to qualify as a professional accountant or as a teacher. This will open up many more career opportunities both at home and abroad in practice industry, consultancy, taxation, financial markets, banking and insurance, education and the public sector.



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