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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They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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LC221
Business (Accounting and Finance)

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.

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This programme will provide you with a thorough knowledge of theory and methods used in all Accounting & Finance sectors, preparing you for further professional accountancy qualifications. You will learn accountancy themes supported by the study of foundation subjects, including: Economics, Management, Marketing, Law, and Information Technology. As a graduate of this two-year programme, you will have the skills to work at an accounting technician level in the business field.

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When you graduate with the Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting & Finance you will have acquired a solid foundation in the basics of the finance function. As this programme combines business and accounting subjects, career opportunities for graduates are most likely to be in the accounting departments of organisations or in other business positions, where knowledge of accounting is a requirement or an asset.

Typical roles you could expect to secure include: bookkeeper, payroll clerk, credit controller, purchase ledger clerk and assistant accountant. Graduates who continue their studies and gain suitable work experience can look forward to advancement to management positions.



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