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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Sinead Lew
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"As I was learning more through my studies with the Irish Tax Institute, I was able to put this knowledge to practical application in my role."
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Caroline Austin
"Working as a tax adviser involves combining technical knowledge, commercial awareness and legal knowledge."
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"My degree in Law taught me how to read, analyse and interpret legislation. This was a skill which came to the fore when studying with the ITI."
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“Working in tax as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) is like solving a puzzle – scope it, then solve it. But solve it in a way that’s innovative and creative. It’s a puzzle that’s the perfect blend of numbers and strategy. Tax is based on legislation, so coming up with the solution means investigating the rules in legislation and putting together strategic tax advice that makes a real financial impact”.

About the Irish Tax Institute

Located in the heart of Dublin's Silicon Docks, the Irish Tax Institute is the gold standard in tax, and the only professional body exclusively dedicated to tax. We have educated the leaders in tax for the last 40 years, and our Chartered Tax Advisers (CTA) are amongst 28,000 CTA internationally.

We educate and develop the finest minds in tax, and prepare them to become leaders in the profession.  Top employers choose to educate their employees with us.

We offer three tax qualifications - our three-part Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), our NEW 10 month Diploma in Tax and one-year Tax Technician courses.

Have you ever considered a career in tax as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA)?

A career in tax creates opportunities. The opportunity for challenging and diverse work. The opportunity to see the world. The opportunity to work on the most cutting edge commercial transactions.

Tax is part of the international language of finance, and the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification is the international hallmark of excellence in tax.  You could be part of a group of 28,000 CTAs working all over the globe from Ireland, to the UK, USA, Asia to Australia.

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Not just for business graduates

A common misconception is that only business graduates pursue a career in tax. Not so! The great thing about a career in tax is that it is more about the qualities that you bring to the career, rather than your educational background.  Skills such as creative thinking, analytical know-how and commercial awareness are so important. 

In addition to business and law graduates, those with an engineering, science and the humanities background also successfully pursue careers in tax. Go to www.careerintax.ie  and see the variety of roles, sectors and backgrounds that Chartered Tax Advisers (CTA) work in or find our Irish Tax Institute Students page on Facebook

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For further information on our courses and on a career in tax, you can visit www.careerintax.ie or call Eimear Finnegan on +353 1 6631748.