Over the past three years the Roadstone Graduate Development Programme has allowed me to gain hands-on experience in the production of the full range of construction materials. The 4-month rotations allow rapid learning across a range of locations throughout Ireland, with the option of a secondment to another CRH company abroad. I have fulfilled numerous roles, such as production planning, quality control, dispatch, project management as well as being part of the buddy system with new graduates. My main day to day activities currently include managing production, stock levels and maintenance, a large part of which revolves around planning and managing people.

This practical knowledge has been complimented by a number of CPD courses including the University of Derby, Engineers Ireland and the CRH Business Academy. All courses have been practical and the learning outcomes have be applied to my day-to-day role.

As part of the CRH group with 89,000 employees across 3,900 locations, there are endless opportunities to work abroad in the future. I would highly recommend Roadstone and CRH as employers for those interested in developing their careers.

AlanBE Energy Engineering, Dip Mineral Extraction, Dip Concrete Technology