‘I commenced the Roadstone Graduate Programme in April 2014. Since then I have gained valuable experience across a wide variety of areas within the organisation, each one with its own unique challenges and learning outcomes. I’ve had the opportunity to spend time in quarries, Contracts, Health & Safety and am presently engaged in a role within our Mobile Crushing Division.

In addition I undertook a foreign assignment in CRH Ukraine which was based around the production and distribution of cement, a key product driver for CRH. For me the thing I enjoy most about the programme is the responsibility I receive and the investment that the company makes in BUILDING me.

From day one graduates are exposed to senior management who encourage them to take on roles and tasks and to bring forth new ideas to develop their skills. The refreshing thing is that they really do listen and if you look around, you’ll see the last group of graduates before our time make up a large number of current managers and hold roles even higher up in the organisation. This is motivating as is the fact that there are opportunities and projects available abroad within the wider CRH Group.

For anyone who truly cares about their career development and its foundation, Roadstone ticks all the right boxes. To sum up my own personal development from my first day to the present is very difficult to quantify. In short I’ve experienced exponential growth in all areas and would highly recommend this programme.’

JamesMSc Construction Project Management, BSc (Hons) Construction Management & Engineering, BEng Civil Engineering, Dip Mineral Extraction, Dip Concrete Technology