Almost 100 transition year students take part in Engineers Week careers event

Almost 100 transition year students from three secondary schools in Monaghan town participated in a careers event organised by Irish Water. The event took place in the Garage Theatre during Engineer’s Week which ran from March 2 to 8 2019 with students from Beech Hill College, Monaghan Collegiate, and Colaiste Oiriall in attendance. 

Engineer’s Week is co-ordinated by Engineer’s Ireland and aims to encourage students, their teachers and parents to explore the world of engineering and possibly consider a career in one of the varied engineering disciplines.

Irish Water staff

Irish Water employs almost 800 staff across the country in a variety of disciplines including engineering, environmental science, HR, finance, legal, planning and communications with almost 130 staff working out of the three regional offices in the North and West Region based in Castlebar, Donegal and Cavan. Staff from the Cavan and Castlebar offices participated in last week’s event.

The students learned about the Story of Water – from Source to Tap and heard the educational and career stories of the different staff members. 

Presentation of water and wastewater services

Our Asset Operations Lead for Cavan and Monaghan Kevin Smith gave an insightful presentation of the water and wastewater services in Monaghan, where the treatment plants are located, where the raw water is derived from, and how the wastewater is returned to the environment. 

Commenting on the importance of these educational events, Kevin said: “As a significant employer of engineers, Irish Water is always keen to promote engineering as a career option. The students who participated in today’s event will have gained an insight in the complex process that is involved in treating water and delivering wastewater back to the environment safely. Engineer’s Week is a great way to raise the profile of the engineering industry to budding engineers of all ages and we hope that some of the students who attended today’s event will be Ireland’s engineers of the future."


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