Lucyna Sibiga Interview – International Woman’s Day
1. What made you want to work in construction? I have always wanted a job where I can earn a good living and get a great sense of fulfillment at the end of the day. I feel construction is the perfect place for this. Working in construction through my apprenticeship with CJK, I see it as a great opportunity to gain so many useful and practical skills that also come in very handy in real life too!
2. Why did you decide to become an Electrician? I find the electrical trade to be the most interesting and challenging. The topic itself is so vast and evolving that I’ll never be bored! When I finish my apprenticeship with CJK and become an Electrician, there are a lot of different career paths I can take so I think it’s really worth it.
3. Why did you choose CJK? I found out about CJK through the recommendation of a good friend who worked there. When I started as an Accounts Assistant in 2019, I saw for myself how CJK stays true to their values. It truly is a happy working environment full of integrity which is not a common thing! When I decided I wanted to become an Electrician they took a great leap of faith in me and have supported me all the way.
4. What is your proudest achievement in CJK? I‘m really glad I’ve switched positions. It was a difficult and risky decision for me to decide to become an apprentice, but I feel it was the right one!
5. What obstacles do you feel you have to come up against as a woman in construction? Construction is a male dominated industry so being a woman on site can still be seen as a bit of an oddity by some. I think the process of integrating more women into the construction industry so that it’s the norm can be difficult at times. Thankfully, I feel like it’s an industry in transition, and it’s no longer just for men. Despite these barriers and with the support of CJK, I know that my ability to learn and do a good job on site is in no way higher or lesser just because I’m a girl.
6. In your opinion, why is it important that more women work in construction? I strongly believe that everyone has a different set of skills, interests, and potentials, regardless of their gender. If more women worked in construction, I feel it would change the perception of women in the industry and show that our career choice should not be dictated by our gender.
CJK are delighted to be involved in STEPS Engineers Week 2021. This week is about educating and inspiring the next generation of engineers and that’s exactly what we plan to do!
👷♂️ Our Electrical Engineer William O'Brien will be paying a digital visit to Ratoath College Transition Year Students where he will give them an insight into everything engineering! He will discuss what it’s like to work in CJK, what projects he’s worked on and help them identify if a career in engineering is for them.
It might be the hardest day he’s had in the office yet!
Our very own Paul Carberry is raising funds for Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services, Harold's Cross, Blackrock & Wicklow.
🏃♂️ He will be running 4 miles, every 4 hours, for 48 hours (yes, you read that right!) starting this Friday, March 5th.
Proudly sponsored by CJK, Paul is doing this unbelievable feat of endurance for the following reasons:
"The reason I'm doing this is two fold. Firstly, I'm dong this to maintain a healthy marriage and mental health as due to my boredom during lockdown my poor wife has now become the subject of my “banter” instead of my friends in the pub!
Secondly, Our Lady's Hospice is very close to my heart. My grandad passed away in the hospice and my Nanny has availed of their services over the years (she's still going strong at 92!). My uncle, who I played golf with every weekend, sadly passed away last year, was supposed to go there after St. James for palliative care but unfortunately he passed away before he could make it."
If you would like to support Paul please click the link: https://bit.ly/2NS4coo. We wish him the best of luck!
CJK is proud to have delivered Baggage Handling System Projects all over Ireland since 2000.
We have been delivering best in class electrical services to the Industrial Sector in Ireland for over 20 years. We combine a highly experienced workforce with the latest innovations and technologies to deliver excellence, every time.
Congratulations to Conor Dolan who recently completed his Apprenticeship and has been re-employed by CJK as an Electrician.
We're delighted to have Conor on board and look forward to seeing how he progresses in CJK.
We are committed to taking a number of exceptional newly qualified tradespeople into the business each year to develop their career further with us.
CJK is a direct hire company who invest a lot in the training of our staff. Practically all our senior management team started out as electrical Apprentices and we believe that the opportunity facing apprentice electricians has never been better.
Here's Celbridge GAA Club U9 girls getting the first wear of their new CJK sponsored Jerseys.
An online training session was arranged by the club for all the U8, U9 & U10 girls to get them active again.
We can't wait to see the girls on the pitch in their new jerseys soon!
Giving back to our community is at the core of CJK and we are committed to incorporating our values into the communities in which we operate in. We support, through active involvement and financial contribution, community based initiatives which seek to support local needs and foster community integration.
Congratulations to Jason Reilly for winning Apprentice of the Month for January. He won this award because he attained exceptional marks in his SOLAS exams.
We are so proud of Jason and his achievements – from the beginning Jason had the right attitude and was willing to learn, put in that extra mile and had the passion to follow his goals. He is an incredible endorsement of the company and we’re lucky to have him on board.
At CJK, hard work is not only recognised but it is rewarded. Our people are our most valuable asset and our success is dependent on their ability, loyalty and dedication. We support them throughout their career with a dedicated programme of training, mentoring, management development and on-the-job support. #CJKlife#Apprenticeofthemonth#Apprencticeships
👷♀️ Huge congratulations to Meghan Russel who received her fully stocked toolbox this week following her registration as an Apprentice.
🏗️ A big thank you to Meghan and all of our staff who are continuing to work on our health, education and airport sites across Ireland.
It is a testament to them and all other essential workers that by adapting to social distancing and other safety protocols they are continuing to keep critical industries running in Ireland. You have all truly rose to the occasion and we are very proud of your dedication.
We are looking forward to returning to our other projects when it is safe to do so but in the meantime we will continue to work hard where we can.