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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 Damien Mason from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:
If you are really interested in people and have good interpersonal skills, you will find this job very rewarding.
Like a lot of jobs, you will not be using all the theoretical knowledge you gained in University or College, but you will develop significant management potential and the environment is stimulating and rewarding.
As an engineer, you will probably spend about 50% of your time in the office, and the other 50% out in the plant.
You should also expect that you may be asked if you are willing to travel abroad. This would be very attractive to most people, and a definite means to gain great experience, but it may not suit everyone.
You should ideally be a balanced person, someone with a good deal of technical knowledge, but also a good ability to deal with people.
Responsibility and challenges will be given to you from day one, and if you can handle the pressure, you will gain more and more responsibilities, ultimately leading you to gain invaluable experience, and undoubtedly onto a successful management position.
With the global nature of ICL's parent company CRH, this could be yours in Ireland or one of many countries worldwide.
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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in thhis level.
Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.
Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments. Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.
Marketing covers everything from company culture and philosophy through to market research, new business/product development, advertising and promotion, PR (public or press relations), and all of the sales functions. Its the process by which a company decides what it will sell, to whom, when and how, and then does it.
This two-year Higher Certificate Programme introduces students to the factors at work in managing these outwardly straightforward but inwardly complex businesses. This programme provides students with an overview of the main functional areas in businesses and an understanding of how each element contributes to overall business performance. It provides an understanding of the principles and practices of retail management, marketing and related disciplines within an overall business management context, and will ensure that students are familiar with the workings of the ‘new digital economy’.
Students who have reached the appropriate level in final examinations and meet certain subject prerequisites may have the opportunity to access honours degree programmes at the Year 2/Year 3 level in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.
|To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]
To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.
PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
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This programme provides an ideal introduction to the management and marketing of retail enterprises where there are excellent career opportunities. It provides a foundation for entry to the job market as trainee managers in retail companies or as marketing trainees within any company - particularly those where knowledge of Supply Chain Operations is beneficial.
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This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...
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