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 Elaine McGarrigle from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Elaine McGarrigle

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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  Elaine McGarrigle

The most important skill that a person in my position can have is communication.

One needs to be able to communicate effectively with people of all levels in order to do a days work. I think that this is the most important quality, to be able to fit in well with people, everyone from the operators to the senior management, one needs to be able to read them and how best to communicate with them.

An interest in basic engineering and in the heavy machine industry.

It is important to realise that working as a mechanical engineer in Irish Cement does not generally involve sitting at your desk all day. It involves alot of hands on, on-site work so a person needs to be prepared to get their hands dirty.

Another quality that is important is to be willing to learn. Even after a number of years in college, one needs to be eager to learn the ins and outs of a new environment; how cement is made, what equipment is involved, what generally goes wrong and how it is fixed.

Everyone will help and teach you but you need to open your mind and be prepared to take it all in.

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Legal Studies

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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.

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Knowledge of the law and legal systems is important for people in many walks of life. Many professionals need to understand what the legal system is, how it works and how it assists people in asserting their rights. Legal studies provides the professional and scholarly skills necessary for a general understanding of the law as well as for law-related careers, public service, or further graduate level study. This two-year programme in Legal Studies will equip students with a broad knowledge of the Irish legal system and of the fundamental legal principles and subjects.

There are two broad themes running through the course: Law and transferable Business Skills. Students will take modules on the core law subjects of Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, the Law of Torts, Contract Law, Land Law and Legal Research & Communications. In addition, the programme also provides some non-law subjects that are designed to improve students’ IT, communications and office management skills and these business modules include: Information Technology; Management; Accounting; Marketing and Human Resources Management.

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Graduates of the Higher Certificate programme have many diverse career options available including legal roles such as legal executive, law clerk or legal secretary. There are also a range of diverse careers available in many sectors such as the Gardaí, Defence Forces; government agencies; banking; property management; insurance; taxation; accounting; retail management and many others.



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