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 John Traynor from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:


John Traynor

Development Analyst

CRH plc

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  John Traynor
This is a job that you must be really interested in to succeed in. At times the hours can be very long and the work can be very challenging. You must be prepared to put up with the hard work in order to get the real experience and career progress that the job can offer you. If you are not really interested in this work you will be letting yourself and your colleagues down.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Energy Systems and Automation Engineering

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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This is a three year full-time Level 7 ordinary degree programme.

The programme focuses on five key areas; Electrical Power, Electrical Services, Electrical Automation, Energy Systems, Business and Project Management skills

Direct entry to Year 2 is available to suitably qualified applicants such as electricians who apply directly to the Admissions Office, GMIT.

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GA573 - Energy Systems and Automation Engineering
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GA573 - Energy Systems and Automation Engineering
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

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Your qualification is a passport to work anywhere in the world.

  •  Electrical installation and commissioning
  •  Electrical and building services management
  •  Electrical contracting and consultancy
  •  Electrical & Energy analysis and auditing
  •  Environmental engineering
  •  Process control and automation in manufacturing industries
  •  Process control and automation in the chemical and biopharmaceutical  industries
  •  HVAC, BMS and BEMS systems
  •  Maintenance management
  •  You may start your own business

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