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 Lynsey Gargan from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Lynsey Gargan

Manufacturing Engineer

STEPS

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  Lynsey Gargan
With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.

Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.

One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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GA462
Architectural Technology

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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.

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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.

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2 Years
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As a student of Architectural Technology you will be encouraged to appreciate the concepts of architectural design and apply technical design principles in the development of a building to meet the project brief, the regulatory requirements for the building and the performance requirements for environmental and energy efficiency. 

This programme is delivered through studio project work, which increases in technical complexity as the course progresses. 


GMIT Graduate, Michael Conaghan, Building Design & Civil Engineering

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GA462 - Architectural Technology
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT

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GA462 - Architectural Technology
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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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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Graduates could work under supervision in an architect’s office, in a technical sales position or on site. Graduates are equipped with a strong, flexible and adaptable skill set which is suited to a variety of careers in priivate practice, industry, research or academia. 



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