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We asked Damien Mason from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Damien Mason

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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  Damien Mason

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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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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DC294
Arts (Joint Honours) Gaeilge

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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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Students study Gaeilge and one other subject from: Law, Media Studies or Politics

This joint honours degree will give students new critical perspective on areas central to contemporary society.

Each subject area provides students with an opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a particular academic discipline while also providing a solid foundation for further study.

Chosen subjects will be studied through seminars, lectures, workshops and tutorials and some on-line learning giving students the opportunity to get to know fellow students.


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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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  5M0528  Media Production
  5M15960  Media Production
  5M18518  Media Production
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
  5M5151  Performing Arts
ETFPX  5M5158  Film and Television Production
EMPXX    Media Production

Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in 5 modules.

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Subject Requirement for Gaeilge:

One of the 5 distinctions must be in module/component E20110 - Irish
or 5N1631 - Irish
Irish (or H4 or better in Leaving Cert Irish)

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Many subject options offer the opportunity to avail of a year long study period abroad.

Graduates enter careers in post primary teaching, translation, postgraduate studies, multinational corporations and international organisations including the EU which since 2003 recognises Irish as an official working language



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