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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DK752
Event Management

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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.

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Event management involves ensuring that special events run smoothly; from a local fundraiser or a concert, to the St Patricks Day Parade.


 
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This involves health and safety, organisation of equipment, transport, facilities, and costs. Suitable for those who aspire to work within the Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conferences and Exhibitions sector. Students taking the Hospitality Management stream with French or German must have attained a minimum of OB3 OR HD1 in French or German. No prior knowledge of Spanish is necessary for this programme.


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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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Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess at least 1 distinction or 2 Merits

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Graduates of this programme are highly employable and have a wide range of opportunities to choose from. Increasingly, experienced event managers are earning from €50,000 to €100,000 and often even more.
In line with the general aims of the programme, it is anticipated that graduates will be employed at junior management level across a broad range of industry sectors, but with an accelerated path to management level.
Career opportunities include:
Municipal government
Tourism and Economic Development
Charitable non-profit organisations
Convention Centres
International Hotel Groups
Incentive Travel
Non-profit and profit-making community festivals
Sports and Leisure
Entrepreneurial and Consultancy Enterprise



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