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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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Applied Music

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This course offer you an exciting blend of traditional, classical, rock and pop with music technology! We welcome students from different music backgrounds and with a diversity of interests. Music performance is a central focus of the programme where you may specialise in your chosen performance genre.


 
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At DkIT we have some very exciting opportunities to study music.  There are two courses on offer, one is a degree course in music and the other in music production.  You will graduate from both of these with an honours degree and four years of excellent experience.

Applied Music at DkIT offers a fresh approach to studying music that combines both theory and practice.  There are three core areas: performance, theory and music technology.  The skills you gain here will be extremely valuable in your working life and set you on the right path for developing a career in music. 

Our graduates are working in a whole range of jobs including and places.  Some of our performers have gone on to build careers in Hollywood, Nashville, Las Vegas, New York, Stockholm, Dubai, Tokyo, Sydney and  Brussels.  Our music technology students have set up their own studios and have worked with leading media broadcasters.  Other graduates are professional composers, music teachers and arts administrators – an infinite amount of possibilities await!

We may, due to demand offer some places in August for our September intake.  Make sure to keep an eye on our website (www.dkit.ie).  Also, check us out @ https://www.dkit.ie/music/courses/bachelor-arts-honours-applied-music


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A degree in music can give access to many other careers and music graduates are sought after in professions which demand a high level of personal confidence, communication skills and expressive ability.

Careers may include:
Music technology & music software development
Music teaching
Composing, arranging, publishing, realization and editing
Production and management
Music performance: solo or ensemble
Library, archival work
Community arts employment
Performance sound applications
Research and further education at DkIT and elsewhere



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