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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 Damien Mason from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:
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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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.
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.
If you are interested in both the built and natural environment, and how human actions affect that environment, this degree will be most useful.
By combining the study of geography, planning and environmental policy, students will develop their knowledge of the world around them, while acquiring practical skills in spatial planning, environmental policy and economics.
Modules are delivered in a variety of formats including lectures, labs and studios.
|To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]
To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.
There are opportunities to spend an Erasmus study period abroad in a partner university.
Many graduates go on to complete a one-year specialist Master's degree in planning. This ensures that they gain the necessary professional accreditations, including that of the Irish Planning Institute and the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Graduates find careers in a variety of ares including:
- Government & local authorities
- Planning and environmental consultancies
- Local and regional development organisations
- Private companies (marketing/location/real estate/infrastructure
- Non-governmental organisations (environmental/heritage/international development
This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...
If you are interested in this course, then these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
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