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If you are considering full-time scientific research, try to get a work placement in a university department so you can see first hand what it’s like. It’s a relatively relaxed, flexible environment, but there is a certain degree of self-motivation needed. 

So I would say you need to be able to push  yourself and be proactive in terms of setting up collaborations with other scientists etc.
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GA971
Furniture and Wood Technology (Letterfrack)

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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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This course provides students with the knowledge of how to produce high quality furniture on a large scale, which materials are used, how to operate conventional machinery, how a factory should be laid out, and how to produce efficiently.


 
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GA971 - Furniture and Wood Technology (Letterfrack)
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GA971 - Furniture and Wood Technology (Letterfrack)
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Graduates are employed in a variety of wood products and furniture manufacturing companies where knowledge of manufacturing and production technologies is required. With experience, the graduate is well placed to work at supervisory and management levels.



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