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.

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Chloe Kinsella

Engineer - Carbon

ESB

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  Chloe Kinsella

People working as carbon specialist come from many different backgrounds. In fact one of my former colleagues came from a genetics background, while the others were from an engineering background.

In Ireland at the moment it is quite hard to get into the carbon space so you may have to go abroad for training.

To pursue a career in engineering it is important to have a strong technical background.

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DT422
Pharmaceutical Healthcare

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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).

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The aim of the Pharmaceutical Healthcare course is to produce graduates that are capable of making a significant contribution to the operation of the pharmaceutical industry.


 
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The following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of courses that provide that award.


Essential Module Requirements:

5 Distinctions from the following modules:
C20006 or 5N2746
C20011 or 5N2747
D20022
C20139 or 5N1833
C20041 or 5N0737
C20024 or 5N5245
C20140 or 5N2006
C20048 or 5N1460
B20029 or 5N2066
D20127 or 5N5245
D20001 or 5N0749
C20033 or 5N2751
C20049 or 5N2528
D20165 or 5N1794


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The career opportunities are in the pharmaceutical and allied healthcare sectors. Ireland has one of the largest concentrations of pharmaceutical companies in the world. In addition, a number of related industries in areas such as chemicals supply, clinical trials, sales etc. support this pharmaceutical presence. The graduate training is broad and allows access to all these high skills areas.



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