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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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Course Code:
DT544
Title:
Design - Interior and Furniture
College:
DIT
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
4 Years

 

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In first year, students study the applications or design, the history of art and design, psychology, philosophy, CAD (computer aided design), technical and freehand drawing, 3D design, communication and photography. Students can then begin to specialise midway through year 2, on interior or furniture design.

This course will take place in Grangegorman Campus from 2014



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Range of career possibilities in Interior design consultancy, TV and theatre set design, work with display and exhibition companies, furniture design and more.

 

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CAO Points 
2013 Points

580#

Change from 2012: 

-30

History:

2012 - 610#
2011 - #505
2010 - #495
2009 - #475
2008 - #500
2007 - 495
2006 - 495#
2005 - 492#
2004 - 377#
2003 - 473#
2002 - 562#
2001 - 685*#
2000 - 720#

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DT101 Architecture (NEW for 2014)
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DT111 Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics
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DT282 Computer Science (International) NEW for 2014

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