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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Rossa College

Rossa College

Art. Craft & Design


Course Code:  5M1984
Award Code(s):  5M1984
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
The Art, Craft & Design course at Rossa College is now a long established Arts Foundation course in West Cork. We have very strong links with many Art Colleges in Ireland and in the UK, particularly with the Crawford College in cork and the DIT course in Sherkin Island where many of our students have gone to specialise in their chosen field.

Our students are given the opportunity to improve their skills and to widen their understanding and appreciation of art through professional guidance. We encourage our students to explore a variety of media and skills and to develop a vocabulary for evaluating their own work and the work of others. At the completion of this course you will have an extensive and varied portfolio of work.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Drawing
Painting
Design Skills
Combined Materials
Greenwood Furniture
Art Appreciation
Work Experience
Communications

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Advertising Art Director   Potter / Ceramicist  
Sculptor   Costume Designer  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Artist  
Furniture Designer / Maker   Textile Designer  
Industrial Designer   Illustrator  
Screen Printer   Typographer  
Digital Media Designer   Arts Administrator  
Architect - Conservation   Packaging Designer  
Photographer   Creative Director  
Camera Operator   Fashion Designer  
Film/Video Tape Editor   CAD Technician  
Graphic Designer   Architect  
Interior Architect / Designer   Animator  
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Dressmaker  
Musical Instrument Technician   Modelmaker  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Glassmaker  
Instrument Craftsperson   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Teacher - Art and Design    Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Theatre/Television Designer   Production Designer - TV/Film  
Cartoonist   Designer/maker  
Engineer - Transport Design    

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Art, Craft & Design
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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AACDX 

5M1984