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Damien Mason

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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  Damien Mason

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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Multimedia & Computers

Course Code(s):  5M2146
QQI Award Code:  5M2146 Multimedia Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M2146
QQI Award Code 5M2146 Multimedia Production
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one year course will aim to offer participants an introduction to the world of multimedia / digital media which is one of the fastest growing areas in the software industry as well as information technology which has been a growth area in Ireland for quite some time.

From computer games to computer generated movies and from educational multimedia to internet banking graduates are always in demand. This course will provide the introduction to careers in the computing industry but will also provide an important stepping stone to third level courses leading to exciting careers in the multimedia area. There is now a QQI Level 6 Certificate available in this area.

What will you Study?

Multimedia Authoring 5N1299
The Internet 5N1611
Word Processing 5N1358
Design Skills
Web Authoring 5N1910
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Multimedia Project Development 5N1300
Radio Programme Production 5N1379
Mathematics
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. 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.

Progression to CAO Courses

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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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
EMMPX 5M2146

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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 Account Manager   Advertising Copywriter  
Graphic Designer   Screen Printer  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Creative Director  
Typographer   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Network Engineer   Web Designer / Developer  
Network Administrator   Web Editor  
Database Administrator   Android /iOS App Developer  
Games Designer   Web/Scrum Master  
Multimedia Designer   Multimedia Technical Manager  
Multimedia Producer   Multimedia Developer  
IT Consultant   Geographical Information Systems Technicians  
Big Data Specialist   IT Security Specialist  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Software Developer / Architect  
Technical Architect - Data   Test Lead - Software  
Data Analyst   Games Tester  
Games Programmer   Computer Scientist  
Computer Systems Analyst   Computer Programmer  
Computer Systems Technician   Computer System Administrator  
Engineer - Computer Hardware   IT Manager  
IT Project Manager   Forensic Computer Analyst  
Engineer - Software   Software Localisation  
Multimedia Writer   Computer / IT Support Specialist  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Computer Assembly Technician  
Computer Trainer/Instructor   Screenwriter  
Director - TV/Film   Fashion Stylist  
Information Officer   Librarian / Archivist / Curator  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Desktop Publisher  
Originator   Broadcasting Researcher  
Newspaper - Magazine Editor   Broadcasting Production Assistant  
Media Researcher   Journalist / Reporter  
Journalist - Radio/Television   Writer  
Literary agent    

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.
Media & Publishing
Computers & ICT
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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