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 Jonathan Pugsley from Sustainable Energy Authority to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Jonathan Pugsley

Energy Manager

Sustainable Energy Authority

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  Jonathan Pugsley

Communication and team skills are probably the most important aspect overlooked.

In energy management, it is not I that saves the energy, but often it is folks on the ground using the equipment.

It is the energy managers job to educate by communication, the importance of doing the right things, savings then come as a result.

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Marino College of Further Education

Computer & Business Studies


Course Code:  BBSSX 132
Award Code(s):  5M1997
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
The work of an executive secretary or personal assistant is very varied and this course will give you the IT and administrative skills required to build a career in this exciting profession.

 

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

Legal Practice and procedures
Communications
Digital Marketing
Information & Administration
Medical Terminology
Text Production
Word Processing
Audio Transcription
Work Experience
Spreadsheet Methods

Work Placement
Students will complete a two week work placement in a business environment in order to gain first-hand experience.

 

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Digital Media Content Manager   Animator  
Digital Media Designer   Accounts Team Leader  
Business Consultant   Chartered Secretary  
Data Steward / Data Manager   Data Protection Officer  
Business Analyst   Health & Safety Officer  
Company Secretary   Management Associate  
Business Adviser   Arts agent/promoter  
Manager - General   Managing Director  
Management Consultant   Financial Adviser  
Financial Trader   Change Manager  
Economist / Economist EU   Data Scientist  
Psychologist - Occupational   Operations Research Analyst  
ICT Staff - EU   Database Administrator  
Network Administrator   Network Engineer  
Web Designer / Developer   Web Editor  
Software Production Co-ordinator   Information Architect - IT  
Project Manager - Software Design   Multimedia Technical Manager  
Multimedia Designer   Android /iOS App Developer  
IT Consultant   Multimedia Project Manager  
Information Systems Manager   Computer System Administrator  
Software Developer / Architect   Games Programmer  
Engineer - Software   Data Analyst  
Test Lead - Software   Big Data Specialist  
Games Tester   Computer Systems Analyst  
Computer Programmer   IT Manager  
Engineer - Computer Hardware   IT Security Specialist  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist  
Geographical Information Systems Technicians   Computer Scientist  
Technical Architect - Data   Computer Systems Technician  
IT Project Manager   Software Localisation  
Computer / IT Support Specialist   Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist  
Computer Assembly Technician   Data Change Agent  
Computer Trainer/Instructor   IT Trainer  
Engineer - Electronic   Engineer - Telecommunications  

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.
Computers & ICT
Business Organisation & Business Management
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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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5M1997