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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Colaiste Ide College of Further Education

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education


 

Fashion and Textiles - Advanced


Course Code:  2221
Award Code(s):  6M3706
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course aims to develop a deeper understanding of professional art practice. The essential elements of running a creative business are incorporated into the course. Ideal candidates should exhibit strong creative, leadership and motivational skills.

The course demands an aptitude for self-directed learning from the participants. This course also gives learners over the age of 18 the opportunity to be selected for an Erasmus + European mobility project (subject to funding). This project enables learners to spend a week on location in Italy applying their artistic skills whilst acquiring further knowledge and skills.

 

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.

Pattern Drafting
Design Skills
Garment Construction
Communications
Work Experience
Drawing
Combined Materials
Fashion Styling
Fashion Buying and Retailing
Sales Presentation

 

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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