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 Lynsey Gargan from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Lynsey Gargan

Manufacturing Engineer

STEPS

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  Lynsey Gargan
With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.

Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.

One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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Course Information

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Blackrock Further Education Institute

Blackrock Further Education Institute


 

Retail Pharmacy & Retail Sales Assistant


Course Code:  6M4385
Award Code(s):  6M4385
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Further Information...

The retail sector is currently Ireland's largest employer, with the resurgence in the economy and consumer spending increasing-this is a vibrant employment sector. The diversity of the retail sector offers opportunities to work in food, fashion, beauty, healthcare, consumer goods and more.

This course will teach you the knowledge and skills such as Sales and Marketing, Customer Service, Spreadsheets, Entrepreneurship, Sales Presentations and more. Successful graduates will achieve a level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate in Retail Management. For those wishing to progress onto Degree courses, many possibilities exist. see www.bfei.ie for full details 


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More Course Suggestions...
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Marketing, Advertising and Management Ballsbridge College of Further Education 
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Business Management & Marketing Crumlin College of Further Education 
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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 / PR manager   Product Marketing Manager  
Advertising Account Manager   Marketing Executive  
Marketing Adviser   Media Buyer  
Media Sales Executive   Public Relations Officer / Press Officer  
Direct Marketing Manager   Advertising Media Buyer  
Advertising Art Director   PR / Public Affairs Consultant / Lobbyist  
Digital Marketing Executive   Brand Manager - Marketing  
Advertising Media Salesperson   Advertising Media Planner  
Events and Promotions Manager   Market Researcher  
Market Research Executive   Public Relations Account Executive  
Marketing / Communications Manager   Corporate Affairs and Communications Manager  
Social Media Specialist   Producer  
Shipping Clerk   Export Manager  
Customer Services Manager   Customer Support / Telesales Agent  
Department Manager   Betting Shop Manager  
Purchasing Manager - Retail   Call Centre Manager  
Purchasing Manager - Manufacturing   Procurement Officer / Buyer  
Bar Manager / Publican   Auctioneer  
Dispensing Optician   Area Sales Manager  
Sales Manager - Retail   Retail Manager  
Store Manager    Business Development Executive  
Fundraiser   Customer Service Representative  
International Sales Representative   Medical Sales Representative   
Retail Merchandiser   Wholesaler   
Estate Agent   Client Relations Manager  
Consumer Scientist    

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.
Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Sales, Retail & Purchasing
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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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

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DCHSX 

5M4468