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 Catherine Day from EU Careers to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Catherine Day

Secretary General

EU Careers

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  Catherine Day
I would advise them to give it a go - it doesn’t mean you have to work there long term. You must know how to speak a language other than your mother tongue reasonably well, as a good proficiency is essential. It’s also important to know and understand the cultural diversity that makes up the European Union.

Our internships are a great chance to come for a short period to determine where your interests lie and taste the experiences. Starting out your career path with the EU gives you a really good foundation of insider knowledge of how the EU works and is so useful professionally, even if you don’t plan on working there forever.

It is also important for young Irish people to consider moving to countries that are not English speaking and working for the EU would be very useful to your long term career.
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Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Deansrath Community College

Deansrath Community College

Engineering Technology


Course Code(s):  5M2061
QQI Award Code:  5M2061 Engineering Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This is a one-year course which enables the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence in the area of Engineering. Upon successful completion of this pre-entry course, the learner will be able to progress to Diploma and Degree courses in third level college, eg. The Institute of Technology, Tallaght.

 

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.

Engineering Workshop Processes
Electronics
Computer Aided Draughting
Mathematics
Engineering Workshop Theory
Safety and Health at Work
Work Experience
Safety and Health at Work

 

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.
Fitter - Plant Machinery   Electrician  
Engineer - Computer Hardware   Engineer - Software  
Computer Systems Technician   Engineer - Electrical Control  
Engineer - Automation   Engineer - Telecommunications  
Engineer - Mechatronics   Engineer - Photonics  
Engineer - Electrical   Engineer - Electronic  
Office Equipment Service Technician   Telecommunications Technician  
Engineer - Automotive   Auto Electrician  
Electrical Instrumentation Craftsperson   Electronics Service Engineer  
Electronics/Electrical Draughtsperson   Engineering Technician - Electronics  
Electrical Power Plant Operator   Engineering Technician - Electrical   
Engineer - Design & Development   Technical Service Agent  
Domestic Appliance Service Technician   Naval Architect  
Engineer - Aeronautical / Aerospace   Engineer - Mechanical  
Process Development Scientist   Materials Scientist / Technologist  
Engineering Craft Machinist   Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson  
Engineering Technician - Mechanical    Patternmaker  
Manufacturing Technician   Blacksmith  
Engineer - Yield Analysis   Engineer - Manufacturing  
Horologist   Vehicle Body Repairer/Panel Beater  
Polymer Technician   Machinist - Manufacturing  
Refrigeration Craftsperson   Mechanic / Automotive Technician  
Broadcasting Engineer   Engineer - Marine  
Engineer - Energy    

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.
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing
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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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CAO with any QQI Major Award

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5M2061