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.

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  Deirdre Lavelle
It can take time to get to know people with learning disabilities, patience and good listen skills are very important.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Plunket College

Plunket College


Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Code:  CMTXX
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Sample Careers...
The following occupations are related to the area of study for this course. Click on the occupations to explore further.
Welder   Naval Architect  
Ceramics Technologist   Acoustic Consultant  
Colour Technologist   Engineer - Chemical  
Engineer - Automation   Engineer - Mechatronics  
Engineer - Motor /Automotive   Engineer - Mechanical  
Materials Scientist / Technologist   Engineer - Aeronautical  
Process Development Scientist   Engineer - Nuclear  
Engineer - Mining / Geological   Engineer - Polymer  
Engineer - Quality   Agricultural Mechanic  
Ergonomist   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Clothing Alteration Worker   Metal Engraver  
Textile Machinery Technician   Woodturner / Woodmachinist  
Bookbinder (Craft)   Glassmaker  
Printer   Upholsterer  
Toolmaker   Carton maker  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Radiographer - Industrial  
Army Apprentice   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Industrial Insulators   Materials Technician  
Metallurgist   Computer Assembly Technician  
Office Equipment Service Technician   Engineer - Automotive  
Electrical Power Plant Operator   Technical Service Agent  
Electronic Equipment Assemblers   Engineer - Sports  
Presser - Clothes   Paint Sprayer  
Engineer - Yield Analysis   Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson  
Packer - Heavy Goods   Colour Technician, Textiles  
Tyre/Exhaust Fitter   Manufacturing Technician  
Patternmaker   Machinist - Manufacturing  
Plastics Process Worker   General Assistant - Factory  
Foundry Worker   Engineering Machine Operator  
Engineer - Manufacturing   Sewing Machinist  
Engineering Technician - Mechanical    Refrigeration Craftsperson  
Horologist   Locksmith  
Polymer Technician   Packer - Light Goods  
Mechanic   Vehicle Body Repairer/Panel Beater  
Engineering Craft Machinist   Warehouse Assistant  
Blacksmith   Brewery Worker  
Bottling Worker   Motor Vehicle Technician  
Light Industry Assembler   Roustabout - Roughneck  
Aircraft Mechanic   Air Corps Apprentice  
Naval Service Cadet - Engineering   Prosthetist/Orthotist  

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.
Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing
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FETAC Progression routes to Higher Education. 1 Route(s)
This course leads to a FETAC 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:

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