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 Fergus O'Connell from BioPharmachem Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Fergus O'Connell

Quality Officer

BioPharmachem Ireland

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  Fergus O'Connell
A broad science background is very important. An ability to recognise small inconsistencies is equally important. For example do you recognise small discrepancies between different camera shots of the same scene in films and TV series?

An ability to question everything and think laterally is important. Also the ability to say 'no' (not everyone is comfortable doing this). Working in quality is not about being popular and definitely not about being a tyrant but one needs to be approachable, consistent and have good interpersonal skills.

Not all of your decisions are going to be popular but they need to be based on a sound rationale and you need to be able to support them. One also needs to be acutely aware of the fact that your opinion won't always be right.

One must always be open to being convinced of an alternative argument.
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They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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The BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music is a 4 year programme which has been designed specifically for guitarists, bass players, drummers, vocalists, songwriters, and those running commercial music projects who want to gain a Level 8 qualification in modern music, while at the same time fulfilling their creative and commercial potential.

The programme encourages musicians to hone their live performance skills whilst developing their career goals using a deadline-driven project management approach, keeping focus on the individual’s aspirations.

Streams: Drums, Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Songwriting.

The course includes a mixture of classroom study, live performance and specialist workshops, which take place in BIMM’s purpose-built studios and classrooms. Located in the city centre, the college is equipped with a choice of vintage and state-of-the-art musical equipment. The programme will be delivered by active professional tutors, all of whom have a variety of touring, performing and session experience and a background in the professional music industry.

In addition to practical and academic lessons, course delivery is supported by BIMM Dublin’s comprehensive tutorial system that enables every musician to benefit from widespread access to music industry professionals for expert help and advice. There are also many extra-curricular activities including rehearsing, recording and performing in public and guest Masterclasses with high-level professional musicians and other music industry personnel.

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