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Fish Farm Manager

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You need to be hard working, enjoy the outdoor life regardless of the weather and must be willing to work as part of a team at all times.
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Graduate Profile: Conall Mac Kernan

I completed a Level 7 in Industrial Automation and Robotics before going on to graduate with a Level 8 in Electronic Systems. I am currently working in the Controls Department in Modular Automation, Limerick.

Modular Automation designs, builds, and controls state of the art machines for global manufacturing clients. My job within the controls department is to design, develop, and de-bug the software used to control those machines.

LIT places a huge emphasis on the practical side of learning, and I feel I benefitted greatly from that hands on approach rather than trying to absorb a large amount of complex theory. I would say 50% or more of our time was spent in labs or technical classes or hands on work. This practical learning experience has really stood to me in the work environment I now find myself in. Since I left LIT I have constantly been using the practical skills and theory I learned in a number of different projects I have undertaken.

If you are good with your hands, like working with computers, enjoy problem solving and maths then you would be really well suited for both the level 7 and level 8 courses.

For me it started at LIT.


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