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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The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Crumlin College of Further Education

Crumlin College of Further Education


Crumlin College of Further Education 
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"To the Forefront of Further Education"

YOUR CAREER STARTS HERE

Celebrating 60 Years in Education 1956-2016  

We provide a range of  QQI accredited courses, whether you want to be a chef, sports therapist, computer technician, web designer, accountant, beautician, hairdresser, travel agent, beauty consultant, sales representative, or a florist, we have a course for you.

We offer practical training, giving you useful, adaptable skills. Crumlin College has built an excellent reputation over 60 years by providing education and training programmes of highest quality. The college staff, a highly motivated and dedicated team, have ensured that course developments match student requirements and industry trends through continuous innovation.

Mission Statement:

Crumlin College strives to achieve excellence in the field of Further Education through providing a supportive environment in which effective learning and development can take place for both students and staff. Crumlin is a well-established College of Further Education providing full-time and part-time courses in both the day and evening.

The college operates under the authority of the City of Dublin Education & Training Board (CDETB), a network of twenty-two schools and colleges in the Dublin area. Continous innovation and attention to changing student needs has kept the College to the 'forefront of further education'. Our courses are constantly being revised to ensure that they meet the needs of students in terms of personal development and job opportunities.

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