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 Damien Mason from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

Damien Mason

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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Damien Mason

If you are really interested in people and have good interpersonal skills, you will find this job very rewarding.

Like a lot of jobs, you will not be using all the theoretical knowledge you gained in University or College, but you will develop significant management potential and the environment is stimulating and rewarding.

As an engineer, you will probably spend about 50% of your time in the office, and the other 50% out in the plant.

You should also expect that you may be asked if you are willing to travel abroad. This would be very attractive to most people, and a definite means to gain great experience, but it may not suit everyone.

You should ideally be a balanced person, someone with a good deal of technical knowledge, but also a good ability to deal with people.

Responsibility and challenges will be given to you from day one, and if you can handle the pressure, you will gain more and more responsibilities, ultimately leading you to gain invaluable experience, and undoubtedly onto a successful management position.

With the global nature of ICL's parent company CRH, this could be yours in Ireland or one of many countries worldwide.

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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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Posted on October 26, 2017

Places available on our Healthcare PLC Courses

No CAO Points Requried! 

Healthcare Support / Caring for the Elderly - Level 5 

This full-time QQI Healthcare Support Course is designed to prepare students to work competently, safely and effectively as a Healthcare Assistant in a variety of settings such as nursing homes, hospitals and home help support. 

This course is unique in that Kinsale College is the only centre offering a fully accredited Dementia Care Module that underpins this course. 

The course has also been highlighted at a National level at a forum on the future of dementia care. The course is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment leading to a recognised qualification for those pursuing a career in the Health Care Sector.

For full details and to apply online click here

Health Services Supervisory Management - Level 6 

This award will equip the learner with the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to undertake supervisory roles in the caring environment. This course equips participants with the skills to manage themselves, their work and the people they work with more effectively.

It also offers a sound introduction to management in the health services for those wishing to build upon their experience and to gain a formal qualification in management. On completion of the programme participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate fundamental core health service management principles and theories
  • Apply a comprehensive range of management skills and techniques to improve individual, team and organisational performance within the health services
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills, confidence and ability to achieve personal targets and goals
  • Utilise and apply acquired skills and knowledge towards improved individual, team and overall health services performance.

For more information and to apply online click here.

 


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