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We asked Elaine McGarrigle from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

Elaine McGarrigle

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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Elaine McGarrigle

The most important skill that a person in my position can have is communication.

One needs to be able to communicate effectively with people of all levels in order to do a days work. I think that this is the most important quality, to be able to fit in well with people, everyone from the operators to the senior management, one needs to be able to read them and how best to communicate with them.

An interest in basic engineering and in the heavy machine industry.

It is important to realise that working as a mechanical engineer in Irish Cement does not generally involve sitting at your desk all day. It involves alot of hands on, on-site work so a person needs to be prepared to get their hands dirty.

Another quality that is important is to be willing to learn. Even after a number of years in college, one needs to be eager to learn the ins and outs of a new environment; how cement is made, what equipment is involved, what generally goes wrong and how it is fixed.

Everyone will help and teach you but you need to open your mind and be prepared to take it all in.

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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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TR001-SP
Arts - Spanish

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
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450 525*

2016 Points

450 525

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The primary focus of the first and second years is to establish and consolidate your competence in understanding and using the Spanish language. If you are a beginner, the language teaching offers an opportunity for you to reach the same standard within a year as those who have studied Spanish previously.

Students are encouraged to spend a year in Spain on an Erasmus exchange at one of the universities with which we have close associations, such as Granada, León, Salamanca, Sevilla, Oviedo, and Barcelona.

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This course is part of a Two-Subject Moderatorship (TSM). Follow this link for specific subject requirements CAO Points and CAO application codes

The following are the CAO codes used for CAO applications to specific two-subject combinations for TCD from 2016:
CAO Code Title Points 2016
TR785  Spanish/Drama Studies  (Restricted)  470*
TR123  Ancient History and Archaeology/Spanish  470*
TR153  World Religions and Theology/Spanish  470*
TR183  Classical Civilisation/Spanish  470*
TR213  Economics/Spanish  470*
TR273  English Literature/Spanish  515
TR303  French/Spanish  470*
TR318  Film Studies/Spanish  470*
TR363  German/Spanish  470*
TR237  Classical Languages/Spanish  470*
TR453  History/Spanish  525
TR483  History of Art and Architecture/Spanish  470*
TR513  Modern Irish/Spanish  470*
TR543  Italian/Spanish  470*
TR562  Jewish and Islamic Civilisations/Spanish  470*
TR723  Russian/Spanish  470*
TR753  Sociology/Spanish  470*

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The main career opportunities are in education, journalism, the diplomatic service, business administration, banking, publishing, interpreting, translation, advertising, public relations, digital communication, and the visual media generally. Some recent graduates have gained EU placements in Brussels.



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