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Damien Mason

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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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TR054
Occupational Therapy

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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.

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The courses studied in the first and second years include the study of occupation, occupational therapy theories and interventions with people from children to older adults, anatomy, physiology, psychology, disability studies, research methods and statistics. This four-year degree course incorporates a practical approach to solving problems and fosters a research-oriented and reflective attitude. You will be required to engage in service learning through voluntary work and will use experiential learning and group work to develop knowledge and skills in an activity of your choice.

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The main goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in meaningful activities of everyday living, for example self care, work and leisure activities. Occupational therapists believe that participation in everyday activities can be supported or restricted by physical, social, attitudinal and legislative environments. By enabling people to engage in activities that hold meaning for them, occupational therapists aim to enable people to improve their day-to-day quality of life.involves helping people to overcome difficulties, which may be the result of physical or mental illness, an accident or ageing.This course has an intensive workload.


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The course is approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists so when you complete your degree, you are qualified to work as an occupational therapist in Ireland, as well as abroad. Many graduates from the programme are working in all parts of the world. Most occupational therapists, over time, develop specialised expertise in areas such as physical rehabilitation, mental health, hand therapy, intellectual disability, paediatrics, services for the elderly and community occupational therapy.

Practice areas are expanding, particularly in school settings and in primary care community practice areas. Other examples include work in private practice, work with people who are homeless, and running healthy living and stress management clinics. A number of occupational therapists move into management – managing occupational therapy departments or other health/social care related services. Additionally, the course offers many opportunities for further study.



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