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 Lynsey Gargan from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Lynsey Gargan

Manufacturing Engineer

STEPS

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  Lynsey Gargan
With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.

Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.

One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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TL802
TV, Radio and New Media Broadcasting

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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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This course will help students develop traditional radio and TV skills, and get a thorough understanding of how new technologies are used in the world of communication and media.

Project work is a key component and learning materials are supplemented with presentations from visiting industry experts. The industry work placement is a vital component of the degree. This takes place in semester six (year three) of the course. Alternatively, you can work as part of an internal design team, creating digital content.

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TL802 - TV, Radio and New Media Broadcasting
IT Tralee

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TL802 - TV, Radio and New Media Broadcasting
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Three Distinctions

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Our graduates work in television broadcasting as video editors, researchers, in post-production, as producers, editors, programme schedulers, executive producers, directors and managers. In radio broadcasting, they work as production co-ordinators, audio editors, researchers, in technical support, as producers, executive producers, station managers and programme controllers. In the new media/web development area, our graduates work as social media and web communications managers, bloggers and new media content creators for web platforms and mobile devices.



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