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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GC460
Music Production For Games

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in thhis level.

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The one year programme embraces learners from a variety of musical backgrounds. Focus will be on developing creative strategies by underpinning practical and theoretical knowledge of games music production techniques through creative assignments and industry relevant projects. Note: Portfolio required, but this is not a restricted course.

The core modules have been designed to develop and nurture the necessary skillset required in the production of music and audio, and its particular application in the gaming industry. You will learn production skills, recording techniques and composing techniques, as well as immersing yourself in sequencing, sampling and sound processing.

A key part of the course involves producing a portfolio of work that will help you gain access to the exciting and rapidly developing games industry.

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It is expected that graduates from the programme will find employment within Ireland’s rapidly growing games design and games development sector. Roles will centre on their specialist contribution to the music and sound aspects of games. Both Windmill Lane Recording Studios and Griffith College have a strong network of games based companies.

Both institutions work closely with employers on a regular basis in sourcing and placing graduates on their behalf. In return these companies continue to inform the design and development of our programmes.



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