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 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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They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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DC132
Journalism

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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Journalism is the practice of investigating, summarising, and broadcasting an event to the public.

This course provides a three-way combination of studies: essential practical skills such as interviewing and writing for different media, the knowledge of people, institutions and ethical principles needed as a context for journalism and academic studies of law, politics and society.

On a practical side students will gain a wide range of skills in print, broadcast and online journalism as well as social and mobile.


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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
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Old Code New Code Award Title
  5M0528  Media Production
  5M15960  Media Production
  5M18518  Media Production
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
EMPXX    Media Production
ETFPX  5M5158  Film and Television Production

Essential Module Requirements:
EPJXX - PRINT JOURNALISM
5M2464 - JOURNALISM
- Distinctions in 5 modules including:


G20001 - Communications
or 5N0690 - Communications

E20008 - Media Analysis
or 5N1298 - Media Analysis

E20078 - Writing Skills for Journalism
or 5N2435 - Writing Skills for Journalism


and 2 from the following
E20076 - Research Skills for Journalism
or 5N2443 - Research Skills for Journalism

E20077 - Technical Skills for Journalism
or 5N2463 - Technical Skills for Journalism

5N1538 - Photographic Techniques

5N1298 - Media Analysis


ERPXX - RADIO PRODUCTION
5M4511 - RADIO PRODUCTION
- Distinctions in 5 modules including:


G20001 - Communications
or 5N0690 - Communications

E20008 - Media Analysis
or 5N1298 - Media Analysis

E20078 - Writing Skills for Journalism
or 5N2435 - Writing Skills for Journalism


and 2 from the following
E20011 - Photography
or 5N2463 - Technical Skills for Journalism

E20076 - Research Skills for Journalism
or 5N2443 - Research Skills for Journalism

E20137 - Radio Programme Production
or 5N1379 - Radio Programme Production

5N1298 - Media Analysis


ETFPX - TV & FILM PRODUCTION
- Distinctions in 5 modules including:


G20001 - Communications
or 5N0690 - Communications

E20008 - Media Analysis
or 5N1298 - Media Analysis

E20078 - Writing Skills for Journalism
or 5N2435 - Writing Skills for Journalism


and 2 from the following
E20076 - Research Skills for Journalism
or 5N2443 - Research Skills for Journalism

E20149 - TV & Video Production
or E20150 - Film Production

5N2463 - Technical Skills for Journalism


EMPXX - MEDIA PRODUCTION; 5M0528 - MEDIA PRODUCTION; 5M18518 / 5M15960 - Distinctions in 5 modules including:


G20001 - Communications
or 5N0690 - Communications

E20008 - Media Analysis
or 5N1298 - Media Analysis
or G20031 - Social Studies
or 5N1370 - Social Studies

E20078 - Writing Skills for Journalism
or 5N2435 - Writing Skills for Journalism

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In the final year there is an eight week placement in a media organisation which gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities in the working world.

Graduates fiind careers as Reporter, Sub-editor, Researcher, Producer, Editor, Presenter in the areas of Newspaper, Radio, TV, On-line and PR.



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