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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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AL830
General Nursing

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This course involves the study of theoretical and practice-based modules. It involves classroom teaching and taught placements in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. You will undergo a total of 2925 hours’ clinical study and 1740 hours’ theoretical study.

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

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Old Code New Code Award Title
  5M3782  Health Service Skills
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies


Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include: D20001 - Anatomy & Physiology
or 5N0749 - Anatomy and Physiology
D20012 - Introduction to Nursing
or 5N4325 - Nursing Theory and Practice
D20032 - Human Growth & Development
or 5N1279 - Human Growth and Development
or C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology

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You may apply for positions at staff nurse grade within the Irish healthcare sector and you are also eligible to apply for registration as nurses throughout the EU and further afield.



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