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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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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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GY206
Business Information Systems

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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 QQI, HEA 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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This four-year degree programme examines the use and management of technology in business environments. The programme is fully accredited by EPAS. It mixes business subjects such as Accounting, Economics and Marketing with technology focused subjects such as Databases, Systems Analysis and Networks. It provides knowledge and skills in traditional business organisation and management. 

The BIS degree offers the opportunity of an International Study Abroad programme in the US in year two.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
BAXXX  6M5013  Administration
CITXX    Information Technology
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BALBX  6M4985  Business
BMANX  6M4587  Management
  6M4385  Retail Management
AAAXX  6M3618  Arts Administration
  6M2115  Supervisory Management for Manufacturing
  6M0695  Computer Systems and Networks
  6M0691  Software Development
  5M5165  Trade Union Studies
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
  5M0529  Software Development
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing


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Past graduates are currently employed in companies such as Google, Accenture, Deloitte, Microsoft, SAP and Storm. Your degree will give you a particular relevance for start-up enterprises, telecommunications, software companies, management consultancy and business and financial industries.



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