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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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CR310
IT Management

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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This programme is designed to provide the graduate with both the management and technical skills to work in a wide range of organisations. This programme covers a wide range of modules which will be useful in any type of IT management role such as networking, databases, system administration, project management, law, IT planning and design, security monitoring, and offensive security. You can choose electives in many other computing modules.


CR310 - IT Management

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in 3 modules and a Pass in one from the following:
C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or 5N2066 - Statistics
or 6N3395 - Mathematics
or 5N0556 or 5N18396 or LCE Maths

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Graduates who can implement and manage IT services and infrastructure are in constant demand.

Possible Areas of Employment:
IT Project Manager
IT Security Engineer
Network Manager
System Manager



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