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 Lynsey Gargan from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:

Lynsey Gargan

Manufacturing Engineer

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Lynsey Gargan
With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.

Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.

One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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Business Management & Marketing

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Course Code
QQI Award Code
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Course Description

This Course is designed to provide the knowledge & personal skills required for a career in business. The course provides the broad theoretical & practical knowledge required to function at a high level in today's increasingly complex and challenging business world.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
The Internet and E-business
Spreadsheet Methods
Management Accounting
Marketing Principles
Marketing Planning
Aspects of Contract and Negotiation for Business
Organisations and Behaviour
Business Decision Making
Business Strategy

Year 2 :
Business Environment
Quality Management in Business
Advertising and Promotion
Sales Planning Operation
Business Law
Small Business Enterprise
Research Project
Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
Database Methods
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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