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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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Travel & Tourism Management - HND

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Inchicore College of Further Education

Inchicore College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is intended for people interested in seeking employment in the tourism industry. Students will have the opportunity to complete a portion of this work experience in another European country, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. Specialist speakers from the Tourism Industry are invited to speak to the students, on a regular basis. Field Trips are organised by the College to allow students to assess the background of successful commercial tourist operations. Assignments and projects are designed to be applicable and relevant to practical scenarios within the Tourism Industry.

What will you Study?

The Developing Manager
Research Project
Sustainable Tourism Development
Legislation and Ethics
Travel and Tourism Entrepreneurs
Work Based Experience
Human Resource Management
Event Management
Heritage and Cultural Tourism Mgt
French
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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