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We asked Elaine McGarrigle from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:
The most important skill that a person in my position can have is communication.
One needs to be able to communicate effectively with people of all levels in order to do a days work. I think that this is the most important quality, to be able to fit in well with people, everyone from the operators to the senior management, one needs to be able to read them and how best to communicate with them.
An interest in basic engineering and in the heavy machine industry.
It is important to realise that working as a mechanical engineer in Irish Cement does not generally involve sitting at your desk all day. It involves alot of hands on, on-site work so a person needs to be prepared to get their hands dirty.
Another quality that is important is to be willing to learn. Even after a number of years in college, one needs to be eager to learn the ins and outs of a new environment; how cement is made, what equipment is involved, what generally goes wrong and how it is fixed.
Everyone will help and teach you but you need to open your mind and be prepared to take it all in.
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|QQI Award Code||5M5163 Theatre Performance|
The two year full time course is designed to provide professional training to students interested in a career in theatre, film and television. Students who have reached the required standard on the two year course, or who have equivalent accreditation, may apply for the one year Advanced Performance Course where they can achieve a full Level 6 QQI and Trinity College London ATCLS in both Speech and Drama and Musical Theatre.
Classic and Contemporary Theatre
Classical and Musical Theatre
Improvisation, including Theatre Sports
Acting for Camera
Scriptwriting for film and television
Costume and production design for the stage
This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.
To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:
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