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

STEPS

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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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Animal Management

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Course overview

Course Code BH034130
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course covers all aspects of animal science at a level which allows progression into degree programmes in the animal science, health and welfare sectors. Students will get a solid understanding of general animal behaviour, animal science and business management. Industry experience is an essential element of this programme and students will complete an extensive work placement over the course of the two year programme. This course is offered in conjunction with the Veterinary Assistant (Years 1 and 2) courses in Cavan Institute.

What will you Study?

Production Animal Management
Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Animal Husbandry Management
Animal Health and Welfare
Animal Behaviour
Biological Principles
Work-based Experience
Employability Skills
Principles of Animal Health
Animal Nursing
Animal Adaptations
Research Skills
Natural History of Exotic Mammals
Animal Nutrition
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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Other courses you may be interested in...

The following courses are related to the course above and are from colleges in the same region. These might be worth exploring further. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings.
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Veterinary Assistant (Year 1) Cavan Institute 
Agriculture Ballyhaise Agricultural College 
Veterinary Assistant (Year 2) Cavan Institute 

Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Agricultural Adviser   Dairy Industry Research Scientist  
Farm Manager   Farmer - Dry Stock  
Farmer - Dairy   Taxidermist  
Geneticist   Clinical Trials Scientist  
Jockey   Veterinary Practitioner / Surgeon  
Zoologist   Riding / Equestrian Instructor  
Farrier   Zoo Keeper  
Veterinary Nurse    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Animals & Veterinary Science
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