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We asked Damien Mason from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:
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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|Course Code(s):||5M2181 CS04|
|QQI Award Code:||5M2181 Applied Social Studies|
|Course Code||5M2181 CS04|
|QQI Award Code||5M2181 Applied Social Studies|
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of social studies and social care, to encourage learners to explore and develop their knowledge of social issues, psychology, community care and practice.
This course will focus on a range subjects relevant to employment in the field of social care. Learners will develop a range of personal and interpersonal qualities for work in a range of community settings. Work Experience within a variety of social care settings forms an integral part of the course, with emphasis on communication and team working skills.
Social Studies 5N1370
Young People and Society 5N2002
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Intercultural Studies 5N0765
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Work Experience 5N1356
Word Processing 5N1358
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.
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