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We asked Elaine McGarrigle from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Elaine McGarrigle

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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  Elaine McGarrigle

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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Music and Composition

Course Code(s):  5M2011
QQI Award Code:  5M2011 Music
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2011
QQI Award Code 5M2011 Music
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course provides learners with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the professional music industry. The students will gain knowledge of music theory and its practical application to musical styles and genres. Students explore the structure of the music industry in addition to gaining practical skills in recording and producing music in a modern production environment. Students also learn how to plan and organise events as part of the course.

Throughout the year, students work on assigned projects proving their competence in a number of practical skill demonstrations. Throughout the year there is class room support for theoretical aspects of the programme. At the end of the year, written examinations are completed in certain subjects.

What will you Study?

Music Theory and Practice 5N1849
Music Industry Studies 5N1458
Sound Engineering and Production 5N1900
Music Technology 5N1640
Event Production 5N1374
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Word Processing 5N1358

Optional Modules:
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

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EPAMX 5M2011

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