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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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Horsemanship (Equitation or Stud Management)

Course Code(s):  5M3371
QQI Award Code:  5M3371 Horsemanship
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College

Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M3371
QQI Award Code 5M3371 Horsemanship
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one-year course aims to provide students with:

- Knowledge and skills relating to the sport horse industry
- Qualification for employment opportunities in the industry including stud farms, training yards and equestrian centres
- Progression and articulation options to higher level courses

What will you Study?

The course consists of 30 weeks course work at Kildalton College. During this time students develop knowledge and skills in areas such as:

- Stable and Yard Routine
- Equine Work Practice
- Sport Horse Riding
- Young Horse Schooling

Students spend a considerable amount of time developing their handling skills. Students intending to concentrate solely on a career in Stud Management are given an additional opportunity to focus on Horse Breeding and Management modules. This course does not meet the training requirements for Stamp Duty Exemption.
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

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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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Sample Careers

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Agricultural Adviser   Farmer - Dairy  
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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
Leisure, Sport & Fitness
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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