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 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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Food Science

Course Code(s):  5M5267
QQI Award Code:  5M5267 Food Science
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5267
QQI Award Code 5M5267 Food Science
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

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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 Officer   Landscape Architect / Designer  
Engineer - Biosystems / Agriculture / Food   Food Technologist  
Geotechnician   Food Safety Consultant  
Landscape Manager   Landscape Scientist  
Food Scientist   Archaeologist  
Dairy Industry Scientist   Farmer - Dairy  
Forester - Professional   Horticultural Scientist  
Cartographer    Arborist  
Agricultural Scientist   Agricultural Adviser  
Brewer   Groundsperson  
Farm Manager   Farmer - Dry Stock  
Horticultural Manager   Apiarist / Commercial Bee Keeper  
Agricultural Mechanic   Agricultural Engineering Technician  
Regulatory Affairs Specialist   Flavourist / Food Chemist  
Biomedical Scientist   Regulatory Affairs Officer  
Chemistry Laboratory Technician   Colour Technologist  
Genetic Engineer   Haematologist  
Medicinal Chemist   Regulatory Affairs Manager  
Fragrance Chemist   Engineer - Petroleum  
Industrial Chemist   Pharmacologist  
QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Analyst   Engineer - Chemical  
Chemist   Molecular Biologist  
Analytical Chemist   Geneticist  
Engineer - Biochemical   Geochemist  
Toxicologist   Engineer - Production & Process   
Biological / Microbiological Scientist   Biotechnologist  
Biochemist   Materials Technician  
Biology Laboratory Technician   Pharmaceutical Technician  
Metallurgist   Engineer - Urban Planning  
Conservation Officer - Nature   Field trials officer  
Environmental Consultant   Soil Scientist  
Environmental Technician   Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon  
Timber Technologist    

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.
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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