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We asked Elaine McGarrigle from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:
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.
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|QQI Award Code||5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise|
The aim of the course is to provide an academic qualification that combines coaching, player development, strength/conditioning and club administration for both male and female students. The syllabus will cover a broad range of theoretical and practical components designed to help students advance into higher education or to enter the workplace. A key component of the course will be a work placement module in a GAA setting. The course has the support of the Cork County board.
Hurling Coaching 5N5086
Gaelic Football Coaching 5N5085
Sport and Recreation Studies 5N2667
Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Sports Anatomy and Physiology 5N4648
Basketball Coaching 5N4888
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Work Experience 5N1356
Strength and Conditioning
Kevin Murray (All-Ireland medal winner with Cork 1999 and BA in Physical Fitness and Conditioning in Sport) instructs students in skill development in hurling and football, injury prevention, strength and conditioning.
SAQ Foundation, Level 1, Conditioning, Functional Development Certificates.
Associate Refereeing Course
GAA Coaching 5N5085
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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