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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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Arts, Culture & History

Course Code(s):  5M2154 ACHX
QQI Award Code:  5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Limerick College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M2154 ACHX
QQI Award Code 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is a programme for those who wish to acquire an in-depth knowledge of local history, European folklore, ethnology, culture and heritage. Writing skills for journalism are all taught, topped off with word processing skills. Employment opportunities would arise in the tourism industry and beyond.

What will you Study?

Customer Service 5N0972
Local History
Archaeology 5N0762
Communications 5N0690
Folklore and Ethnology 5N1274
Writing Skills for Journalism 5N2435
Word Processing 5N1358
Work Experience 5N1356
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