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We asked Damien Mason from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:
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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|QQI Award Code:||5M2146 Multimedia Production|
|QQI Award Code||5M2146 Multimedia Production|
This course is designed for those learners who are interested in careers in the growing video, film and multimedia industries. This is a full-time course leading to QQI certification at level 5 with links for progression to degree course at CIT, LIT and IT Tralee.
Practical skills in camera work, lighting and movie processing are included as well as art components designed to maximise learners understanding of colour and its relationship with successful film composition.
Film Production 5N0637
Television and Film Editing 5N0540
Work Experience 5N1356
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Digital Movie Processing 5N1605
Sound Engineering and Production 5N1900
Desktop Multimedia Audio Production 5N2148
Media Analysis 5N1298
Music and Theory Practice
Music Technology 5N1640
Work Experience 5N1356:
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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