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We asked Elaine McGarrigle from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

Elaine McGarrigle

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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Elaine McGarrigle

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.

Another quality that is important is to be willing to learn. Even after a number of years in college, one needs to be eager to learn the ins and outs of a new environment; how cement is made, what equipment is involved, what generally goes wrong and how it is fixed.

Everyone will help and teach you but you need to open your mind and be prepared to take it all in.

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Healthcare Supervisory Management

Course Code(s):  6M4978
QQI Award Code:  6M4978 Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Inchicore College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 6M4978
QQI Award Code 6M4978 Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is a one year full time course is suitable for people who wish to achieve the knowledge and skill to progress to a supervisory / management role in settings such as nursing homes, hospitals, residential care, day care centres and disability support amongst others. It will also enable candidates to progress to higher education and training.

Students attend fulltime classes and undertake a significant occupational work placement in healthcare or disability settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, day care centres, centres for people with disabilities. There will also be a two-week block work placement to enable students to further develop their skills.

What will you Study?

Supervisory Management
Conflict Management
Leadership
Work Experience
Human Resources Management
Gerontology or Disability Awareness
Person Centred Planning
Occupational First Aid
Health Promotion
Additional Training
Patient Lifting and Manual Handling
Elder Abuse Prevention Training
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

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6M4978

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