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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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Music Production - HND

Course Code(s):  PEH
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code PEH
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This programme involves technical operations of modern sound equipment and music technology. It aims to equip students with a skill set that allows them to enter a career or follow further academic pursuits within this discipline. Students work with performers and musicians in the recording studios to produce master tapes and other media. Other work involves live sound, desktop audio production and developing multi-media content. Successful students can expect to find employment in the media, entertainment and multi-media industries as sound engineers, editors, midi production programmers and pro-audio sales.

What will you Study?

Creative Arts Research Skills (J/601/1532)
Critical Music Listening (K/601/1328)
Music in Context (L/601/1323)
Preparation, Process & Production in Creative Arts (T/601/1719)
Music, Health & Law (Y/601/1339)
Principles of Musical Sound (D/601/1763)
Public Performance Technology (Y/601/1311)









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