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We asked Afra Ronayne from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:
|I would advise somebody considering this job to talk to people who are engineers already. They should try to talk to people working in different areas of engineering as even when people do the same degree they can have very different day to day jobs, from full time office based jobs to full time site based jobs.
Also it is important to remember that even if you complete an engineering degree you are not limited to a purely technical career as there are plenty of other areas you can get involved in like project management or finance.
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My Leaving Cert subjects were Irish, English, Maths, French, Chemistry, Biology and Business Organisation. My main interest was science so I chose two science subjects and one business related subject to keep things interesting.
My subjects were appropriate for my University course except I was required to take Physics in the first year. This was quite challenging not having taken Physics to Leaving Cert but not impossible. I don't think I would do anything differently if I had to repeat the process.
Leaving Certificate - Irish, English, Maths, French, Chemistry, Biology, Business Organisation
Biochemistry Diploma in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Practice (QP Qualification) - this allows me function as QP and release product to market. Only a QP can release product within the EU. It is a two year course.
The QP course (Diploma in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Practice) is the most important course for my role. Of course you need a primary degree to be eligible for the course and my postgraduate qualification definitely helped me to get on the course in the first place. I would not have been considered for my current role without the QP qualification.
The QP course was undertaken through distance study while working in a previous role. I intend to study for an MBA within the next two years. The course will enable me to understand the business needs of the company and meet these requirements.