Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Darryl Day from Intel to give some advice for people considering this job:


Darryl Day

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  Darryl Day
Go for it! Intel is a fantastic company to work for.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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International Comparisons

UK and Other Countries

You can find advice regarding the comparability of a number of foreign qualifications in Ireland.

The Qualifications Recognition service aims to compare a foreign qualification to a qualification that is placed at a particular level on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

To compare Irish qualificatons with the UK and countries abroad see NARIC : click here 

European Comparisons

The European Qualifications Framework for LifeLong Learning (EFQ) is an overarching framework which makes it easier to translate and compare further, higher and school qualifications across Europe. The following diagram sets out the comparisons in Europe.

To view our article on how to use your Level 5 and 6 qualifications in Europeclick here

Comparison table between european and Irish award levels


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As a new recruit I still have the whole career ahead of me and I hope to be able to undertake as much training as possible. In particular I’d like to do a driving and specialist interviewer’s courses.
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