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 Tracey Roche from Analog Devices to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Tracey Roche

Design Engineer

Analog Devices

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  Tracey Roche

3 main things:

1. Be organised.

2. Try to keep a positive attitude.

3. Persevere. Working in a Design Evaluation role or indeed any electronic engineering role, requires problem-solving skills and half the battle with this is having a positive attitude. If you have a negative/pessimistic attitude, the battle to find a solution is lost before you even start. In debugging an issue, start with the basics and work from there. Like peeling an onion, gradually peel off the outter layers to reveal the inner core of the onion...as you work, you get more clues and develop a better understanding of the product/issue you are working on.

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Cork College of Commerce

International Customer Support Services


Course Code(s):  5M2767
QQI Award Code:  5M2767 Logistics and Distribution
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This QQI Level 5 certificate introduces the student to Supply Chain Management and the co-ordination of the flow of goods in a business environment. It will enable the student to develop an understanding of the movement and storage of goods from the point of ordering raw materials to point of sales.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Freight Forwarding 5N2728
Inventory Control 5N2726
Purchasing 5N2727
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Spreadsheets Methods 5N1977
Statistics 5N2066
Warehousing 5N2725
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356

 

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