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 Louise Mc Donald from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:


Louise Mc Donald

Private (Line)

Defence Forces

Read more

  Louise Mc Donald
I would advise them to get themselves physically fit and to maintain it. I would also say that a sense of humour is very important and the ability to laugh at themselves. They should have self discipline and be prepared to accept imposed discipline. Punctuality is very important as is respect for others. If they had sporting interests that would be a help.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
All Courses
PLC Progression Routes
PLC Points Calculator
CAO Points Calculator
CAO Video Guide

St. Angelas College Sligo 
IT Tallaght 
Templemore College of Further Education 
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Study Skills
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Careers Event for Graduates at Intel

logo imagelogo image

Careers Event for Graduates at Intel

Thursday, June 04, 2015 

Careers Event for Graduates at Intel

Intel will host a careers event this Saturday June 6th at their Leixlip campus for engineering or science graduates interested in becoming process technicians.

Starting at 12pm, Intel will open the doors of their Fab 24 facility, which is home to 14nm semi-conductor wafer fabrication. You will have the opportunity to see first-hand one of the most technologically advanced plants in Europe.

It is also the perfect chance gain insight into what Intel’s Process Technicians do and how they thrive in the company’s culture of collaboration.

You will be able to chat with Intel employees, including graduates who are already joining the company in July. Guest speaker, Shane Horgan will also be in attendance to offer a few inspirational and motivational words.

Intel are interested in meeting those who have a 2014/2015 qualification at, or equivalent to, Level 6/7 in an approved engineering or science discipline, such as:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Energy Engineering
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Electronic and Computer Systems
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Automation and Instrumentation
  • Nuclear Related Technology or Motorsport Technology

To register for the event please send your CV to

If you can’t make it on 6th June but would like to know more about this opportunity click here

View a full profile of Intel on CareersPortal including career videos from staff members and employee information.

The CareersPortal Team