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 Lynsey Gargan from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:


Lynsey Gargan

Manufacturing Engineer


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  Lynsey Gargan
With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.

Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.

One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Careers Event for Graduates at Intel

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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

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The CareersPortal Team