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  Paul Galvan
I would advise them to ensure they enjoy working with young people. If possible try to get some teaching experience; I started out as a substitute teacher before applying for my H Dip in Education.

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TY and Third Level Work Experience at Analog Devices

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TY and Third Level Work Experience at Analog Devices

Friday, June 19, 2015 

TY and Third Level Work Experience at Analog Devices

Analogue Devices International Transition Year and Third Level Work Experience 

At ADI, we offer approximately 50 Transition Year students each year, the opportunity to complete a weeks work experience in our Limerick site. The students can complete their work experience anytime from January to April.

We also offer approximately 70 college students the opportunity to complete work experience/ internships in both our Limerick and Cork sites. Duration of assignments varies from 4 months to 11 months.

TY Work Experience Programme 2015

Over the last 6 months we have approximately 50 students complete a weeks work experience onsite, as part of their Transition Year Programme. Half of the students took part in our Engineering TY Programme, with the other half taking part in our office based programme.

Co-op Recruitment for Third Level Interns 2015

This year we have filled 73 co-op req’s here in Ireland. To date 60 students have started their internships with us with another 13 due to start in July. To these students we offer exciting opportunities to complete placements from 4 months up to 11 months.

The majority of these students are currently studying Electronic Engineering, with a few other students also completing degrees in: Applied Physics, Maths & Physics, Mechatronic Engineering, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Business, and Energy Engineering.

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