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.

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Brian Howard

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Department of Education and Skills

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This career involves working with people in a caring capacity. If you have no interest in helping people personally or educationally then this may be the wrong profession for you.

Empathy, patience and respect are important qualities for this job, in addition to be able to relate well to the person you are dealing with. As there is also a large amount of information to be handled in the job, good organisational, IT and time management skills are also quite important.


Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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Intel Shannon are Hiring

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Intel Shannon are Hiring

Thursday, February 19, 2015 

Intel Shannon are Hiring

Innovate the Future of Communications

From the creation of the first microprocessor to the 22nm 3-D transistors, Intel has always believed in delivering the most innovative and reliable products in the industry. With a reputation in developing the products and technologies that power nine out of every 10 servers sold in the world, The Datacenter thrives on creating the latest and greatest for everything from high-end co-processors for supercomputers all the way to the low-energy systems used for the cloud.

The three main focus areas on campus at Intel Shannon are: Network Platform Group (NPG) Focused on the vision of “Transforming the Infrastructure to connect, protect and enrich the digital lives of every person on earth”. 

Transport Solutions Division (TSD) Accelerate the next generation of compelling intelligent connected car experiences by delivering a scalable, pre-validated, standards-based modular platform to help automakers more quickly get to market with brand-differentiating driving experiences.

Retail Solutions Division (RSD) Enable seamless, secure Intel-based retail solutions, from real-time inventory management to optimising brands across channels, helping businesses create richer, more personalized consumer engagement that drives customer loyalty, and can translate into profits.

Some of the profiles we are currently hiring for throughout 2015:

(Qualifications: Degree, Masters, PhD candidates with disciplines in Electronic/Electrical Engineer, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field)

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What We Offer You When you come to work at Intel in Shannon, you come to work in a collaborative, supportive environment, where your equally brilliant colleagues will push you to be your best. There’s no fear of failure—we know that’s how innovation happens. And you’ll never be bored. We also offer:

Competitive benefits and pay (including bonuses)

Opportunities for professional development and continuing education

The flexibility you need to achieve balance.

The CareersPortal Team