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 John Smith from Intel to give some advice for people considering this job:


John Smith

Engineer - Process


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  John Smith
On a personal level you need to be a good team player, good communicator and organised. From a technical viewpoint a background in physical sciences or engineering is essential. A PhD in semiconductor related field would prove extremely beneficial. The opportunities are vast within a company the size of Intel so you do have the option to change career direction if needed.

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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FIT Upcoming ICT Associate Professional Programmes

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FIT Upcoming ICT Associate Professional Programmes

Monday, January 25, 2016 

FIT Upcoming ICT Associate Professional Programmes

FIT has been charged by government and the tech sector with the implementation of ICT Associate Professional (ICT AP) – a new dual education apprenticeship style format, designed to provide the ICT industry with candidates with in-demand technology skills in a timely fashion.

International experience indicates that hiring ICT apprentices can help businesses build a skilled and motivated workforce in a cost effective manner. Equally important, employers of all sizes can get access to highly motivated tech enthusiasts who attain bespoke skills which enable them to be highly productive and to “hit the ground running” in a relatively short period of time.

Skills demand in technology companies is a global issue. With the phenomenal growth in the sector, all jurisdictions are competing for tech talent. Ireland has turned this global demand for skills into a competitive advantage.

FIT are holding an upcoming information session regarding our  ICT Associate Professional Programme in SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT- a dual-education (apprenticeship style) programme.

The aim of the programme is to equip candidates with the technical skills and applied learning required by industry, in a timely fashion, to address the growing skills shortage in the sector.  

See details below regarding upcoming information session/aptitude testing for this programme:

(1) Cork

Date/Time:  Tuesday January 26th at 10 am

Location:     Cork Training Centre, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork: click here

(2) Galway

The Information Session for ICT Associate Professional in Galway  for the Software Development stream, will be held on:

Date/Time: Thursday, 28th January at 10am

Location:    GRETB Training Centre, Mervue, Galway. The course Start Date is the 28th February 2016: click here

To find out more about Apprenticehip options: click here

The CareersPortal Team