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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 Kerrie Horan from Intel to give some advice for people considering this job:
A day for a Process Engineer at Intel can range from spending all day in what we call our 'bunny suits' or space suits as most people would recognise them as or a day of juggling meetings with working on long term projects that have a quality improvement for your product or have a cost saving for the factory. The key thing is to be adaptable, be organised and be able to communicate your plans clearly and concisely. You will be your own boss in many instances as an engineer and it is up to you to get the job done and do it well, while at the same time meeting goals and challenges that are set for the factory.
The great thing about a process engineer at Intel is that much or your work can be done remotely, which means you don't have to sit at your desk all day allowing you to get in to the machines and get stuck in. One should also be aware that you will be continuously learning in this sort of environment. Because our technology is so up to date we are always making changes to make this possible. Our products will range from mobile phone chips to top of the range computer chips so we need to be able to make changes to meet the demands of what the market is looking for.
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Stephen Landers, Internal Auditor
Stephen Landers works in the Group Internal Audit Scheme at Bank of Ireland. Stephen previously studied Psychology at Trinity which gave him a solid foundation in data and statistical analysis for his current role. He has worked in a variety of areas including IT function and Global markets function.
I took German, Biology, History and Technical Drawing. To be honest, they didn’t end up influencing where I went with my career!
I studied Psychology at Trinity College Dublin, where I graduated from with a B.A (Hons) in 2013.
Whereas Psychology does not seem like a likely springboard into banking and finance, the degree gave me a solid foundation in data and statistical analysis and in report writing which have greatly helped me in my day job.
As part of the Group Internal Audit Graduate Programme in bank of Ireland, the Bank is supporting me in obtaining my ACCA qualification.