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

Intel

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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.
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TAP Testimonials

There are currently almost 200 schools nationwide running the TAP programme in Transition Year.  See below for some of the teacher's views:

It is the best teaching resource I have ever seen. It is a great resource particularly since it incorporates the use of IT...very what the Department is seeking for schools to do."

 - Grainne Wilson, Teacher, Dominican School, Wicklow

"I was delighted with the Tourism Awareness resource material. I liked the lay out of the book [teacher's manual] and the fact that the information was up to date."

- Ann Norris, Teacher, Presentation Secondary School, Waterford

As a teacher of the Transition Year Tourism Awareness Programme for over twelve years, I would like to congratulate Fáilte Ireland on their new, improved resource material. The revised course has a CD Rom and access to their website. The result is that the presentation of the programme in the classroom is much more animated and interactive."

- Paula Duffy, Teacher, Sion Hill Secondary School, Sion Hill Blackrock, Co.