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:

Kerrie Horan

Engineer - Process

Intel

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Kerrie Horan

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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68,000 SUSI Student Grants Awarded

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68,000 SUSI Student Grants Awarded


Wednesday, October 04, 2017 




68,000 SUSI Student Grants Awarded

SUSI - Student Universal Support Ireland, has awarded grant funding to 68,000 students for the 2017/18 academic year, representing is 83% of the expected awards for 2017/18.

50,000 students received their grant by the end of September. The remaining awarded students will receive their grants as soon as their college confirms that they are registered and attending, and “for those receiving a maintenance grant” when the students themselves submit their bank details through their online SUSI accounts.

In addition to the published monthly maintenance payment dates, payments are being made by SUSI on a weekly basis until Christmas to ensure that as many students as possible are paid as soon as such confirmation is received.

SUSI has received almost 101,000 applications for 2017/18, to-date (16% of which were received after the priority processing deadlines). 81,000 of these applications have already been completed – 68,000 awarded and 13,000 refused/cancelled. This is further progress on 2016/17, which in itself was an extremely successful year for SUSI.

SUSI is currently awaiting documentation from 10,000 students. Graham Doyle, Head of Communications & Customer Service with SUSI, is urging these students to return their outstanding documentation: “The processing of applications for 2017/18 is going extremely well as can be seen from the statistics released today. I would however urge those students who have still to submit their requested documentation to do so as soon as possible so that the assessment of their applications can be completed. I would also remind those students who have yet to submit their bank details to do so to ensure that they can be paid”.  

Closing date

The closing date for the receipt of applications for the 2017/18 academic year is Thursday, 2nd November, 2017.

Mr. Doyle has the following advice for students: “Students who still wish to apply for student grant funding for 2017/18 need to apply quickly as the closing date for applications is Thursday, November 2nd. There are also some students who have begun the online application process but have yet to complete it and similarly they need to complete their applications before the closing date”.

Find out more about Student Grants and Finance here.

The CareersPortal Team