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Electronic Engineer

Intel

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Deborah Caffrey
For my particular job role, as a yield analysis engineer, good organization and communication skills are quite important. Along with having the technical knowledge, being able to properly communicate your ideas/findings is very important. A lot of my day is spent dealing with other people in the factory and it is very important to be able to communicate efficiently with them.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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LC253
Construction

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.

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This programme provides the student with an understanding of the construction of buildings including methods of construction, types of building materials, services in buildings (e.g heating, air conditioning, etc.), production of construction drawings, surveying & setting out, building safety and law, etc.

This programme also addresses the economics of construction, sustainable construction technologies and sustainable building services, which provides the student with an understanding of how to construct buildings in a sustainable manner in the construction industry of the future.

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LC253 - Construction
Limerick IT

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LC253 - Construction
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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