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Engineer - Process

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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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Horsemanship (Equitation or Stud Management)

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Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College

Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M3371
QQI Award Code 5M3371 Horsemanship
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one-year course aims to provide students with: - Knowledge and skills relating to the sport horse industry - Qualification for employment opportunities in the industry including stud farms, training yards and equestrian centres - Progression and articulation options to higher level courses

What will you Study?

The course consists of 30 weeks course work at Kildalton College. During this time students develop knowledge and skills in areas such as:

- Stable and Yard Routine
- Equine Work Practice
- Sport Horse Riding
- Young Horse Schooling

Students spend a considerable amount of time developing their handling skills. Students intending to concentrate solely on a career in Stud Management are given an additional opportunity to focus on Horse Breeding and Management modules. This course does not meet the training requirements for Stamp Duty Exemption.
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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5M3371

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Agricultural Adviser   Dairy Industry Research Scientist  
Farm Manager   Farmer - Dry Stock  
Farmer - Dairy   Taxidermist  
Jockey   Veterinary Practitioner / Surgeon  
Veterinary Nurse   Farrier  
Zoo Keeper   Riding / Equestrian Instructor  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Animals & Veterinary Science
Leisure, Sport & Fitness
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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