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Engineer - Process

Intel

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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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Dunboyne College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M2105
QQI Award Code 5M2105 Retail Practice
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one year business course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in administration and reception. Opportunities arise in a wide variety of different office environments including legal, medical, and civil service, commercial and educational. Modules such as text production, reception, information and administration etc. provide graduates with essential skills required by busy office environments. This course also provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue degree programmes in institutes of technology and universities or to obtain a place on Level 6 business programmes

What will you Study?

What is Office Administration?
This one year business course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in administration and reception. Opportunities arise in a wide variety of different office environments including legal, medical, and civil service, commercial and educational. Modules such as text production, reception, information and administration etc. provide graduates with essential skills required by busy office environments.

This course also provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue degree programmes in institutes of technology and universities or to obtain a place on Level 6 business programmes.

Career Opportunities
This course enables graduates to take up employment in any business sector, including legal, medical, commercial, financial and educational offices. Graduates may also progress to QQI Level 6 or advance to Degree programmes in DIT, NUIG and Maynooth University as well as a whole range of courses in IT. Colleges around the country.

Information and Administration 5N1389
Communications 5N0690
Reception and Frontline Office Skills 5N1407
Work Experience 5N1356
Text Production 5N1422
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Database Methods 5N0783
Word Processing 5N1358
The Internet 5N1611
Information and Communication Skills
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.

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