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 Tracey Roche from Analog Devices to give some advice for people considering this job:

Tracey Roche

Design Engineer

Analog Devices

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Tracey Roche

3 main things:

1. Be organised.

2. Try to keep a positive attitude.

3. Persevere. Working in a Design Evaluation role or indeed any electronic engineering role, requires problem-solving skills and half the battle with this is having a positive attitude. If you have a negative/pessimistic attitude, the battle to find a solution is lost before you even start. In debugging an issue, start with the basics and work from there. Like peeling an onion, gradually peel off the outter layers to reveal the inner core of the onion...as you work, you get more clues and develop a better understanding of the product/issue you are working on.

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Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Roscrea Community College

Roscrea Community College
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5010
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is aimed at people who are interested in a career in the construction industry, with an emphasis on renewable energy and technology. It is specially designed to provide the learner with the skills associated with environmentally sustainable building and construction technology. The course will give learners the opportunity to develop practical skills in the area of building construction and wood fabrication.

What will you Study?

Safety & Health at Work (5N1794)
Communications (5N0690)
Building Construction (5N1570)
Wood Fabrication (5N1999)
Word Processing (5N1358)











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Welder   Road / Paving / Asphalt Workers  
Steeplejack   Industrial Insulator  
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Fitter - Plant Machinery   Electrician  
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Plumber   Plasterer  
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Electronic Security Systems Technician   Geological Technician  
Cartographic Draughtsperson   Environmental Engineer  
Environmental Officer    

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.
Building, Construction & Property
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