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Do your homework, ask about it - there is lots of infomation out there.  You need to be person centred, social, not afraid to mix and to have an understanding of disability or at least be prepared to learn about it. 

People with an Intellectual Disability  ARE NOT SICK , but they can get sick like everyone else and sometimes I feel people outside don't fully understand this. They don't just need Gods help. They need the help of qualified people that want to understand them so that their needs are met and they have chance to enjoy their life as much as is possible.


Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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At Intel, you can experience a world of opportunities.

Opportunities to explore a wide-range of careers, to develop industry-leading innovations, and to work with the latest technologies and brilliant minds across the globe!

At Intel, you can experience a world of opportunities.

Opportunities to explore a wide-range of careers, to develop industry-leading innovations, and to work with the latest technologies and brilliant minds across the globe!

Our Opportunities... header image
How We Recruit...
What are the main entry requirements and recruitment procedures?.

The minimum entry criteria for graduate positions is a 2.1 honors degree gained in the last 18 months.

For experienced candidates, requirements are determined by the position. 

 Recruitment process:

  1. Telephone screening
  2. Face to face interview


Where to go for current vacancies?

Depending on the role, Intel accept applications from candidates who are working towards or have completed a level 6 to 10 NFQ qualification, if you are interested in a role, please see the job description on our website HERE for exact qualification requirements.

We advertise all positions on our website.

We also attend college careers fairs in association with the College Careers services, with whom we work very closely to advertise our graduate positions.


Working With Us...
What are the main occupation types employed?

At Intel Ireland we have Intern, Graduate and Experienced opportunities for candidates with or working towards a level 6 to level 10 qualification on the National Framework of Qualification (NFQ).  

  • Manufacturing Technicians (Level 6/7)
  • Process Engineers
  • Product Development Engineers
  • Test Engineers
  • Software Engineers
  • System Administrators
  • Silicon Design & Development Engineers
  • Embedded Software Design Engineers

On an ad hoc basis we have opportunities in HR, Finance, Logistics, Supply Chain, Materials, Environmental Health & Safety and Corporate Services areas.

At our Shannon Site we hire graduates and experienced candidates in the following roles:

  • Network Software Engineer
  • Software Engineers, Embedded, Linux.
  • Digital Design Engineer
  • Digital Verification Engineer
  • Applications Engineer
  • Program Manager

The following and related discipline areas are also of interest to Intel:

  • Physics
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering

To Apply On-Line: For all the latest job opportunities, visit, or email your CV to citing job reference.


What types of work contract are offered?

At Intel Ireland we provide:

  •  Permanent, full and part time positions
  •  College Internships
  •  Contract positions


What are the key attractions?

At Intel, you can experience a world of opportunities—opportunities to explore a wide range of careers, to develop industry-leading innovations, and to work with the latest technologies and brilliant minds across the globe!

Intel’s employees are our most important investment for success, and our comprehensive pay, stock, and benefits programs reflect that.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Pension
  • Employee Bonuses
  • Healthcare with leading market suppliers
  • Continuous Training & Development
  • Gym Facility
  • Relaxation Areas
  • Subsidised canteen with free beverages, soda, popcorn and fruit
  • Sports and Social Club



What locations do you operate from?

Intel has approx. 90,000 employees located in over 55 countries around the world. Intel operate from 4 site locations in Ireland:

  • Leixlip, Co. Kildare
  • Shannon, Co. Clare
  • City Gate, Cork 
  • Belfast, Co. Antrim  

For more information on the operations from each site, please see the 'About Us' tab above. 


What are the current employment trends?

There continues to be a skills shortage in the ICT sector at both graduate and experienced levels.

People with strong technical qualifications/experience are currently in demand and this trend is set to continue.

We also need more candidates at PHD level for our chemical process engineering roles.

For all the latest job opportunities, click here.


Describe any particular characteristics of your workforce?

We have approx. 5,000 employees based on our campuses in Ireland. 



Who We Recruit...
Career opportunities for school leavers.



Career opportunities for college graduates.

At Intel Ireland, we are interested in helping you find work that is just right for your skills and aspirations. If you’re looking to make an impact, Intel is the perfect place!

To Apply On-Line: For all the latest job opportunities, visit, or email your CV to citing the job reference.


Career opportunities for experienced talent.

Check out our website for more information on the experienced roles we have available here.


Career opportunities for adults wishing to return to work.

All job vacancies can be explored on our website here.


Opportunities for those wishing to gain work experience.

We provide internships and work placement opportunities in all three Intel sites in Ireland, they range from 6 to 12 months and are advertised on our website;

Intel’s success in Ireland has been built on the quality of highly skilled and educated people available in the country. Through the ‘Women in Technology’ scholarship program, Intel hopes to increase awareness and encourage a new generation of high-achieving women to take up the challenge of a career in science and technology.

Intel works closely with local schools and colleges to help ensure that our educational system continues to produce the exceptional quality of graduates that has helped to make Intel in Ireland so successful.

The scholarship program is supported by Intel in Leixlip, Shannon, and Cork and successful scholars are linked to an Intel campus based on their course selection and geographical location. 

Scholarships are open to female school leavers entering specified undergraduate honors degree courses in science, technology, and engineering (full selection criteria is included below) and up to €3000 for each student per annum.



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At Intel, we thrive on inspiration. That’s why we put brilliant minds together and give them the tools to succeed. If you’re looking to make an impact, Intel is the perfect place. 

At Intel, you will be part of a culture that thrives on innovation and celebrates performance. If you want to keep learning, you will appreciate our continuing education and research opportunities. And if global career options and flexibility are what you are looking for, you will enjoy the Intel approach to Career Paths. One that helps you build on your engineering passions.

Intel Leixlip

The Leixlip campus is the largest of Intel’s three sites located in Ireland. The site is home to the Fab 24 semi-conductor wafer fabrication facilities, Silicon Nanoelectronics Research, Product Development and the Innovation Open Lab.

The Fab24 facility is one of Intel’s most technologically advanced high-volume manufacturing plants in the world. These facilities produce leading edge silicon products that power platforms and technology advancements which are essential to the way we learn, live and work today.

An innovative competence in manufacturing research is represented by the Product / Software Design Engineering Team which design leading edge test solutions for Intel semiconductor circuits such as microprocessors, chipsets, consumer and embedded electronics devices. The new Galileo board and the Intel® Quark SoC X1000 by which it is powered were both designed in Ireland at the Intel campus in Leixlip.

Additionally, there is a team of employees involved in Silicon Nanoelectronics Research. The team collaborates extensively with research institutes such as the CRANN Nanoscience Research Centre in Trinity College Dublin and the Tyndall National Research Institute in Cork.

The Leixlip Campus is also home to other Intel businesses including the innovation Open Lab – Ireland (IOL). The IOL is part of Intel Labs Europe (ILE) which has the goal of expanding the scope of Intel’s European R&D activities.

Intel Shannon

Intel Shannon was formed in 2000 and provides a single integrated point of focus for Intel activity in embedded market segments in EMEA. The Software engineering team in Shannon, a part of Intel’s ECG (Embedded Computing Group), is tasked with delivering innovative embedded computing and communications solutions, on Intel platforms.

The Shannon silicon engineering team encompasses a wide spectrum of functional areas including – architecture, virtual platforms, circuit and logic design, verification, physical design and post silicon validation.

This engineering team has a long record of producing “first time right” IA Systems-on-Chip (SoC), Chipset products for embedded and communications markets. The design team leverages Intel’s cutting edge manufacturing technologies to develop silicon tuned for performance and/or low-power applications.

Intel Cork

Following the acquisition by Intel of global security software company McAfee in 2011 some 350 people based in Cork became part of Intel operations in Ireland and today form part of the Intel Security Group.  

The Intel Security Group delivers proactive and proven security solutions and services for systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world. With its visionary Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique global threat intelligence network, the group is relentlessly focused on keeping its customers safe. The group has had significant operations in Cork since 2004 when it initially employed 40 people. Its workforce has grown steadily over the years and today it employs 350 people in its state-of-the-art offices in City Gate, Cork. The company’s innovative and highly motivated professional team have strong educational backgrounds and multilingual abilities. Within the Irish operation the company’s team are employed in 15 different functional areas, represent 31 nationalities and speak 16 languages

Intel Belfast

Intel Corporation has established a Centre of Excellence in Belfast for its Network Products and Services group through its acquisition of Aepona, one of Northern Ireland’s most successful technology companies. The additional products, personnel and expertise extends Intel’s capabilities in areas instrumental to building and delivering future network and cloud services across the spectrum of computing.

The team at Intel Belfast has built a market-leading API Monetization Platform that is used by many of the world’s leading Communications Service Providers to drive innovation, create new services and monetize their significant network resources. In response to growing market demand for our solutions, we are now developing the next generation of products that will extend our globalmarket leadership.

Intel Women in Technology Scholarship

The Intel Women in Technology Scholarship is now accepting applications. Closing date for the programme is October 2nd 2017.