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Transition Year Work Experience Programme

HighTechElec TY Programme

      – Transition Year Work Experience

Application Forms for the 2018 CEIA-Tyndall HighTechElec TY programme are available to download here.


Please note that places will be allocated after the closing date to return the forms – 1st December 2017

The dates of the programme for 2018 are:

Week 1: 5-9 February 2018

Week 2: 12-16 March 2018

Click here for photos of the 2017 HighTechElec TY Programme – February

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Click here for photos of the 2017 HighTechElec TY Programme – March

CEIA.ie (Cork’s Technology Network) represents Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) companies in the Cork region. The demand for highly skilled Electronic Engineering graduates is growing steadily both from the major multinational electronics corporations located here and the indigenous Irish electronics industry. Ireland hosts some of the best electronics companies in the world and in order for these companies to grow and expand we need to ensure a supply of highly skilled, capable and innovative graduates.

Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork is one of Europe’s leading centres for ICT research and development. Tyndall has over 450 researchers, engineers, scientists, students and support staff focused on ICT research in a state-of the-art national research facility. Tyndall’s research is guided by finding solutions for the needs of society in Communications, Energy, Environment and Health through the development of new technology in the fields of Photonics, Micro/Nanoelectronics and Microsystems.

The HighTechElec TY work experience programme is a collaboration between CEIA, Tyndall, UCC, CIT and CEIA member companies, developed to give TY students an insight into the high tech careers open to them in industry and academia. Participating students will undertake a week of physics, electronics and technology based workshops, lectures, career talks, and industry placement, culminating in an innovation competition – the TechnoDen. Through meeting and working with scientists and engineers, students will get firsthand experience of the choice of careers available to them. This unique structured one-week programme will provide a positive experience for pupils genuinely interested in taking up a science or engineering career.

CEIA member companies who participated in the 2017 HighTechElec TY week, providing industry placements for TY students were: Flex, Dell/EMC, Boston Scientific, Horner APG, Cork Internet eXchange, Moog, S3 Group, Sanmina, Firecomms, Johnson Controls/Tyco, and Pilz Automation.

2017 TechnoDen Winners – Week 1: Shane Trant, St. Brendans College Killarney, Grace Roche, Presentation Secondary School Mitchelstown, Joel Abraham, Colaiste an Spioraid Naoimh, Cork2017-03-24 16.06.25 (800x593)





2017 TechnoDen Winners – Week 2: Conor Galvin, Presentation Brothers College Cork, Michael O’Grady, Christian Brothers College Cork, David Orr, Carrigaline Community School, pictured with Alida Zauers, Tyndall National Institute.



Previous years…

Click here for photos of the 2016 HighTechElec TY programme

Click here for photos of the 2015 HighTechElec TY programme

Click here for photos of the 2014 HighTechElec TY programme

Click here for photos of the 2013 HighTechElec TY programme