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Emer Thomas

Tell us about yourself

My name is Emer Thomas, I’m currently studying my Professional Masters in Education at Dublin City University. I amd aiming to become a science teacher specialising in Biology and Chemistry. I’m interested in bringing more scientific communication into the classroom to try and encourage students to see how science is useful to them and there’s more to it than what happens in the classroom. I hope to learn some new skills by taking part in the program that I can bring into practice in the classroom.

I applied to the STInt Programme because...

I think this looks like an amazing and unique opportunity for teachers to gain a better understanding of where STEM will most often lead their students to work. I think it’s important for teachers to get both practical lab skills and also skills in working as a team. They are very transferable skills which can help us to be better more understanding teachers. I think this period at the beginning of my teaching career is the perfect time to learn about some different industries and educate my students about different opportunities they will have after secondary school.

Medtronic has been present in Ireland since 1999, having acquired a cardiovascular business established there since 1982. Medtronic’s Galway site is a Centre of Excellence for the development and manufacture of a number of the Medtronic’s key medical technologies for the treatment and management of cardiovascular and cardiac rhythm diseases. Today over 4000 people are employed in Ireland with most of the company’s employees working at the facility in Parkmore Galway, including over 100 dedicated to research and development.

Imagine playing a role in changing what it means to live with chronic disease. At Medtronic, you can. We’re creating technologies that treat chronic disease in new ways so people can live better and longer. We didn’t become a global leader by sitting on the sidelines. We’re actively involved in shaping the industry and transforming technologies, so physicians have what they need to help their patients move forward with life. Our vision requires bold leaders. If you want a career that is challenging, energizing and rewarding, we hope you’ll consider joining us as we push the boundaries of medical technology.

As the world’s largest medical technology company, we offer opportunities in numerous geographies, technologies, therapies and functional areas.

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