Once upon a time, Intel made half of the Pentium processors in the world. Now, the chip giant makes half of the world’s supply of 14-nanometre processors. What is it like working at a company so instrumentally involved in our connected future?

Intel began operations at its plant in Leixlip, Co Kildare, in 1989. Now, more than 4,500 people work at the campus, designing and manufacturing many of the chips driving the connected world.

The Leixlip campus is home to research teams, designers and engineers, with a team that is playing a major part in the growth of the internet of things and other emerging technologies.

That’s all well and good on paper, but a job is about more than what you do – it’s about where you do it.

We spoke to Intel’s internal communications specialist Aisling Flaherty, process engineer Bernadette Doherty and manufacturing technician Stephen Donohoe, and asked them what it’s like to work at the Leixlip plant.

Intel is currently hiring for a number of open positions.

Words by Kirsty Tobin