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 Richard Storey from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:

Richard Storey

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Richard Storey

The initial couple of days can be tough as you are in training and it can make people rethink about working here, but I would have to say persevere, as there are rewards at the end of the tunnel.

McDonald's put their people first and never leave them doing the same job all the time. To work in McDonald's you requires patience, a good personality with a willingness to learn something new everyday.

Showing an interest in other peoples interests would help as you have to work as a team so interpersonal skills are ESSENTIAL!!


Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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100 new jobs for Dublin with KBRA

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100 new jobs for Dublin with KBRA

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 

100 new jobs for Dublin with KBRA

US company Kroll Bond has today confirmed plans to establish a European headquarters in Dublin. The ratings agency is expected to employ around 100 people in what will be its first office outside of the US.

The new jobs will come on stream within the next three years. Established in 2010, Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) employs around 275 people in the US. 

Company chief executive Jim Nadler said the company were "grateful" for Dublin's welcoming reception. "We look forward to our growth within Dublin and across Europe", he added.

The chief executive of IDA Ireland said he was "delighted" that KBRA have chosen Ireland over several other European destinations.

"This is another Brexit win for Ireland and indicates that financial institutions that may have previously chosen London now view Dublin as a viable post Brexit solution," Martin Shanahan said.

"With the European economy growing faster than the American economy, now is the time to be optimistic about Europe and Ireland remains unwavering in its commitment," the IDA chief added.

Details of current vacancies and career opportunities with KBRA are available here.

The CareersPortal Team