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Richard Storey

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McDonald's

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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!!

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FINALISTS announced for National Career Skills 2017

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FINALISTS announced for National Career Skills 2017


Thursday, April 13, 2017 




FINALISTS announced for National Career Skills 2017

NATIONAL CAREER SKILLS 2017

Competition FINALISTS announced! 

WHO will take the top prizes home? 

Now in its 9th Year, the CareersPortal.ie National Career Skills Competition has once again attracted hundreds of entries from schools all around the country.

Final adjudication is NOW taking place. WATCH THIS SPACE and our social media feeds for updates. Details of all prize winners will be posted on or before Monday 24th April 2017.

The National Career Skills Awards Ceremony 2017 will take place on Tuesday 10th May in the Clock Tower at the Department of Education & Skills, Marlborough Street, Dublin, 1.

The winning students, their parents, programme co-ordinators and school principals are invited to attend the prize giving ceremony.  We will be in direct content with each school regarding arrangements. View the 2015 and 2016 Winners here!

55 entries have made it to the 2017 shortlist from which the main Prize Winners will be selected over the coming days.

Congratulations on making it this far goes to:

Abigail O'Neill - LCE Sacred Heart, Sunnyside, Drogheda

Alannah Cunningham - TY St Dominics College, Cabra, Dublin

Alison O’Keeffe - FET Ormonde College of Further Education, Kilkenny

Andrea Horgan - TY Our Lady's Secondary School, Castleblayney

Brenna O'Keeffe - TY Colaiste Muire, College Road Ennis, Co. Clare

Caoimhe Tourish -TY Our Lady's Secondary School, Castleblayney

Cathal Kelly - LCVP Colaiste Mhuire Askeaton, Co Limerick

Chandelle Stratton - TY Sacred Heart, Sunnyside, Drogheda

Cherish Davey -FET Moate Buisness College, Westmeath

Cian Ó Nualláin -Gaeilge Coláiste Naomh Mel, Longfort

Ciara O'Brien - TY Colaiste Muire, College Road Ennis, Co. Clare

Claire McGill -TY Presentation College Tuam, Co. Galway

Clíodhna Ní Niaidh - Gaeilge Coláiste nabPiarsach, Ros Muc, Co. Na Gaillimhe

Clodagh Walsh - FET Ormonde College of Further Education

David Kennedy - Gaeilge Gaelchóláiste Luimnigh, Limerick

Éabha Ní Fhlaithearta - Gaeilge Coláiste Einde, Galway

Ellen Ní Shiomóin - Gaeilge Pobailscoil Charn Domhnaigh, Dun Na nGall

Ellen Reville - FET Ormonde College of Further Education

Ellen Smith - TY Colaiste Muire, College Road Ennis, Co. Clare

Emma Hallissey - FET Kerry College of Further Education, Kerry

Emma McMahon - TY Our Lady's Secondary School, Castleblayney

Ethan O'Gorman - TY Our Lady's Secondary School, Castleblayney

Fionn Jordan - LCE Meanscoil Gharman, Brownswood, Wexford

Grace Ruddin - TY Our Lady's Secondary School, Castleblayney

Gregory Tobin - FET Waterford National Learning Network

Hazel Ní Bhroin -Gaeilge Coláiste an Eachréidh, Baile Átha an Rí, Co. Na Gaillimhe

Joseph Munnelly - FET YouthReach Arklow, Co. Wicklow

Josh McGiff - Gaeilge Gaelchóláiste Luimnigh, Limerick

Katie Hanna - TY St Dominics College, Cabra, Dublin

Kiara Ní Dhúgáin - Gaeilge Coláiste Cholmcille, Indreabhán, Galway

Laura Copse - LCVP Colaiste Mhuire Askeaton, Co Limerick

Laura Gray - TY Sacred Heart, Sunnyside, Drogheda

Laura Tyrell - FET Ormonde College of Further Education, Kilkenny

Lauren McKenna - TY St. Louis Secondary School, Monaghan Town

Lorcan Tuohy Donnelly - TY Borrisokane Community College, Co. Tipperary

Maeve Fahy - Gaeilge Gaelchóláiste Luimnigh, Limerick

Mary O'Donnell - TY Loreto Secondary School Fermoy, Co. Cork

Mihau Mesteru - TY Coláiste na Mí, Navan, Co Meath

Nathan Power - TY Our Lady's Secondary School, Castleblayney

Niamh Kelly - TY Colaiste Muire, College Road Ennis, Co. Clare

Niamh Daly - TY Sacred Heart, Sunnyside, Drogheda

Niamh Hand - TY Our Lady's Secondary School, Castleblayney

Niamh Nic Ghiolla Bhride - LCE Meanscoil Gharman, Brownswood, Wexford

Olive Moran - LCA Eureka Secondary Scools, Kells, Co. Meath

Orlaith Ní She - Gaeilge Coláiste Cholmcille, Indreabhán, Galway

Rhiannon Mulcaire - TY St Pauls Secondary School, Oughterard, Galway

Rita Ryan - FET Tallaght Adult Education Centre, Dublin

Robin Bolger - TY Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School, Wexford

Robyn Maxwell - TY Colaiste Muire, College Road Ennis, Co. Clare

Sarah Kelly - FET Ormonde College of Further Education, Kilkenny

Shane Scully - FET Kylemore Community Training Centre, Dublin

Shauna Clinton - TY Sacred Heart, Sunnyside, Drogheda

Talor Aiyegbeni - LCE Sacred Heart, Sunnyside, Drogheda

Veronika Sislova - FET Cabra College of Further Education, Dublin

Note: The list above is in alphbetical order only and is not an indicator of place at this time.

WHO will take the top prizes home? 

And in addition, the school of the winning student from each category will receive a cash prize of €1,000 for the relevant school programme.

About the National career Skills Competition

Entries to the annual National Career Skills Competition are invited across Leaving Certificate, including (LCE) /Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP) and Leaving Cert Applied (LCA); Transition Year (TY), with a special prize for the Irish Language Category. A pilot Further Education & Training (FET) category is also included this year. More.

Best of Luck!

The CareersPortal Team