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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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CK405
Genetics

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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The BSc Genetics will teach you to understand how genes work in individuals and populations. On this course, particular emphasis is placed on the molecular basis of genetics, but all facets are covered throughout the degree and all graduates have a strong foundation in modern genetics. 

BSc Genetics at UCC - A Student's Perspective with Audrey Dearing
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
CASLT. 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
CASFX. 5M5267 Food Science


Essential Module Requirements:
Must have distinctions in 5 modules (excluding 5N1356 - Work Experience
6N1946 - Work Experience, W20008 - Work Experience; 5N1433 - Work Practice
6N1947 - Work Practice) in the QQI FET/FETAC qualification which must include:
5N2746 - Biology
or 5N0737 - Microbiology
or C20006 - Biology
or C20041 - Microbiology

5N1833 - Mathematics
or 5N0556 - Maths for STEM
or 6N3395 - Mathematics
or C20139 - Mathematics

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Graduates specifically competitive for positions in the biotechnology sector where genetics is one of the underlying sciences behind the industry.

The following are some of the companies that have recently recruited students from the course:

  • Abtran
  • Advertising Standards Authority
  • Anulab CUM
  • Biosciences Institute
  • Clonakilty Community Hospital
  • Education and Research Center
  • Eirx Therapeutics
  • Human Genetics Division, University of Southampton
  • Kerry Ingredients



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