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

Shift Manager

McDonald's

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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!!

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WD137
Design - Visual Communications

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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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Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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271

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271

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Visual Communication is often referred to as graphic design and it embraces symbols, type and images that appear in the commercial public domain. Graphic designers work across a wide variety of print and screen disciplines and the end result is normally a creative output in 2D format.

The area has expanded rapidly with the arrival of new technology and this has expanded the problem solving design principles of traditional design practise. The course reflects academic and creative input, which is required for the dynamic nature of commercial graphic design.

The degree has been designed to be innovative, consisting of studio practice, design history, marketing, legal and visual culture. The practice-based elements of the course include graphic design/typography in print and design, illustration, together with printmaking, digital media and photography

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Graduates of the BA (Hons) in Design (Visual Communications) find work in the following areas: Advertising Agencies Design Consultancies Digital Media Television Screen & Web Design Public Relations Marketing Illustration Printing & Digital Output Publishing & Editorial Design Photo & Image Libraries



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