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 Lisa Berry from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:

Lisa Berry

Restaurant Manager

McDonald's

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Lisa Berry

My advice would be it is definitely a job where if you work hard and maintain your ambition you can have a satisfying career.

I think the biggest misconception is that McDonald's is only a job and stop gap to something else.

You will need patience, drive and commitment and be able to adapt to change. The skills you will learn with this job will be lifelong skills.

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GC340
Computing

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

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2 Years
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On this course, you’ll cover the full range of software development topics. You will have an opportunity to use what you learn by developing software systems by yourself and as part of a team.

 

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GC340 - Computing
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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When you graduate with this Level 6 qualification, you’ll be ready to succeed as part of a business software development team or in the management of IT departments.

You will be able to select and apply the appropriate techniques to specific development projects and identify a wide range of techniques for software development.

 



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