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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CW126
Science - Applied Biology or Applied Chemistry

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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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Applied biology involves the growing of organisms to obtain new substances, many of which are useful as food, fuel and medicines.

Applied chemistry involves using chemical substances and reactions to solve practical problems.

After an initial foundation year, students specialise in either applied biology or applied chemistry. There is an emphasis on practical skills, with the course being equally divided between lab work and lectures.

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Employment as assistant in research and development and/or work at management/supervisory level in such areas as the chemical and medical devices sector, pharmaceutical cosmetics, food and agrochemicals and in contract testing, companies involved with food and drink, dyestuffs, technicians for lab and process work.



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