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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Beauty & Holistic Therapies

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Drogheda Institute of Further Education

Drogheda Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The wide range of modules delivered in this two-year course is designed to provide a comprehensive education and training for students wishing to pursue careers in beauty and holistic therapies. The world's foremost international beauty qualifications are offered thus making graduates highly employable both in Ireland and abroad.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
Skin and Eye care
Skin Treatments
Make-up Depilation
Anatomy and Physiology
Customer Service
Word Processing
Professional Conduct
Business Awareness
Occupational First Aid

Year 2:
Body Therapy
Reflexology
Aromatherapy
Indian Head Massage
Epilation
Anatomy and Physiology
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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