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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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Pearse College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M2102
QQI Award Code 5M2102 Business Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The Retail Management & Business Studies course aims to provide students with the skills to work in a junior management position in a retail organisation.

What will you Study?

The Retail Management & Business Studies course aims to provide students with the skills to work in a junior management position in a retail organisation. The course provides students with an understanding and awareness of the activities, departments and functions within the retail sector.  Students learn selling and customer service skills.  They also learn about the importance of digital marketing within the sector.

Retail Selling 5N1619
Applied Economics 5N1350
Marketing Practice 5N1400
Accounting - Manual and Computerised
Business Law 5N2091
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Digital Marketing 5N1364
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BBSXX 5M2102

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Property Manager   Managing Director  
HR Director - Human Resources   Human Resources / Personnel Manager  
Computer / Software Sales Assistant   Technical Sales Representative  
IT Salesperson   Computer Systems Sales Manager  
Pensions Administrator   Corporate Sales Manager  
Customer Service Agent - Insurance   Shipping Clerk  
Export Manager   Customer Services Manager  
Pharmacy Assistant   Visual Merchandiser / Window Dresser  
Call Centre Operator   Sales / Telesales Worker - Online  
Purchasing Manager - Manufacturing   Wholesaler   
Retail Sales Manager   Retail Store Demonstrator  
Area Sales Manager   Bookmaker  
Call Centre Manager   Customer Support / Telesales Agent  
Betting Shop Manager   Client Relations Manager  
Retail Merchandiser   Medical Sales Representative   
International Sales Representative   Estate Agent  
Dispensing Optician   Department Manager  
Customer Service Representative   Car Salesperson  
Procurement Officer / Buyer   Bar Manager / Publican  
Auctioneer   Purchasing Manager - Retail  
Retail Manager   Sales Representative  
Store Manager    Fundraiser  
Franchisee   Business Development Executive  
Consumer Scientist   Warehouse Manager   
Logistics / Supply Chain Manager   Train Station Assistant  
Antique Dealer    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Sales, Retail & Purchasing
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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