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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Skipper - Full (Donegal)

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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

What will you Study?

Skipper Full Certificate Course Subjects:

  • Navigation I
  • Navigation II (Electronic Navigation & Computers)
  • Ship Construction and Stability
  • Meteorology and Oceanography
  • Collision Regulations and Safety Orals
  • Business and Law

Duration: 14 weeks full time study

Award: Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Deck Officer (Fishing Vessel) Certificate of Competency

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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Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture
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