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Richard Storey

Shift Manager

McDonald's

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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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Office Administration with Legal & Medical Studies

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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1997 A5
QQI Award Code 5M1997 Office Administration
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The Level 5 course will equip the learner with a high standard of administrative, business, legal, medical and IT skills.

What will you Study?

This course is designed to provide learners with a high level of proficiency in administrative, business and IT skills. It is suitable for those learners who wish to pursue a career as a receptionist or office administrator at home or abroad. It is geared for those at entry level or those who wish to upskill and/or change career. Learners will gain the knowledge to co-ordinate an organisations administrative activity efficiently and to store, retrieve and integrate information. 

Information and Administration 5N1389
Word Processing 5N1358
Text Production 5N1422
Payroll Manual and Computerised 5N1546
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
Audio Transcription 5N1549
Legal Practice and Procedures 5N1394
Medical Terminology 5N2428
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
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BBSSX 5M1997

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