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 Kelly from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

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Get some experience working with both children and the elderly and feel comfortable working with both. Throughout college you will take part in clinical placements where you will be required to work with various age groups.

Work hard in school and achieve good Leaving Cert. results in order to get the necessary points for entry into the course.

Research the career thoroughly and arrange to speak with a speech and language therapist to discuss the job further.

Think about the personal characteristics mentioned below that are important for the job and think about whether you possess these characteristics

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Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Mariya Levchuk

Mariya Levchuk
Restaurant Manager
Lisa Berry

Lisa Berry
Franchisee
Brenda O Loughlin

Brenda O Loughlin
Corporate Accountant
Gail Sterio

Gail Sterio
Shift Manager
Richard Storey

Richard Storey
Customer Care Manager
Breda Wright

Breda Wright
Restaurant Manager
Cosmin Tudor

Cosmin Tudor
Operations Consultant
Marie Kinsella-White

Marie Kinsella-White
Franchisee
Elaine Steiro

Elaine Steiro
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McDonald’s offer jobs across Ireland that set you up for life - jobs that fit around you, training and qualifications that provide quick career progression, taking people further at McDonald’s or beyond.

McDonald’s offer jobs across Ireland that set you up for life - jobs that fit around you, training and qualifications that provide quick career progression, taking people further at McDonald’s or beyond.


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"What I find best is meeting and talking with people. I also like the fact that I have a lot of fun together with the people I work with."
Customer Care Manager
Breda Wright
"I am now in my second year of a Business and French course in TCD. To help in my studies McDonald's awarded me with €1500 scholarship"
Crew Trainer
Mariya Levchuk
"It is cool to have the opportunity to further my education - I am currently completing a course through The National College of Ireland"
Restaurant Manager
Lisa Berry
"I am the planner, so I make out our budgets in advance which guides our business plans"
Franchisee
Elaine Steiro
"I am hard working, conscientious and have the ability to recognise and develop talent"
Operations Consultant
Marie Kinsella-White
"The most rewarding event in my careers so far has been the satisfaction of having my first restaurant"
Restaurant Manager
Cosmin Tudor
"McDonald's offers a range of upskilling courses and chances of promotion."
Shift Manager
Richard Storey

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McDonald's is the largest chain of quick service restaurants in the world. Our vision is –“To be a modern and progressive burger company”. We operate 89 restaurants throughout Ireland. We serve 150,000 customers per day and directly employ over 5,000 people.

“We are not in the food industry, we are in the people industry and we just happen to sell hamburgers”…Ray Kroc- McDonald’s founder.


We have wonderfully talented people working at McDonald’s- people who have a real sense of pride in their work, whether it’s their first job, working while they study or those who seek a rewarding career with McDonald’s. At McDonald’s we respect and value our people and create opportunities for everyone.

We are committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate. The Ronald McDonald House charity is a demonstration of this; this charity provides families whose children are seriously ill in hospital with accommodation. There are many more examples of how we are committed to our communities and our environment.

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We are continually investing in our restaurants and differentiating from our competitors- this is visible with the introduction of “Restaurant Experience of the Future” to several of our restaurants. This involves a transformation of our service platforms and kitchen to allow customers to customize their food orders. We have also introduced Kiosk ordering, digital menu boards and IPADS for our customers in many of our restaurants.

The development of our people and lifelong learning is at the foundation of all that we do. We believe people are our most valuable asset and by training and upskilling our people, in the areas of customer care, hospitality, leadership and teamwork, we provide them with the opportunity to develop key skills to build a career which can lead them to progress within McDonald's.

At McDonald's we provide opportunities for our crew to attain a Qualification with City and Guilds which are Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Services and Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Customer Service. Manager also have the opportunity to attain a diploma or degree with the National College of Ireland.