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 Marie Kinsella-White from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:

Marie Kinsella-White

Operations Consultant


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Marie Kinsella-White
The job that I do is highly specialised and the skills that I am required to have to do my job can only be acquired in our restaurant. However, by taking a job in McDonald's you are opening a career path to use those skills anywhere - the skills you acquire are very transferable. It doesn’t matter where you start, the opportunities are there.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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This programme structure is designed so that students will gain skillsets in the installation, audit & analysis, and design of energy systems. Students gain the core knowledge and skills of an Energy Engineer, while still maintaining the fundamental skillsets of a Mechanical Engineer.



This is a three year full-time Level 7 ordinary degree programme.

The programme focuses on five key areas; Electrical Power, Electrical Services, Electrical Automation, Energy Systems, Business and Project Management skills

Direct entry to Year 2 is available to suitably qualified applicants such as electricians who apply directly to the Admissions Office, GMIT.

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