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 Breda Wright from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Breda Wright

Customer Care Manager

McDonald's

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  Breda Wright
It is a great place to work, there are so many opportunities to go further in the business.
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  Hint: ESB
Well I haven’t done any other training as of yet outside the ESB. But, as an NT there is on-going training within the ESB. ESB have their own training centre in Portlaoise with great instructors in every category, cables, lines, stations, safe driving, etc. So as you progress along your job, you are sent here to do the relevant courses, and you build up your portfolio from this.
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