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 Richard Storey from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:


Richard Storey

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  Richard Storey

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!!


Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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RCSI MyHealth Transition Year programme 2017 live stream

A schedule for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's RCSI MyHealth Transition Year programme is available below. Students, parents and teachers can watch the below sesssion live from 9am on Tuesday, 10 January 2017.

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 schedule
09.00 - 09.30: Head injury
09.30 - 10.00: Heart surgery
10.15 - 10.45: Superbugs
10.45 - 11.15: Plastic surgery
11.15 - 12.00: Making babies
12.30 - 14.00: Real life tonsillectomy
14.00 - 15.30: Real life caesarian section with Q&A
15.30 - 16.00: Q&A with final year students

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 schedule
09.00 - 09.15: Pre-laparoscopic chat
09.15 - 09.45: Gastroenterology
09.45 - 10.15: Advanced trauma life support
10.30 - 11.00: Q&A with RCSI students
11.00 - 11.45: Anaesthesia and critical care
12.15 - 13.15: Paediatrics
13.30 - 14.15: Living with kidney failure (patient)
14.15 - 14.45: Orthopaedics
14.45 - 15.15: Radiology
15.15 - 16.15: Real life laparoscopic surgery

Thursday, 12 January 2017 schedule
9:15 - 09.45: Pathology
09.45 - 10.15: Psychiatry
10.30 - 11.30: Clinical skills OR My Health/3D surgery (Virtual Reality – Immerse yourself in a real operation)
11.30 - 12.30: Clinical skills OR My Health/3D surgery (Virtual Reality – Immerse yourself in a real operation)
13.00 - 13.30: Living with diabetes (patient)
13.30 - 14.15: Living with stroke (patient)
14.15 - 15.00: Living with epilepsy (patient)

Full details here.

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