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Patrick Quinn

Trainee Retail Manager

Lidl

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  Patrick Quinn
You need to be interested in retail; you need to be up to date on the on going competition between Lidl and other retailers such as Tesco’s, Dunnes Stores and Aldi. If you are competitive you will be excited by ongoing tactics to increase footfall and drive sales. You need to be a team player and communicate well with colleagues. I think punctuality is very important as it will earn you respect and people will trust you to be on time.
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DT399
Economics and Finance

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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440

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440

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Course focuses on how people operate as consumers, workers, The course will examines industry, commerce and government at the level of the individual and the market (micro-economics) and the national economy (macro-economics).

Economics also focuses on important contemporary issues such as the globalisation of world markets, international monetary systems, privatisation of industry and the management of the economy.


 
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The following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of courses that provide that award.


Essential Module Requirements:

Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5 qualification which must include:
B20029or5N2066orC20139or5N1833or LCE Maths at OC3, AND
B20001or5N1348orB20151or5N1350


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Typical graduates go on to work in such areas as investment banking, financial services, money markets, commercial banking, journalism, economic analysis, policy analysis, public/private sector economic research units or continue in academia to research further topics of interest to them.

Given the continuing central importance of the Financial Services Sector to the Irish Economy, there is clear demand for high quality graduates with numeracy, analytic and practical skills in Economics and Finance.



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