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

 

Lisa Berry

Restaurant Manager

McDonald's

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  Lisa Berry

My advice would be it is definitely a job where if you work hard and maintain your ambition you can have a satisfying career.

I think the biggest misconception is that McDonald's is only a job and stop gap to something else.

You will need patience, drive and commitment and be able to adapt to change. The skills you will learn with this job will be lifelong skills.

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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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CW478
Civil Engineering

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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.

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Civil engineering deals with the built environment and encompasses much of what defines modern civilization. Buildings and bridges are often the most conspicuous creations but this discipline is also responsible for roads, railways, subway systems, airports, water supply systems and waste disposal.

This four-year degree programme provides a blend of academic and practical training across all key civil engineering areas. Modules include: civil engineering technology; surveying; physics and chemistry; engineering drawing; material science; quantity surveying and estimating; soils mechanics; water engineering; highway and traffic engineering; environmental engineering and more. The programme features a strong practical element with students frequently working in our specialised materials, hydraulic and environmental laboratories and workshops.


 
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The Institute now offers a Qualifying Mathematics Examination for entry onto this honours degree for those applicants who do not achieve a HC3 in LC mathematics.


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Essential Module Requirements:
3 Distinctions to include a distinction in one of the following modules C20174, C20175, C20139 or 5N1833

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Civil engineers can be found working in industries as varied as aerospace, ship building, energy, environment and many more, wherever constructed facilities are involved. Graduates of this programme will be qualified to:

• Work independently with contractors, consultants and local authorities in the areas of design and construction;

• Identify problems in the field of civil engineering and provide viable solutions to those problems;

• Collect, analyse and interpret relevant data;

• Work in multi-disciplinary team situations;

• Understand the need for the highest ethical standards in the practice of engineering profession.



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