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


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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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Sport and Exercise Sciences

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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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The Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Sciences is a four-year programme which includes an eight-month period of work experience (Cooperative Education) in relevant work placements during the third year.

Throughout the programme, you will study the science behind safe participation and effective performance in physical activity and sport.

Laboratory experience is an integral part of each of these core areas of study where you will test concepts and theories and acquire laboratory and research skills. In the rst two years, you will study and experience selected sports and modes of exercise and training.

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LM089 - Sport and Exercise Sciences
University of Limerick

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LM089 - Sport and Exercise Sciences
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Careers open to you with a degree in SES include;

  • Sports Scientist
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Sports Coach/Instructor
  • Sport Psychologist
  • Health Promotion Offcer

The following are some of the areas that graduates have gone to:

  • Sport science advisors, performance
  • Analysts,strength & conditioning coaches,
  • Fitness coordinators,sport development of cers and sport administrators with organisations like the Sports Council, IRFU, GAA, FAI, Swim Ireland and Basketball Ireland
  • Health Promotion and Research Of cers with the Health Service Sports media/journalism including print and television
  • Consultants in sport performance, health and tness, nutrition
  • Biomedical science,biomedical engineering, ergonomics, medical physics
  • Lecturing and researching in the areas of sport, exercise science, health science and other related fields
  • Research and marketing with sport and exercise manufacturing industry, e.g. equipment, food, drink, clothing, footwear
  • Others are working very successfully outside sport. Employers recognise that having obtained a good degree in SES, graduates have skills and abilities that can be applied in other fields after undergoing appropriate training.

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