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 Lorraine O'Leary from Lidl to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Lorraine O'Leary

IT Support

Lidl

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  Lorraine O'Leary

In order to survive in this job you need to be flexible and patient. Technology is unpredictable and sometimes you need to make sacrifices on your personal time to get the job done well.

I think you need to love IT to work in IT as sometimes things need to be checked two or three times before they are implemented. Someone who can think logically would suit IT. You need to be able to take a step back and identify the common denominator before you can get to the root cause of the problem.

I would recommend doing a short course in IT before totally committing to a 4 /5 year degree. I know many people who started in my course in college but dropped out after a year or two as they decided IT was not for them. Many people think the role of IT is to sit in front of a PC all day but this is far from the turth.

There are many different roles within the IT Sector for example software developer, application developer, programmer.... Personally I like support because I can quantify my work for the day by the amount of issues I get resolved.

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DN200 BBB
Science - (Biological, Biomedical & Biomolecular 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).

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4 Years
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This course deals with topics including the structural biology of proteins and enzymes, biotechnology, bioinformatics, proteomics, structure-based drug design, the molecular basis of disease and genetic information processing.


 
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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.


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5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:
C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C20175 Mathematics or min HD3/OB3 LCE Maths

and 2 of the following 11 modules:
C20006 or 5N2746
C20011 or 5N2747
C20012
C20013
C20016 or 5N1606
C20018 or 5N1774
C20033 or 5N2751
C20040 or 5N1638
C20048 or 5N1460
5N0750
5N0751


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This course provides knowledge useful in medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, environmental science, and manufacturing.



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