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 Marie Kinsella-White from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:


Marie Kinsella-White

Operations Consultant


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  Marie Kinsella-White
The job that I do is highly specialised and the skills that I am required to have to do my job can only be acquired in our restaurant. However, by taking a job in McDonald's you are opening a career path to use those skills anywhere - the skills you acquire are very transferable. It doesn’t matter where you start, the opportunities are there.

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Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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Blackrock Further Education Institute

Blackrock Further Education Institute


Pre-Paramedic Fire & Ambulance Service

Code:  5M4468
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Want to work in the Fire or Ambulance Service? Then this 1 year course will give you the skills and know how to enter this sector. Participants have the opportunity to gain both theory and practical (hands on) experience during this course.

Subjects include: Emergency Department Care Skills and Occupational Fist Aid, Exercise and Fitness, see for full details. This course is certified by QQI with optional training certified by external training agencies. 

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Progression Routes

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