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


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  Elaine Steiro

If you are considering starting in the food/ catering or hospitality sectors, you should consider whether you like working shift work and you should like working in a pressured environment .

It is a very fulfilling and rewarding sector to work in though and every day is different with new skills being added to your skillset all of the time . If you are considering moving into the management side of things, then you should be able to co ordinate tasks and people to achieve results and you should like an ever changing work environment.


Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education

Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


Science - Pre University

Code:  5M3807
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Food Technologist   Food Scientist  
Hazardous Waste Specialist   Engineer  
Production Manager - Engineering   Regulatory Affairs Specialist  
Production Manager - Manufacturing   QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Manager  
Fragrance Chemist   Engineer - Chemical  
Flavourist / Food Chemist   Industrial Chemist  
Molecular Biologist   Biomedical Scientist  
Analytical Chemist   Colour Technologist  
Haematologist   Geneticist  
Chemistry Laboratory Technician   Toxicologist  
Engineer - Biochemical   Engineer - Petroleum  
Medicinal Chemist   Geochemist  
Genetic Engineer   Chemist  
Engineer - Production & Process    Pharmacologist  
Regulatory Affairs Manager   QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Analyst  
Regulatory Affairs Officer   Biological / Microbiological Scientist  
Biochemist   Biotechnologist  
Biology Laboratory Technician   Materials Technician  
Pharmaceutical Technician   Metallurgist  
Water Treatment Plant Operator   Laboratory Technician  
Genetic Technologist   Laboratory Manager  
Microbiologist   Pharmacist  
Cytogenetic Technologist   Epidemiologist  
Immunologist   Patent Agent / Attorney  
Nutritionist   Production Planner  
Materials Scientist / Technologist   Engineer - Manufacturing  
Statistician / Statistician EU   Mathematician  
Scientist   Computational Physicist  
Particle Physicist   Laser Physicist  
Astronomer / Astrophysicist   Physicist  
Acoustics Physicist   Engineer - Nanosystems  
Science Communicator   Research Scientist  
Engineer - Nuclear   Gas Engineer  
Environmental Chemist   Botanist  
Engineer - Sterilisation   Engineer - Biomedical  
Engineer - Test / Validation    

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Earth Science & Environment
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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