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 Liam Casey from Lidl to give some advice for people considering this job:


Liam Casey

Purchasing Manager



  Liam Casey
Take an interest in retail and have a love of food. Be driven and confident. A positive hardworking attitude is key. Business, marketing and management would be areas that could benefit people in this role. Languages: learn German!

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

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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Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Code:  CMTXX
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Career Sectors related to this course:
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.
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FETAC Progression routes to Higher Education. 1 Route(s)
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