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 Caroline Austin from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:


Caroline Austin

Associate Tax Lawyer

Irish Tax Institute

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  Caroline Austin
A common misconception about a career in tax is that it is just about numbers, however, tax law has a strong basis in legislation and case law. Therefore, it is really suitable for graduates from a legal background, or for qualified solicitors and barristers.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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McDonald's Employees awarded City and Guilds Qualifications

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McDonald's Employees awarded City and Guilds Qualifications

Monday, November 02, 2015 

McDonald's Employees awarded City and Guilds Qualifications

On November 2nd 2015, over 260 employees from McDonald’s Ireland were awarded City & Guilds qualifications.

Our graduates were awarded with their certificates in a graduation ceremony in the Royal College of Surgeons. McDonald’s employees have the opportunity to earn an internationally recognised qualification with City and Guilds through an in-house training programme.

The City and Guilds certification recognises and develops their skills, rewards their commitment to learning and to McDonald’s. The certifications are a Diploma in Hospitality and a NVQ Certificate in Customer Care.

Scholarship 2015

McDonald’s annual Scholarship winners for 2015 were invited to the Royal Marine Hotel Dun Laoghaire, with their family and friends to receive their Scholarship award on the 3rd of September 2015.

Minister Damien English, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation presented the awards. These awards have been supported and endorsed by Brian Mooney, guidance counsellor, Oaklands College, Co. Dublin. Every year the McDonald’s crew have the opportunity to win €1,000 towards their education.

The Annual Scholarship program has been running for over 10 years and supports McDonald’s education and lifelong learning core values. This year, applicants were asked to complete an assignment on how McDonald’s could connect better with customers using social media.

Business Manager’s Conference

Every year, McDonald’s unveils its business strategy for the following year to all the restaurant managers in the business. This year the conference took place in Malta. The managers went on a trip to Malta for 4 nights and enjoyed team building activities, a business overview and lots of fun over the 4 days.