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 Richard Storey from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:


Richard Storey

Shift Manager


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  Richard Storey

The initial couple of days can be tough as you are in training and it can make people rethink about working here, but I would have to say persevere, as there are rewards at the end of the tunnel.

McDonald's put their people first and never leave them doing the same job all the time. To work in McDonald's you requires patience, a good personality with a willingness to learn something new everyday.

Showing an interest in other peoples interests would help as you have to work as a team so interpersonal skills are ESSENTIAL!!


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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A Premium Accountancy Qualification

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A Premium Accountancy Qualification

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 

A Premium Accountancy Qualification

Chartered Accountancy remains the premium accountancy qualification in Ireland offering attractive rewards, international recognition and rapid career progression.

50% of all professional accountants on the island are Chartered Accountants. Every year accountancy firms and businesses recruit students through training programmes and graduate programmes.

Some employers will recruit through college presentations and rounds of interviews (‘the milkround’) but other firms can recruit at any stage of the year. Employers often look to employ students with business and accounting degrees such a B.Comm or from masters programmes, such students can claim exemptions from the first year of Chartered Accountants Ireland exams.

However in recent years employers have also been actively recruiting graduates from other disciplines including engineering, science, humanities backgrounds and more.

Students from these disciplines consistently do well in professional exams with Chartered Accountants Ireland. Students completing an approved master’s programme such as Masters in Accounting can expect to avail of exemptions from two of the three years of study and professional exams with Chartered Accountants Ireland, leaving just the final year exams.

Many Chartered training firms including the ‘Big 4’ now offer an internship programme, details are available on the firms’ websites.

Visit Chartered Accountants Ireland website here