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 Lorraine O'Leary from Lidl to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Lorraine O'Leary

IT Support

Lidl

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  Lorraine O'Leary

In order to survive in this job you need to be flexible and patient. Technology is unpredictable and sometimes you need to make sacrifices on your personal time to get the job done well.

I think you need to love IT to work in IT as sometimes things need to be checked two or three times before they are implemented. Someone who can think logically would suit IT. You need to be able to take a step back and identify the common denominator before you can get to the root cause of the problem.

I would recommend doing a short course in IT before totally committing to a 4 /5 year degree. I know many people who started in my course in college but dropped out after a year or two as they decided IT was not for them. Many people think the role of IT is to sit in front of a PC all day but this is far from the turth.

There are many different roles within the IT Sector for example software developer, application developer, programmer.... Personally I like support because I can quantify my work for the day by the amount of issues I get resolved.

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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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Contact details:
Contact Name:
Human Resources
Address:
7 Richview Office Park
Clonskeagh
Dublin 14
Email:
info@ie.mcd.com
Web:
www.mcdonalds.ie
Phone:
01 2153726

 
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Career opportunities for school leavers.

The Crew Role -  Over 50% of our Senior Managment Team started of as Crew in our restaurants.  As a school leaver, with the support of McDonald's Crew Development Programme, you will learn valuable skills such as customer service, team work, communication and leadership. If you want to progress and develop even more new skills, there are opportunities to progress to a Crew Trainer and to managing your own area as an Area Leader.

Apply to your nearest McDonald's restaurant for further details. See our website www.mcdonalds.ie for a restaurant located near you.

 


Career opportunities for college graduates.

The Manager's Role -  If you are a graduate or have lots of ambition and management experience, you need an employer that can help make the most of your potential. At McDonald's, we offer a winning combination of industry-leading training, real progression opportunities and great benefits.

Apply to your nearest McDonald's restaurant for further details.  See our website www.mcdonalds.ie for a restaurant located near you.


Career opportunities for experienced adults.

There is a wide variety of roles in McDonald's. To get further information on restaurant vacancies please contact your nearest McDonald's restaurant.

Specialist positions in McDonald's are generally advertised. If you wish to receive details of open head office positions, please contact the HR Department at 01 208 0020. 

 


Career opportunities for adults wishing to return to work, or older workers.

The opportunities in McDonald's are available to everyone.  However, one of the roles that people returning to the workforce seem to particularly enjoy is the customer service representative position.

Apply to your nearest McDonald's restaurant for further details. See our website www.mcdonalds.ie for a restaurant located near you.


Opportunities for those wishing to gain work experience.
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Restaurant Manager
Lisa Berry
"It is cool to have the opportunity to further my education - I am currently completing a course through The National College of Ireland"
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Corporate Accountant
Gail Sterio
"Little did I know that the part time job would have more to do with my future prospects, even more than the degree I was studying for!"
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Gail Sterio
   
Franchisee
Brenda O Loughlin
"You need to be able to multi task, have good people and communication skills and be prepared to work hard."
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Franchisee
Elaine Steiro
"I am the planner, so I make out our budgets in advance which guides our business plans"
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Elaine Steiro
   
Restaurant Manager
Cosmin Tudor
"The most rewarding event in my careers so far has been the satisfaction of having my first restaurant"
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Crew Trainer
Mariya Levchuk
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I am now in my second year of a Business and French course in TCD. To help in my studies McDonald's awarded me with €1500 scholarship.

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Shift Manager
Richard Storey
"McDonald's offers a range of upskilling courses and chances of promotion."
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Operations Consultant
Marie Kinsella-White
"I am hard working, conscientious and have the ability to recognise and develop talent."
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Customer Care Manager
Breda Wright
"What I find best is meeting and talking with people. I also like the fact that I have a lot of fun together with the people I work with."
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Shift Running Manager
Fortune Musasiwa
"Working for McDonalds has allowed me to pursue other things in life. For example furthering my education."
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Fortune Musasiwa