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Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

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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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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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Brenda O Loughlin
Franchisee
Brenda O'Loughlin is a McDonald's Franchisee.  When she finished her Leaving Certificate, she went on to do the Accounting Technicians course in Rathmines. During her last year in college she was offered a temporary job in Citibank, which she instantly loved and she remained there for the next 18 years. Her Banking experience gave her the skills she needed to start working for herself.
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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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Brenda O Loughlin
   
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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Breda Wright
   
Operations Consultant
Marie Kinsella-White
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I am hard working, conscientious and have the ability to recognise and develop talent.

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Marie Kinsella-White
   
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
   
Crew Trainer
Mariya Levchuk
"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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Mariya Levchuk
   
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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Cosmin Tudor
   
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
   
Shift Manager
Richard Storey
"McDonald's offers a range of upskilling courses and chances of promotion."
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Richard Storey
   
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
   
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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Lisa Berry