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 Brian Howard from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Brian Howard

Guidance Counsellor

Department of Education and Skills

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  Brian Howard

This career involves working with people in a caring capacity. If you have no interest in helping people personally or educationally then this may be the wrong profession for you.

Empathy, patience and respect are important qualities for this job, in addition to be able to relate well to the person you are dealing with. As there is also a large amount of information to be handled in the job, good organisational, IT and time management skills are also quite important.

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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Contact details:
Contact Name:
HR Department
Address:
Great Connell Road
Newbridge
Co. Kildare
Email:
hr@lidl.ie
Web:
www.lidl.ie
Phone:
045 853 450

 
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News Item:
Lidl- Bag a Degree in Retail Managment
 
Lidl has teamed up with the country’s leading independent college Dublin Business School to offer an extraordinary opportunity to students with an interest in the exciting world of retail.

The Retail Management Degree is accredited at Level 7 on the National Qualifications Framework by the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC).

This innovative course will offer students the opportunity to successfully develop the skills and attributes needed to become a deputy store manager – the future of our business. Over the 3 year course of this programme students will alternate between college and work giving you the unique opportunity to put into practice what they learn in college, finishing up with a Bachelor of Business in Retail Management.

Benefits:

  • College fees sponsored while in a well paid job
  • A tailored training and development plan
  • Genuine long term management career prospects in an international organisation

Students must be 18 or over on September 1st this year.

For more information and to apply online see www.lidl-degree.ie
Closing Date for applications is 31st May 2013.









 

IT Support
Lorraine O'Leary
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Transition year helped me to develop my knowledge of what career path to take as you got to discover many different subjects instead of the set curriculum.

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Lorraine O'Leary
   
Property Manager
Ivan Magee
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Handling deadlines, learning to prioritise work, researching and working with others on team projects. These are the things which shape and develop your styles in your future work.

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Ivan Magee
   
Store Manager
Tadgh Sugrue
"I manage and motivate a team of up to 20 staff. I monitor and control staff costs, store productivity, inventory differences, write-offs and running costs"
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Tadgh Sugrue
   
Compliance Manager
Sarah Jane Higgins
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After 4 years in the business I can honestly say that I love my current role and the challenges and opportunities it brings.

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Sarah Jane Higgins
   
Project Manager
Aoife Clarke
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We are also getting great exposure to social media which is becoming bigger and bigger so it's fantastic to be part of a department at the centre of that.

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Aoife Clarke
   
Construction Manager
John McDonagh
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I studied the usual subjects and German was my foreign language. I loved Art and this had some bearing on my choice of Industrial Design for my degree.

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John McDonagh
   
Project Manager
Matt Tighe
"Within the three years that I've been working with Lidl, I have been promoted twice, and I have built up a huge amount of business experience."
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Matt Tighe
   
Sales Operations Executive
Darren Devine
"Taking up the deputy manager role at 19 years old and staying with Lidl since has shaped my career."
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Darren Devine
   
Trainee Retail Manager
Patrick Quinn
"Other people are struggling to pay fees to get through college but Lidl are paying our way through a prestigious college system"
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Patrick Quinn
   
Store Manager
Anne Minogue
"Career progression is important to Lidl …I train my staff to the highest level and hope they will progress the same way I did."
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Anne Minogue