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 Jason Ruane from Intel to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Jason Ruane

Computer Programmer

Intel

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  Jason Ruane

Possibly useful qualities/interests:

A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.

A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.

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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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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.

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Lorraine O'Leary
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Sarah Behan
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Construction Manager
John McDonagh
"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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Merchandising Manager
Barry Kelly
"I completed transition year in secondary school and found it to be hugely beneficial. It gave me an appetite for a more practical career as oppose to academic"
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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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Operations Manager
Chris Bell
"The security of working for a large, successful retailer combined with an excellent benefits package provides me with the lifestyle I want to lead."
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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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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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Warehouse Manager
Hugh McAfee
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I started at the bottom and worked my way up, which I feel is a major achievement. It lets others see it's possible and encourages them to do likewise.

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Madeleine Tylicki
"Languages in general open doors to anyone. In my job I have to have English and German and obviously having both fluently it is an advantage."
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