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 Brenda O Loughlin from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Brenda O Loughlin

Franchisee

McDonald's

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  Brenda O Loughlin
I guess I would tell anyone considering this job that they need to be able to multi task, have good people and communication skills and be prepared to work hard.
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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:
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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What are the main entry requirements and recruitment procedures?
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For experienced candidates, requirements are determined by the positions. The recruitment process is as follows:

  • Online application (jobs.lidl.ie)
  • Assessment centre (for relevant positions)
  • First Interview
  • Second Interview

For applicants to the Retail Management Degree Programme:
Minimum entry requirements are five passes at Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level including a C3 in Ordinary Level Mathematics and a D3 in English or another language, plus an overall minimum of 250 points. Applicants can also apply after obtaining a FETAC Level 5 full award or equivalent. For further details and to apply please log on here.

For applicants to the Graduate Management Development Programme:
You must have attained or anticipate to attain a 2.1 Honours Degree in any discipline.


Where to go for current vacancies?

  • We advertise all positions on our own web site
  • We attend general and  college careers fairs
  • Vacancies can also be found on the job boards Irishjobs.ie and Jobs.ie
 






 

Purchasing Manager
Liam Casey
"Having a broad education, and languages, have helped in working in Lidl."
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Liam Casey
   
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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Chris Bell
   
Accounts Team Leader
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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Madeleine Tylicki
   
Compliance Manager
Sarah Jane Higgins
"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
   
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
   
HR Coordinator
Julie Taggart
"The Premier Management programme proved most important as it give me practical experience which has been invaluable to me in this role."
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Julie Taggart
   
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
   
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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Barry Kelly
   
Advertising Manager
Julie Hegarty
"I would advise any kind of internships within the industry to get an insight into what goes on."
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Julie Hegarty