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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Contact details:
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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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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
 






 

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