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 Hugh McAfee from Lidl to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Hugh McAfee

Warehouse Manager

Lidl

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  Hugh McAfee
  • You need to have good people skills as working in a large FMCG warehouse comes large volumes of staff so you must be fit to get the best out of your staff and let them feel acknowleded.
  • Have good analytical skills, being organised with attention to detail, time management skills and study of Logistics/Supply chain (IIPMM)
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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:
Caitriona Geraghty
Address:
Engineers Ireland
22 Clyde Road
Ballsbridge
Dublin 4
Email:
info@steps.ie
Web:
http://steps.ie
Phone:
+ 353 1 6651340
 

 
Name:
Occupation:
Maria O'Neill
Civil Engineer

Maria works as an Assistant Resident Engineer supervising a water supply scheme for the Local Authorities. She did her Leaving Cert in St. David's in Greystones, and went on to UCD to complete a Civil Engineering Degree.

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Civil Engineer
Maria O'Neill
"Engineering is all about team work. I'm also organised, and positive. There are no problems, only difficult solutions"
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Maria O'Neill