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 Elaine Steiro from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Elaine Steiro

Franchisee

McDonald's

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  Elaine Steiro

If you are considering starting in the food/ catering or hospitality sectors, you should consider whether you like working shift work and you should like working in a pressured environment .

It is a very fulfilling and rewarding sector to work in though and every day is different with new skills being added to your skillset all of the time . If you are considering moving into the management side of things, then you should be able to co ordinate tasks and people to achieve results and you should like an ever changing work environment.

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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Orla Gallagher

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Liam Doyle

Liam Doyle
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Yvonne Brady

Yvonne Brady
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Lisa Curry

Lisa Curry
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James Sheridan

James Sheridan
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Martin Dunn

Martin Dunn
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David Kehoe

David Kehoe
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Michelle Ryan

Michelle Ryan
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A varied and exciting career that can travel with you!

A varied and exciting career that can travel with you!

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Fáilte Ireland was established under the National Tourism Development Authority Act 2003, following the amalgamation of Bord Fáilte Éireann and CERT, to encourage, promote and support tourism as a leading indigenous component of the Irish economy.

Fáilte Ireland is the National Development Authority. Our role is to support the Tourism industry and work to sustain Ireland as a high quality and competitive tourist destination. We provide a range of business supports to help tourism businesses better manage and market their products and services.

Fáilte Ireland's principal functions are the development of quality tourism product, domestic tourism marketing, tourism standards, enterprise support, capability building and human resource development for the tourism industry.    Tourism Ireland's primary remit is to promote the island of Ireland as a tourist destination in overseas markets. 

We also work with other state agencies and representative bodies, at local and International level, to implement and champion positive and practical strategies that will benefit Irish tourism and the Irish economy.

We promote Ireland as a holiday destination through our domestic marketing campaign Discover Ireland and manage a network of nationwide tourist information centres that provide help and advice for visitors to Ireland.

For further information, log on to  www.failteireland.ie


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Meet our People...
"My dream job would be to work as a spa consultant/critic and travel to exotic destinations to review the spa's of the worlds in the top hotels"
Spa Manager
Orla Gallagher
"There's no greater satisfaction than knowing that you have cooked good food for people from scratch or raw ingredients"
Chef
David Kehoe
"I take a lot of pride in whatever I do. I'm slightly ambitious and always striving for something better"
Restaurant Manager
James Sheridan
"I am someone who can put the needs and wishes of someone else, be it a guest or an employee, above my own"
Hotel Manager
Liam Doyle
"Going back a second time as a mature student was a big decision, I did not really decide to follow this career path until I was 25!"
Activities Manager
Martin Dunn
"Every event is different and we tailor-make each one to the needs and wishes of our guests, while at the same time focussing on profitability."
Catering Sales Executive
Lisa Curry