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

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McDonald's

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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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Yvonne Brady

Yvonne Brady
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Liam Doyle

Liam Doyle
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Lisa Curry

Lisa Curry
Spa Manager
Orla Gallagher

Orla Gallagher
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Michelle Ryan

Michelle Ryan
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David Kehoe

David Kehoe
Activities Manager
Martin Dunn

Martin Dunn
Restaurant Manager
James Sheridan

James Sheridan
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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...
"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
"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
"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
"I take a lot of pride in whatever I do. I'm slightly ambitious and always striving for something better"
Restaurant Manager
James Sheridan
"There's no greater satisfaction than knowing that you have cooked good food for people from scratch or raw ingredients"
Chef
David Kehoe