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 Liam Dowling from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Liam Dowling

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

St. Michael's House

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Do your homework, ask about it - there is lots of infomation out there.  You need to be person centred, social, not afraid to mix and to have an understanding of disability or at least be prepared to learn about it. 

People with an Intellectual Disability  ARE NOT SICK , but they can get sick like everyone else and sometimes I feel people outside don't fully understand this. They don't just need Gods help. They need the help of qualified people that want to understand them so that their needs are met and they have chance to enjoy their life as much as is possible.

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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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McDonald’s offer jobs across Ireland that set you up for life - jobs that fit around you, training and qualifications that provide quick career progression, taking people further at McDonald’s or beyond.

McDonald’s offer jobs across Ireland that set you up for life - jobs that fit around you, training and qualifications that provide quick career progression, taking people further at McDonald’s or beyond.

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McDonald's is the largest chain of quick service restaurants in the world. Our vision is –“To be a modern and progressive burger company”. We operate 89 restaurants throughout Ireland. We serve 150,000 customers per day and directly employ over 5,000 people.

“We are not in the food industry, we are in the people industry and we just happen to sell hamburgers”…Ray Kroc- McDonald’s founder.

We have wonderfully talented people working at McDonald’s- people who have a real sense of pride in their work, whether it’s their first job, working while they study or those who seek a rewarding career with McDonald’s. At McDonald’s we respect and value our people and create opportunities for everyone.

We are committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate. The Ronald McDonald House charity is a demonstration of this; this charity provides families whose children are seriously ill in hospital with accommodation. There are many more examples of how we are committed to our communities and our environment.

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We are continually investing in our restaurants and differentiating from our competitors- this is visible with the introduction of “Restaurant Experience of the Future” to several of our restaurants. This involves a transformation of our service platforms and kitchen to allow customers to customize their food orders. We have also introduced Kiosk ordering, digital menu boards and IPADS for our customers in many of our restaurants.

The development of our people and lifelong learning is at the foundation of all that we do. We believe people are our most valuable asset and by training and upskilling our people, in the areas of customer care, hospitality, leadership and teamwork, we provide them with the opportunity to develop key skills to build a career which can lead them to progress within McDonald's.

At McDonald's we provide opportunities for our crew to attain a Qualification with City and Guilds which are Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Services and Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Customer Service. Manager also have the opportunity to attain a diploma or degree with the National College of Ireland.

 


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"It is cool to have the opportunity to further my education - I am currently completing a course through The National College of Ireland"
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Lisa Berry
"What I find best is meeting and talking with people. I also like the fact that I have a lot of fun together with the people I work with."
Customer Care Manager
Breda Wright
"McDonald's offers a range of upskilling courses and chances of promotion."
Shift Manager
Richard Storey
"I am hard working, conscientious and have the ability to recognise and develop talent"
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Marie Kinsella-White
"I am now in my second year of a Business and French course in TCD. To help in my studies McDonald's awarded me with €1500 scholarship"
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Mariya Levchuk
"I am the planner, so I make out our budgets in advance which guides our business plans"
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Elaine Steiro
"The most rewarding event in my careers so far has been the satisfaction of having my first restaurant"
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Cosmin Tudor