There’s no such thing as a typical day on the Lidl Graduate Management Development Programme, which is one of the big attractions for dynamic applicants seeking a varied and stimulating career at the international grocery retailer. Support and coaching will take you from high-potential to high-performance. Lidl is looking for applicants with a 2.1 level 8 honours degree and full driver’s license who demonstrate flexibility, self-motivation, strong interpersonal skills and have work experience. In return, Lidl entrusts its graduates with real projects and opportunities and trusts them to deliver real business results. The 18-month programme consists of a number of different modules designed to give participants a full understanding of the international supermarket business. All graduates will receive a bespoke training plan designed around their career path and current skills. They will each spend some time in the Lidl stores and warehouses to gain a thorough understanding … [Read more...] about How Lidl’s graduate programme puts staff on a fast-track to success
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Niamh Hennessy talks to four people who are working in their dream jobs — and who all went the extra mile to land them Not everyone gets their job in the most straightforward way and sometimes you have to go the extra mile to land a job you really want. There are a range of ways to getting the job you want according to the experts who advocate never giving up. Figures show that 60% of jobs are found by networking but there are many ways to land that killer job.Shane Hennessy, physiotherapistShane was sporty from a very early age, even playing soccer for the under eight-team when he was just five. He represented Cork at many levels in many different sports and always wanted to work in sport in some way and decided to study physio in Manchester. When he graduated and returned to Ireland he found the jobs market wasn’t in great shape when it came to physio work.“After studying hard for four years I found it very tough to secure work when I came back to Ireland. … [Read more...] about The best ways to land your dream job
The repair cafe: meet the volunteers who can fix everything from broken electrical goods to bicycles BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Richard Stewart (68) is married to Mary and has three grown-up children. They live in Holywood. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/the-repair-cafe-meet-the-volunteers-who-can-fix-everything-from-broken-electrical-goods-to-bicycles-37081705.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37081704.ece/0602c/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-07-05_lif_42241360_I1.JPG Email Richard Stewart (68) is married to Mary and has three grown-up children. They live in Holywood. He says: I worked in the shipyard as an electrician and all my life I have repaired things, rather than thrown them out. For example at the moment I am fixing a 12-year-old lawnmower belonging to a relative. The amount of time I have spent working on it probably means that the repairs are not economical if I was charging for them, but it gives me great satisfaction. I know I will get … [Read more...] about The repair cafe: meet the volunteers who can fix everything from broken electrical goods to bicycles
Ever fancied a job that puts a spring in your step each day? Well, a new town centre trampoline park that's coming to Doncaster this summer could be just the thing - because the firm is now recruiting for staff.READ MORE: PICTURES: Doncaster's new £1.5m trampoline park is revealedFlip Out will be opened in the old British Home Stores in the town centre later this year.And bosses are on the lookout for safety marshals to work at the new state-of-the-art activity centre.Successful applicants will be entitled to free jumps as part of the package and will be tasked with monitoring activities on the trampolines and maintaining safety levels.A spokesman for Flip Out said: "Applicants will be passionate about interacting with our guests and delivering an amazing experience every time."Hopefuls are also required to be able to work in a fast-paced environment, host safety briefings as well as hosting birthday parties and corporate events.Added the spokesman: "Some of the benefits of … [Read more...] about Fancy a job at Doncaster’s new trampoline park that includes FREE jumps? Here’s how!
The Echo has joined forces with Marks & Spencer to encourage other Merseyside employers to give young people the chance of work – particularly those who have struggled to get in to the job market. Marks & Spencer runs its own Marks & Start programme, in conjunction with The Prince’s Trust , and its month-long Make Your Mark work experience initiative has helped hundreds of young people to get a foot on the career ladder. One way to impress a potential employer is with a well-written CV . But what happens if you are then invited to come for interview? The employer can never know how much help you have had with your CV - and the interview is a chance for them to meet the real you. Interviews also help companies confirm your skills match up with what you’ve written in your CV and application form, check your confidence levels and interpersonal skills, find out how interested in the role you are and how much effort you have put into researching the job. Here … [Read more...] about 11 top tips on how to smash a job interview from M&S and the Prince’s Trust