World of Work in Northern Ireland

Getting Work

In The Kitchen

Being the best at what you do requires passion, commitment and sheer professionalism.

These qualities were there in abundance in BBC Northern Ireland’s Shanks Apprentice series which followed one young man whose passion for cooking led him from Belfast’s Lisburn road to an exclusive chocolate school and on to the inferno like kitchens of London.

In this section you can explore the qualities and attributes which made Chris McClurg a success in the kitchen.

Passion ¦ Learning ¦ Knowledge ¦ Pressure



  • Employability

    Work ExperienceLearn about the basic skills you'll need to enter the workforce and find out how one person overcame their own fears and lack of confidence to make it big.

  • Becoming Employable

    Becoming EmployableLearn about the basic skills you'll need to enter the workforce and find out how one person overcame their own fears and lack of confidence to make it big.

  • Being the Best

    Selling YourselfFrom Shank's Apprentice to Superdocs - BBC Northern Ireland has documented many people involved in the World of Work in Northern Ireland. View the clips and find out about those extra skills you'll need to move forward in your chosen job.

  • Interactive Quiz

    Interactive QuizFind out how much you've learned about getting work in Northern Ireland and the types of job available.

 

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