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 Tom Tooher from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Tom Tooher

Lieutenant - Army

Defence Forces

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Look up the Defence Forces website at www.military.ie and talk to serving personnel. If its possible try to visit a barracks.

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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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CollegesDirect is a unique service that brings the latest news and events from colleges across Ireland directly to you. You can follow this information here on CareersPortal, or on our dedicated Facebook and Twitter pages.

College Profiles - Higher Education Colleges


 Athlone Institute of Technology 

 

 Cavan Institute 

 

 CIT 

 

 DKIT 

 

 Dublin City University 

 

 Dublin Institute of Technology 

 

 GMIT 

 

 IT Sligo 

 

 IT Tallaght 

 

 Mary Immaculate College 

 

 NCAD 

 

 Pulse College 

 

 St Angela's College 

 

 St. Patrick's College, Maynooth 

 

 The Lir - National Academy of Dramatic Art 

 

 University of Limerick 

 
   
 

College Profiles - Further Education Colleges


Ballsbridge College of Further Education 

 

Ballyfermot College of Further Education 

 

Ballyhaise Agricultural College 

 

Barrow Training & Consultancy 

 

Blackrock Further Education Institute 

 

Bord Iascaigh Mhara 

 

Cabra Community College 

 

Cavan Institute 

 

Coláiste Dhúlaigh 

 

Colaiste Ide 

 

Crumlin College of Further Education 

 

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute 

 

Dunboyne College of Further Education 

 

Grange Community College 

 

Kerry College of Further Education 

 

Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College 

 

Killester College of Further Education 

 

Liberties College 

 

Midland School of Childcare 

 

Moate Business College 

 

Monaghan Institute 

 

Ormonde College of Further Education 

 

Pearse College 

 

Plunket College 

 

Pulse College 

 

Sallynoggin College of Further Education 

 

Templemore College of Further Education  

 

The Lir - National Academy of Dramatic Art 

 

Waterford College of Further Education 

 
 
 

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