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 Frank Keenaghan from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Frank Keenaghan

Detective

An Garda Síochána

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  Frank Keenaghan
I would say to knuckle down and achieve the best results possible in the Leaving Certificate. Then I would suggest availing of any college courses on offer bearing in mind that there is ample time to make career choices. Carry out your own enquiries and see what exactly is on offer.

Do not join An Garda Síochána to become a Detective - this takes time and one must demonstrate a propensity for crime work before being appointed a Detective. There are other career opportunities within this organisation so it’s important to have an open mind.

Obtain or stay in employment while waiting to be called for medicals and other tests. All work provides life experience and opportunities. My first job equipped me in the areas of social skills and personnel management. Don't drift and take the easy option. Make a decision, set the bar high and go for it.

It is a very rewarding job that I particularly enjoy and derive great job satisfaction from. Confidence, social skills and the ability to network are important.
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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.

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DN660
Commerce International

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

Career Opportunities
3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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510

2014 Points

510

Change from 2013: 

5

Points History:

2013 - 505
2012 - 495
2011 - 465
2010 -
n/a
2009 - 500
2008 - 490
2007 - 475
2006 - 480
2005 - 510
2004 - 505
2003 - 500
2002 - 505*
2001 - 505
2000 - 485*

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Course offers what you need to pursue a career in international business, while also developing your language and intercultural abilities. Course is offering Portuguese option.

Students will decide which language to continue with to degree level (as a minor) and will discontinue the other. With the exception of French (HC3 requirement), applicants have the option to study these languages from beginner level.


 
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You can apply for DN660 only ONCE.

You must select ONE of the following options (e.g. DN660 FRG [French/German])

DN660 FRG = French/German
DN660 FRI = French/Italian
DN660 FRS = French/Spanish
DN660 FRP = French/Portuguese
DN660 FRC = French/Chinese
DN660 GRI = German/Italian
DN660 GRS = German/Spanish
DN660 GRP = German/Portuguese
DN660 GRC = German/Chinese
DN660 ITS = Italian/Spanish
DN660 ITP = Italian/Portuguese
DN660 ITC = Italian/Chinese
DN660 SPP = Spanish/Portuguese
DN660 SPC = Spanish/Chinese
DN660 PTC = Portuguese/Chinese

 
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DN660 - Commerce International
UCD (NUI)

From Qualifax...
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DN660 - Commerce International
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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This course does not appear to accept FETAC applicants. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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Career areas include international marketing, Banking and finance, and management consultancy in the manufacturing and services industries.



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