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 Aishling Butler from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


Aishling Butler

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An Garda Síochána

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Take every opportunity available, don't be afraid to do voluntary work and get involved in communities.

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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PLC (Post Leaving Cert) Course Search Wizard

This page is designed to help you find and research full-time courses known as PLC courses (Post Leaving Certificate courses). They are typically one or two year courses, and applications are made directly to the college (not the CAO). There are a number of steps we recommend you take to help you find courses according to what you want.

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