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 Mary Joyce from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:


Mary Joyce

Secondary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Mary Joyce
Teaching as they say is a vocation, it is a job that requires patience and enthusiasm. If you are considering teaching you need to look beyond the holidays and think of the 9-4 Monday to Friday spent dealing with children or teenagers and the challenges which they might pose.

I would advise anyone thinking of teaching as a career to speak with Teachers and learn of their experiences, both positive and negative. I personally would encourage people to consider teaching as it is an extremely rewarding profession in terms of the interaction you get daily with young people and the colleagues you meet in the job.

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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100 Recruits Enter Garda Training

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100 Recruits Enter Garda Training

Thursday, January 15, 2015 

100 Recruits Enter Garda Training

The final 100 Gardaí from the latest recruitment campaign for An Garda Síochana, will commence their induction week in Templemore on 26th January and enter training on the 2nd February 2015.

This group follows the 100 who started in September 2015, as part Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald's announcment of 200 new Garda recruits in late 2014, and completes the committment by Government last year to bring 300 additional Gardaí into the force.


Details of any future recruitment campaigns will be updated in our Garda Síochána Sector Expert area as they becomes available.

The CareersPortal Team