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 Peter Clifford from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


Peter Clifford

Probationer Garda

An Garda Síochána

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  Peter Clifford
To get physically fit for the entrance tests and also for the demanding physical nature of the job. Also I would tell people to enjoy themselves before they join as it’s a job for at least 30 years.

I would also informl people about the variety of avenues people can get into when they have completed their training. There really is a career for every person regardless of where their interests lie. There is so many specialised units and prospects.

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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Workshops Celebrating Fashion and Design at Ilac Library

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Workshops Celebrating Fashion and Design at Ilac Library

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 

Workshops Celebrating Fashion and Design at Ilac Library

Two workshops celebrating the ID Year of Design 2015 which will be held in the Business Information Centre, Central Library during the month of June, 2015.

1. Creativity in Fashion and Design: Expertise in design and tailoring for the discerning fashion designer presented by Colin Atkinson, Senior Tutor, Grafton Academy:

Wednesday 17th June, 1.30pm - 2.30pm.

2. Interested in Illustration or Picture Book Creation as a Career or Hobby? If so, come along to an informative workshop with practical fun hands on experience with artist, illustrator & writer Adrienne Geoghegan:

Wednesday 24th June, 1.30pm - 2.45pm.

All workshops are free to attend, but booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Please submit your full name and contact telephone number when booking.

For details contact: Business Information Centre, Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin, 1. Tel: 01 873 3996 Email:

The CareersPortal Team