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.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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40 New Jobs with security Firm Manguard Plus

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40 New Jobs with security Firm Manguard Plus

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 

40 New Jobs with security Firm Manguard Plus

40 jobs with security firm Manguard Plus were announced today after a €1m security services hub was opened near Naas in Co. Kildare.

The new Manguard Plus state-of-the-art Command and Control Centre is set to revolutionise the security industry in Ireland, according to the company. Unveiling the new offices in Tougher Business Park, Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald said Manguard Plus has positioned themselves at the forefront of private security services in Ireland today.

Manguard Plus boss Bill Brown said: "As the first of its kind in Ireland, we strived to build to the highest EN-standard and certified centre possible, from bricks and light bulbs to security doors, ventilation systems and integrated IT systems, setting a new standard for security in Ireland.”

Manguard Plus will be 20 years in business in 2016 and is the market leader in the provision of security services such as CCTV Monitoring.

For more information on Manguard Plus click here

The CareersPortal Team