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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Open Day at CarTrawler for Potential Employees

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Open Day at CarTrawler for Potential Employees

Monday, March 23, 2015 

Open Day at CarTrawler for Potential Employees

Leading car rental firm CarTrawler are hosting an open day on Saturday 28th of March for those interested in working with the company. The event comes on the back of the 400 jobs which were announced last October.

It will take place at their Dundrum headquarters: Classon House, Dundrum Business Park, Dublin 14 from 12pm – 3pm.

CarTrawler believe that there is only so much you can learn from a website or a brochure to know if a company is the right fit for you, so instead they encourage those with the right skills to come along to their offices for a grand tour and a chance to meet the team.There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have over pizza.

Full and part-time roles are available for positions such as data scientists and software developers.

Recruitment will be across all departments including:

  • Customer Operations
  • Software Development
  • Engineering

To book a place for the open day click here.

About CarTrawler

Established in 2004 and headquartered in Dublin, CarTrawler provides aviation, travel, hospitality, leisure and consumer brands with a direct connection to over 1,200 leading and independent car rental agents in over 30,000 airport and city locations across different 174 countries.

View a list of current job vacancies with the company HERE.

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The CareersPortal Team