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


Brian Cadigan

Primary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Brian Cadigan
Don't just go into teaching because you are looking for long holidays. To teach everyday you need to like children, be very patient and understanding. However I feel it is one of the most rewarding jobs out there.

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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Irish Naval Service is NOW Recruiting

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Irish Naval Service is NOW Recruiting

Friday, March 06, 2015 

Irish Naval Service is NOW Recruiting

The Defence Forces have today announced a new recruitment camapign for the Naval Service:

The Defence Forces is now accepting applications for Recruits in the Naval Service. We are looking for men and women from all backgrounds that possess a strong sense of duty, enjoy working as part of a team and are looking for a rewarding career.

On the closing date for applications, applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 27 years of age.

The Competition opens at 23.59hrs on 05 March 2015 and it closes at 23.59hrs on the 27th March 2015.

About the Naval Service

The Naval Service is an integral part of Óglaigh na hÉireann as the maritime component of the Defence Forces. With a complement of 1,094 men and women drawn from the 32 counties of Ireland, the Naval Service strives to recruit the best personnel. There are two entry levels for joining the Naval Service i.e. as a Cadet or as a Recruit. Each approach offers a different career path and differing challenges. Visit the Careers section for more information about joining the Naval Service.

Read more about careers in the Naval Service HERE.

To make an application through Irish send an email to to request an application form.

To Start your application online, click HERE

Visit The Defence forces Sector Expert Profile HERE for a wide of advice for people intested in a career with the Irish Defence Forces.

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