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 Orla Gallagher from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Orla Gallagher

Spa Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Orla Gallagher
If considering a job in this field I think its best to have a therapy background or a caring background. Be prepared to work hard, it takes alot of effort to help create the perfect environment for others to relax in. Work well with others and help your collegues it makes for a friendly workplace and you never know when you will need their assistance. An interest in sales and marketing would also be avantageous, as you must be competitive with other spa's offerings.
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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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An Garda Síochána


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Contact details:
Contact Name:
Sergeant In Charge
Address:
Appointments & Admissions Office
Human Resource Management
Garda Headquarters
Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
Email:
appointments@garda.ie
Web:
www.garda.ie
Phone:
+353 1 6662362


 
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What are the main entry requirements and recruitment procedures?
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The model of recruiting for Garda Trainee is changing. It is possible to register your interest in the Garda Trainee position throughout the year and apply for one of a number of recruitment cycles. These will be held at regular intervals on an ongoing basis and are likely to involve a number of recruitment cycles during any given year.

Having applied, candidates will be contacted on a periodic basis and invited to book a time and date to attend for Stage 1 assessment. The number of applicants in each group will be limited and controlled on a first come, first served basis.

However, those who do not manage to gain entry to a particular group will be treated as a priority applicant in subsequent cycles and contacted as future groups are scheduled for assessment tests.

To receive notification of forthcoming Garda Trainee recruitment campaigns as they arise you must register as a member of www.publicjobs.ie and click on ‘My Job Alerts’, select ‘Security/Emergency Services’, then ‘Garda’.

Those who register will be notified by email when a campaign is open. At that stage you will be invited to make an application on www.publicjobs.ie. Applicants will be permitted to undergo elements of the selection process only once within any six month period. You should note that registering as a member does not constitute an application. Applications should be made for individual campaigns as and when they arise.

TRAINING

The B.A in Applied Policing is the Foundation Programme for Garda Trainees. Full details of the programme are available here.

Where to go for current vacancies?

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