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 Deirdre Lavelle from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Deirdre Lavelle

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St. Michael's House

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It can take time to get to know people with learning disabilities, patience and good listen skills are very important.
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The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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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


 
Recruitment Procedures...
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What are the main entry requirements and recruitment procedures?
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.

Where to go for current vacancies?
www.publicjobs.ie
 






 

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