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 Sarah Behan from Lidl to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Sarah Behan

Trainee Retail Manager

Lidl

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  Sarah Behan
I think that you need to be an organised social person to be successful in this position. You need to be able to work with and for people. You need to be flexible and remember two very important things: there is no I in team and the customer is king! If you can keep these two principles in mind and work hard you can do very well here.
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The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, or story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
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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.

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