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

 

Mary Joyce

Secondary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Mary Joyce
Teaching as they say is a vocation, it is a job that requires patience and enthusiasm. If you are considering teaching you need to look beyond the holidays and think of the 9-4 Monday to Friday spent dealing with children or teenagers and the challenges which they might pose.

I would advise anyone thinking of teaching as a career to speak with Teachers and learn of their experiences, both positive and negative. I personally would encourage people to consider teaching as it is an extremely rewarding profession in terms of the interaction you get daily with young people and the colleagues you meet in the job.
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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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The Garda Reserve is a voluntary, unpaid body, drawn from the community to assist the existing Service at times when extra personnel are required.

The Garda Síochána Act 2005 provided for the establishment of a Garda Reserve to assist the force in performing its functions. Its purpose is to supplement the work of members of the Garda Síochána.


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The Garda Reserve is intended to be a source of local strength and knowledge. Reserve members have limited powers and duties. Reserve members receive training in Law, Self Defence, Restraint, Human Right's Garda procedures and Discipline. Reserve members are accompanied at all times by full-time members of the Force. Duties of a Reservist include: Station Duty (other than care & custody of detained persons), staffing communications rooms, foot patrol, static security duty, event policing, preserving crime scenes, court attendance (as witnesses), assisting at road traffic checkpoints, collisions, fires, etc.

Meet some members of the Garda Reserve here

The first intake of 36 Garda Reserves began training at the Garda College, Templemore, Co. Tipperary on 30 September 2006. They were assigned to Pearse Street and Store Street in the Dublin Metropolitan Region, Anglesea Street in Cork City, Galway City and Sligo Town stations. These trainees became fully operational members of the Garda Reserve on 15 December 2006 following a graduation ceremony at the Garda College.

Recruitment for an additional 600 new Gardaí. Closed on 6th January 2016. As full details of future recruitment campaigns are will be available here when they are available. There is a seperate stream for applicants who are serving in the Garda Reserve.

For full information on An Garda Síochána click here

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