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Mark Spain , Garda Trainee
Mark left his job in the Civil Service where he had worked for seven years to join An Garda Síochána at age 29. He was also a member of The Garda Reserve prior to beginning his studies in Templemore which he highly advocates for giving the best insight into the work of the Gardaí.
Engineering / Physics / Construction / French.
I'd like to think these gave me a good ability to solve problems as well as helping me to have a good hands on approach to things.
Leaving Certificate. National Certificate in Business Computing from LIT and a certificate in physical fitness and conditioning for sport from Setanta College.
It would be hard to pin point if any particular aspect has been overly important. I think my time working in the Garda College and working in the Garda Reserve has been the most important.
We can't apply for courses while in training but I would be interested in family liaison training as it is so important to families stricken by crime.