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We asked Afra Ronayne from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:
|I would advise somebody considering this job to talk to people who are engineers already. They should try to talk to people working in different areas of engineering as even when people do the same degree they can have very different day to day jobs, from full time office based jobs to full time site based jobs.
Also it is important to remember that even if you complete an engineering degree you are not limited to a purely technical career as there are plenty of other areas you can get involved in like project management or finance.
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Nan Hu , Garda
Nan Hu has been a member of An Garda Síochána for eight years. He is attached to the Bridewell Garda Station's mountain bike unit. As a Chinese national, Nan is often called upon for his language skills which are of great benefit to him within the organisation.
I studied Tourism, Management and Language in college. Because I like to help people I think it was very beneficial that the subjects I took provided me with the necessary knowledge to communicate with people and to deal with the general public.
I have studied for a Bachelor Arts in Hospitality Management and Bachelor of Arts In Policing Studies.
I think report writing and communication skills are essential for my job.
I am open to all education opportunities in terms of professional and self development. I have applied to undertake Garda Public Order and advanced driving training. I am also planning to take the Sergeant Exams.