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 Jack McGovern from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Jack McGovern

Garda Trainee

An Garda Síochána

Read more

  Jack McGovern
Get a degree in any area that you are interested in. It doesn't have to be directly related to sociology or Law. Apply to become a member of the Garda Reserve Gather life experience by travelling before you join.
Close

Realist?
Realist 
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

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.
All Courses
PLC Progression Routes
PLC Points Calculator
CAO Points Calculator
CAO Video Guide

Ballyhaise Agricultural College 
The Lir Academy 
Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute 
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Education Course Videos

<
Return to List
Education
Education
IT Sligo - Early Childhood Care Education



Courses related to this video..

 

This programme will equip students with a comprehensive knowledge base of all factors influencing children in contemporary society, including play, society, the family, diversity, creative studies (drama, music, art, dance, puppet making), children’s literature, sociology, psychology, primary education, social policy and law. The aim of the course is to deliver the skills required to improve the life outcomes of and opportunities for children.


Videos related to this sector
Mary Immaculate - Kate Hurley - Bachelor of Education 
DCU Bachelor Of Early Childhood Education 
UL Science with Concurrent Teacher Education - Overview 
Mary Immaculate - Cillian McHugh - B.Ed in Education & Pyschology 
UL Science with concurrent Teacher Education  
BA in Early Childhood Care & Education  
DCU School of Education Studies - Colette Greene 
St Angela's College - Disability Equality Studies 
UL Bachelor of Science in Physical Education  
UL Physical Education - Course Overview 
Studying at Mary Immaculate 
Mary Immaculate - Matthew Moran - BA Early Childhood Care & Education 
IT Sligo - Early Childhood Care Education  
DCU Fiontar - Micheál Ó Nualláin