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 Mark Spain from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


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If you are unsure I would recommend coming to an open day in the college and if possible also doing the Garda Reserve. It gives the best insight imaginable into the work of Gardaí.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Electronic engineering is used for the collection, processing and transmission of information.

The course involves theory, practice, and project work. The technical subjects are supported by a range of professional development modules which work on the individual’s ability to communicate, work in teams and understand business concepts. The programme is supported by well-equipped laboratories and workshops and department staff are drawn from a wide range of electronic engineering technologies.

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