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 Tom Tooher from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

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Look up the Defence Forces website at www.military.ie and talk to serving personnel. If its possible try to visit a barracks.

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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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Contact Name:
European Movement Ireland
Address:
8 Lower Fitzwilliam Street
Dublin, 2
Email:
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EU Careers

Looking for a challenging career in a dynamic environment?

EU Institutions are always looking for people who are ready to face challenges and make a difference for Europe. Irish citizens have an impressive track record in securing high level positions in the EU Institutions, including Directors General, Heads of Cabinet, not to mention the last 2 Secretaries General.

However, in recent years the level of awareness of opportunities has dropped and the number of applications from Ireland has fallen. Typically applications from Ireland for the annual graduate in-take have amounted to 500, or less.

The European Union Institutions offer an international career to ambitious and capable people. Based in the heart of Europe, you will encounter a fast-moving international environment and the chance to make a real and lasting difference. The EU Institutions serve 500 million people in 27 member states, so you can expect exceptional scope and scale.

If you are a final year student or Graduate, you can apply for entry-level positions in various fields, which are the starting point to an exciting and truly European career. The EU Institutions regularly recruit Graduates with work experience, administrative personnel and experienced professionals in a wide range of fields as well as translators and interpreters.

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