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 David Fleming from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:
Learn about the Naval Service – look at the website, visit a ship alongside a port when they are open to the public, talk to any friends/family in the Naval Service, ring the Recruiting Office.
What are your interests?
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 sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?
In school I was very interested in history and business. Therefore I went on to study Business and Politics in Trinity College for 4 years.
As part of Accenture’s Strategy Group, I have been able to translate this degree into the real world and gain a greater understanding of Irish business operating in the multi-polar world. Therefore from a client perspective I can appreciate the external factors shaping Irish business.
I also think in choosing a degree with subjects that interested me, I could never settle in a job that didn’t. Accenture is a broad organisation that offers a lot of work variety for its employees.