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What are your interests?



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.

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The Prison Service

The Prison Service

The Irish Prison Service oversees Irelands prison network. Its mission is to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for those committed to prison.

There are 14 institutions in the Irish Prison System, 11 "closed" institutions which are what most imagine when they think of prisons. The remaining three are open or semi-open facilities.

Working as a prison officer is a challenging role, in an often-difficult environment. You need to be physically fit person with a strong sense of integrity, team work and safety. You also need to possess the belief that each person has the potential to be a better person and be willing to help them achieve this. The prison service also has need for other skilled professions, including psychologists and administrators.

Occupations in The Prison Service
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Prison Officer

Provides and maintains a safe, secure and humane environment for the confinement of all persons committed to prison in accordance with the law.