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What are your interests?

Social?

Social

The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Who An Garda Sí­ochána Recruit

Who An Garda Sí­ochána Recruit

Career opportunities for school leavers.

The same opportunities are available to school leavers as to graduates. These are outlined below.

Applicants must be 18 years of age but not yet 35 years of age on midnight of the closing date for the competition specified in the advertising campaign to which the admission relates.

Career opportunities for college graduates.

The same opportunities are available to anybody that meets the qualification requirements. 

Applicants must be 18 years of age but not yet 35 years of age on midnight of the closing date for the competition specified in the advertising campaign to which the admission relates.

Career opportunities for experienced talent.

The same opportunities are available to anybody that meets the qualification requirements.

Applicants must be 18 years of age but not yet 35 years of age on midnight of the closing date for the competition specified in the advertising campaign to which the admission relates.

Career opportunities for adults wishing to return to work.

The same opportunities are available to anybody that meets the qualification requirements. 

Applicants must be 18 years of age but not yet 35 years of age on midnight of the closing date for the competition specified in the advertising campaign to which the admission relates.

Opportunities for those wishing to gain work experience.

An Garda Síochána facilitates work experience where possible for Students during Transition Year at secondary level only.

Students interested in work experience should write to their local Chief Superintendent in the Division in which they live (contact local Garda Station for details).

The application should include a letter from the relevant school outlining that the student is insured. It should also outline the students name, address, date of birth and previous addresses. The dates of the proposed placement should be outlined and as much notice as possible should be given to arrange a placement.

Students should note that work experience will be in the administrative area and that it will not be possible to provide work experience in the operational Garda field.

The phone number of your local Garda Station is available on the Garda website www.garda.ie.