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 Jack McGovern from An Garda Sí­ochána to give some advice for people considering this job:

Jack McGovern

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Get a degree in any area that you are interested in. It doesn't have to be directly related to sociology or Law. Apply to become a member of the Garda Reserve Gather life experience by travelling before you join.
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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of 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.
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Kerry College of Further Education is located on the Clash Road in Tralee, adjacent to the institute of Technology south campus and is within a two minute walk of Tralee Sports and Leisure Complex.

Kerry College of Further Education has a long and very successful tradition as the leading provider of further education in Kerry. As part of Kerry Education & Training Board (KETB), we are committed to providing a quality education service with equal opportunity for people of all ages and abilities.

For those wishing to continue or return to education we offer a wide variety of Post-Leaving Certificate and other courses. These courses offer ideal preparation for those choosing a career path leading directly to employment or a progression route to Higher Education. Many of our courses are linked to courses at the Institute of Technology Tralee with whom we have a close relationship.

Formal Certification is provided by QQI and other awarding bodies. Kerry College of Further Education also offers a comprehensive night class programme.

Every effort is made to ensure a friendly environment at Kerry College of Further Education. There is a welcoming and supportive atmosphere to enable all to develop their full potential for life and work. The dedicated and caring staff at the college offer students every help to succeed.

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