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 Peter Clifford from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:

Peter Clifford

Probationer Garda

An Garda Síochána

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Peter Clifford
To get physically fit for the entrance tests and also for the demanding physical nature of the job. Also I would tell people to enjoy themselves before they join as it’s a job for at least 30 years.

I would also informl people about the variety of avenues people can get into when they have completed their training. There really is a career for every person regardless of where their interests lie. There is so many specialised units and prospects.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Posted on November 15, 2017

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Nov 10th 2017: Erasmus for Security week long conference concluded today at GTI. Excellent work on Multiculturalism in the Classroom and Workplace by delegates from The Netherlands, Finland, UK, Hungary and Ireland.
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Nov 8th 2017: More Erasmus+ action with our 8 Turkish students who are with us for a month in our Media Department:
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Nov 8th 2017: Erasmus+ Information session for GTI Fashion students today on upcoming Tenerife Placement: Facebook Twitter 

Nov 7th 2017: Specialist Colour Education Training day with L’Oreal for our Second Year Hairdressing students: Facebook Twitter 

Nov 5th 2017: Erasmus+ success for our GTI Soccer sporting students as they return home tomorrow following a successful 3 week placement in Glasgow: Facebook Twitter 

Nov 1st: Nursing students with teacher Maire O'Neill at Petersburg Adventure Centre recently: Facebook  Twitter


College awareness week: POISE Holistic Massage and reflexology: 21st Nov - 9.30am- 11am POISE Salon, Room 11, GTI. Cost €15, in aid of JIGSAW.

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