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

Peter Clifford

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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.
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

New Course - Equine Business and Horsemanship

Equine Business and Horsemanship

A one year level 5 training course for the horse industry or for university courses in the Equine area.

This new one year course would both prepare students for the ever expanding Irish equine industry and provides students with the knowledge and skills relating to the horse industry. The education & training on this course works to enable the student who love horses to pursue a career in the horse industry or continue their studies at third level in the equine area. By changing their combination of modules, students can avail of business or Animal Care award and continue to third level to study in one of these areas.

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Starting September 2017. Interviews 31st May.

Phone 018026577, email dunboynecollege@lmetb.ie or apply online here.

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