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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 Oisin McGrath from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:
If you are seriously considering applying for the Air Corps you should check the pre-required Leaving Certificate subjects as outlined in the cadetship booklet. This is very important!!
Also, if applying you should get the details of the fitness test from the cadetship booklet and make sure you can do each of the disciplines well before the fitness test...a lot of people fail this part of the application process, and it can be passed easily!
If possible, you should organise a visit to Baldonnel through somebody that you know or maybe even your school...just to get familiar with the aircraft and to see the daily operation of the Air Corps.
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Emilia Gilroy, Garda
Emilia Gilroy is a Garda stationed in Tallaght, Dublin. She is originally from Poland and graduated from Templemore Garda College in 2015. As her career within the organisation progresses Emilia hopes to undertake a course in specialist interviewing.
In school I was not choosing any particular subjects to suit my career. I just did what I liked. When I went to college I studied Political science, but I never finished this course.
Leaving Cert as it is the basic requirement for joining An Garda Síochána.
As a new recruit I still have the whole career ahead of me and I hope to be able to undertake as much training as possible. In particular I’d like to do a driving and specialist interviewer’s courses.