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:
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.
What are your interests?
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.
Works on the different types of technology that enable us to communicate over distance, including satellite and cable systems, mobile phones, radio waves, the Internet and electronic mail. Also known as a Network Architect.
48k > 75k
Researches, designs, develops, or tests various automation, intelligent systems, smart devices, or industrial systems controls.
k > k
Find and diagnose faults in the electrical wiring and electrical/electronic parts of motor vehicles.
18k > 45k
Computer Systems Technician
Installs, maintains and repairs computer systems and computer hardware.
19k > 39k
Installs and maintains telecommunication lines, networks and equipment.
20k > 50k
Designs, installs, maintains and supports computer network systems that allow employees and organisations to communicate with each other, share files and resources and provide services.
30k > 60k
Has expertise in a wide range of manufacturing technologies and computer and management control systems.
25k > 60k
Engineers design, develop, improve and maintain a vast range of the technology that surrounds us, from sports trainers to roads, tunnels and bridges, and from light bulbs to space satellites.
25k > 50k
Automotive engineering is a branch of vehicle engineering which incorporates mechanical, electrical, electric and safety elements.
28k > 65k
Electrical Instrumentation Craftsperson
The Electrical Instrumentation craftsperson is concerned with the installation, commissioning and maintenance of electrical wiring systems and services.