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Naturalist?

Naturalist

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.

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About

Every state needs to protect its citizens. In Ireland, national security, intelligence and law enforcement is the responsibility of the Irish police force - An Garda Síochána. There is also a large private security sector, providing protection for homes, businesses and large public events or bouncers for pubs.

Skills

    communication, initiative, adaptability, managing resources, time management, prioritising work, leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, decision making, enforcing laws and regulations, negotiation, people management, problem solving, developing relationships,

Key Facts

800 
new recruits to the Defence Forces targeted in 2018
800 
new gardaí to be recuited in 2018
34,539
number of security personal registered with the Private Security Authority
1,342
number of companies providing security services registered with the Private Security Authority

Advice from Experts...

If you want to know more about working in the in the sector, hear what the experts have to say.

What An Garda Sí­ochána Do

An Garda Síochána is the national police service of Ireland. The Mission of An Garda Síochána is Working with Communities to Protect and Serve.

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What An Garda Sí­ochána Do
What the Garda Reserve Do

The Garda Reserve is a voluntary, unpaid body, drawn from the community to assist the existing Service at times when extra personnel are required

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What the Garda Reserve Do
Career Opportunities with the Defence Forces

Many varied Career opportunities exist in the Army, Navy Service and the Air Corps.

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Career Opportunities with the Defence Forces
Working with An Garda Sí­ochána

The Garda Síochána College provides education/training from Trainee Garda stage up to the development of Officers at the highest level. Gardaí throughout the Service are supported in their duties by a number of specialist units, with membership of these units is open to all members of the Garda Service on completion of three years in mainstream operational police duties.

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Working with An Garda Sí­ochána
About the Irish Defence Forces

The Defence Forces’ mission is: “To contribute to the security of the State by providing for the military defence of its territorial integrity and to fulfill all roles assigned by Government, through the deployment of well-motivated and effective Defence Forces.”

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