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Linguistic

The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, or story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

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Source: National Skills Bulletin

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...

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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
Entry Routes

The minimum age requirement for all entrants to the Defence Forces is 18 - applicants must be not less than 18 years of age and under 27 years (2018) on the 1st September on the year of application.

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Entry Routes
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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An Garda Sí­ochána
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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