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Social?

Social

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Sectors

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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
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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Posted by: An Garda Sí­ochána
What the Garda Reserve 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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Posted by: Garda Reserve
Career Opportunities with the Defence Forces
Career Opportunities with the Defence Forces

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

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Posted by: Defence Forces
Working with 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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Posted by: An Garda Sí­ochána
About the Irish Defence Forces
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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Posted by: Defence Forces

Videos in this Sector...

Niamh Briggs - Garda
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Tom Tooher - Lieutenant - Army
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Rodney Cadden, Margaret Daly & David McLoughlin - Garda Reserve
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