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What are your interests?



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, 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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The Prison Service

The Prison Service

The Irish Prison Service oversees Irelands prison network. Its mission is to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for those committed to prison.

There are 14 institutions in the Irish Prison System, 11 "closed" institutions which are what most imagine when they think of prisons. The remaining three are open or semi-open facilities.

Working as a prison officer is a challenging role, in an often-difficult environment. You need to be physically fit person with a strong sense of integrity, team work and safety. You also need to possess the belief that each person has the potential to be a better person and be willing to help them achieve this. The prison service also has need for other skilled professions, including psychologists and administrators.

Occupations in The Prison Service
(sorted by Job Zone)

Prison Officer

Provides and maintains a safe, secure and humane environment for the confinement of all persons committed to prison in accordance with the law.