Featured Advice
What are your interests?



The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with 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.

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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.