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Career change - Unsure of what direction to go with my skill set

  • 17-08-2022 11:16pm
    Registered Users Posts: 20


    I was wondering if I could pick some brains, I have been a garda for 15 years, prior to that I had worked in banking and a family law firm.

    I am considering a career change and I just need some inspiration on what avenue I can pursue? Are the skills I have from policing transferable to any other sector?

    I have heard suggestions such as Investigations for Insurance Companies, other than that I would welcome any suggestions.

    I am open to upskilling or furthering my education also. I am just a bit stumped at the moment.

    thanks in advance!


  • Registered Users Posts: 265 ✭✭2 fast

    Compliance/fraud in banking

    Something completely different like community or social care

    Go into IT fraud or investigations or security

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,829 ✭✭✭3DataModem

    I know some who have moved into security roles at larger businesses (retail, banking, etc). Specifically arranging security for warehouses and other premises.

    Insurance investigation is generally contracted out by insurance companies, not sure how they find them i.e. if there are agencies.

  • Registered Users Posts: 169 ✭✭lisnsooz

    Late reply so apologies for this, but social work? With your experience you might get into a masters programme but its 2 yrs to do and pay for. I did policing years ago and liked a lot of it but felt it wasnt ticking all the boxes i wanted, that i found in social work.