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dc.contributor.authorWhelan, Ray
dc.contributor.authorFeeney, Sharon
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-30T11:49:45Z
dc.date.available2021-04-30T11:49:45Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationWhelan, R. and Feeney, S. (2020) ‘An investigation into the transferable skills of non-commissioned officers (NCOs) in the defence forces of Ireland (army only) on retirement’, DBS Business Review, 3. doi: 10.22375/dbr.v3i0.56.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://esource.dbs.ie/handle/10788/4271
dc.description.abstractThe Irish Defence Forces currently employs approximately 8,750 personnel, with some 7,300 employed in the army. Approximately 3,139 Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) have changed career paths into civilian roles between the years 2000-2015. Many of these individuals found the transition from a military career to a civilian career challenging, despite having obtained some useful transferable skills. One of the most pertinent challenges has been the lack of any appreciation by employers of the range of transferrable skills that were gained by NCOs during their military careers. This paper aims to identify what transferable skills contribute to the transition from a military career to a civilian career from the perspective of a small sample of former army NCOs. The methodology consists of a qualitative study involving semi-structured interviews with key personnel who previously served in the Irish Defence Forces. The findings indicate that the range of transferable skills gained in a military career have important and timely relevance to careers in a civilian context. Recommendations are proposed in relation to how the Defence Forces might assist retiring personnel to target civilian employers and jobs.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDBS Library Pressen
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dc.source.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.22375/dbr.v3i0.56en
dc.subjectDefence Forcesen
dc.subjectCareer Transitionen
dc.subjectTransferable Skillsen
dc.titleAn investigation into the transferable skills of non-commissioned officers (NCOs) in the defence forces of Ireland (Army only) on retirementen
dc.typeArticleen
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