A Career in the Army
Working for the Team
Air Corps Cadetship
Have a Career as a Pilot in the Air Corps?
A Career in the Naval Service
Are you suitable for a life in the Navy?
Reserve Defence Forces
Doing your bit.....................
A Career in Military Music
Would you like to play in a Military Band
A Career in the Equitation School
Do you possess good horsemanship skills?
A Career as a Defence Forces Groom
Interested in a career as a Military Groom?
Military Life - Sport
Contributing to Fighting Spirit, Morale and Personal Development
2013 Cadetship Competition
The Defence Forces are looking for candidates with leadership potential, commitment, a sense of duty and a high level of physical fitness, in order to fill essential appointments in the Army (to include the Equitation School), Naval Service and the Air Corps.
Applications are invited from school leavers and graduates who will be not less than 18 years of age and under 28 years of age on 07 October 2013.
Applications for the 2013 Officer Cadet Competition are only being accepted online and only from candidates who meet the minimum educational and other essential qualifying criteria.
Closing Date is Sunday 26th May 2013
Read more Information about the Competition
Defence Forces Applications
The Defence Forces is now accepting applications from qualified Doctors for careers in the Defence Forces Medical Corps.
Find out more about Medical Doctors and this competition
The Defence Forces are still NOT accepting any NEW applications for general service in the Defence Forces.
Defend | Protect | Support
Joining the Irish Defence Forces means more than just becoming a soldier, sailor or airman. It means becoming part of an organisation where you are constantly challenged to push yourself to the limits of your physical ability but also an organisation that will challenge you mentally as well.
A career in the Defence Forces offers potential numerous and diverse fields of employment– Infantry Soldier, Air Traffic Controller, IT Specialist, Combat Medic, Ships Captain, Weapons Specialist to name just a few.
The Irish Defence Forces is looking for outgoing, confident and enthusiastic people to continue on the proud traditions that it has built up since its formation in 1922. If you feel that you can meet these challenges and excel then a career in the Irish Defence Forces could be for you.
The Defence Forces is a demanding career which involves large amounts of time away from home - either on exercise in Ireland and Europe or on operational deployment overseas with the United Nations, European Union or NATO.
Our personnel are physically and mentally prepared to meet the challenges of all military operations they are required to deploy on.Our equipment is modern, our training is rigorous and our leadership is based on system of mutual respect between the Officers and enlisted personnel.
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