Current Defence Forces Vacancies

The Defence Forces are recruiting in the following areas:

Medical Doctors

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 School of Music is currently recruiting instrumentalists for vacancies in the three Defence Forces military bands. Applications are invited from musicians who currently have a minimum playing standard of Grade 7 and who are interested in the challenging and varied musical life that a career in the Defence Forces School of Music offers.

Military instrumentalists are full-time musicians whose primary role is to service the musical requirements of state and military ceremonial. Defence Forces military bands also perform an immensely varied repertoire of concert and ceremonial music at concerts and community events throughout Ireland and abroad.

Applicants must be not less than 18 years of age and under 28 years of age on 29/06/18.

Read the Terms and Conditions (PDF) >>

Competition Closes at 23:59hrs on the 29th June 2018.


Naval Service Direct Entry Officers

The Naval Service has a number of opportunities for Bridge Watchkeeping Officers (Operations Branch), Marine Engineering Officers and Electrical Engineer Officers.

These are vital positions and we are looking for highly motivated individuals who combine professional skills with leadership ability and the desire to take their careers to exciting new places.

Terms and Conditions May 2018 >>

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Careers Information

Cadetships

The Defence Forces are NOT accepting applications for cadetships at this time.

Please Note:  

Applications forms for entry into the Defence Forces are only available through the online application form on this site.

The online application form for enlistment is only available when recruitment competitions are open.

There is NO access to the online application form when recruitment is closed.

General Service

The Defence Forces are NOT accepting applications for General Service at this time.

Please Note:

Application forms for entry into the Defence Forces are only available through the online application form on this site.

The online application form for enlistment is only available when recruitment competitions are open. There is NO access to the online application form when recruitment is closed. 


Applications Through Irish

To make any application through Irish send an email to recruitment@defenceforces.ie to request an application form.