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 is now accepting applications for General Service in both the Army and Naval Service.

We live in a world of diversity; the Defence Forces require men and women from all backgrounds that possess a strong sense of duty, enjoy working as part of a team, and are looking for a rewarding yet challenging career.

Army applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 25 years of age on the closing date for applications.

Naval Service applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 27 years of age on the closing date for applications.

 

Both Competitions will Launch on Monday 26th March 2018 and Close Sunday 22nd April 2018.

When making an application for General Service Recruitment applicants should be aware that the areas of responsibility that applicants apply to are as follows:

1 Brigade - Cork Interview Centre

Cork, Carlow, Clare, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Offaly, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford

2 Brigade - Dublin/Curragh Interview Centre

Dublin, Cavan, Donegal, Kildare, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo, Westmeath and Wicklow.

Where possible we will facilitate applicants to conduct fitness testing & interview at a location closest to their home.

Read more about the Army Recruits

Read more about the Naval Service Recruit


Officer Cadetships 2018

We live in a world of diversity; the Defence Forces needs men and women from all backgrounds. Play your part.

The Defence Forces are now accepting applications for Officer Cadetships.

  • Army Line
  • Army Engineer
  • Army Equitation
  • Army Ordnance
  • Air Corps Pilot
  • Naval Service Operations
  • Naval Service Electrical Engineer
  • Naval Service Marine Engineer

Candidates must be 18 years of age or above and under 27 years of age on  the 1st September 2018

Closing date for applications is 29th April 2018

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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.

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The Air Corps is now accepting applications for the Apprentice Military Aircraft Technician scheme. We are looking for motivated people who enjoy working as part of a Team.

Successful candidates will become an integral part of the Air Corps maintenance team providing technical support to the Air Corps fleet.

Successful candidates will graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Military Aviation Technology Level 7 (Tech), accredited by the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).

Read the Terms and Conditions for this Competition (760 Kb PDF)

Read more about Air Corps Technicians

The closing date for this competition 23.59Hrs on May 25th, 2018.


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