Current Defence Forces Vacancies

The Defence Forces are recruiting in the following areas:

10th Potential Officers Course

A Potential officers course will be held in 2018 in Cadet School, Military College, Defence Forces Training Centre. This course will be open to serving candidates from the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps. All successful candidates will be commissioned in the Army or Air Corps Admin and Logs (ACAL).

Terms and Conditions for this competition will be made available through units and formations.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted here at military.ie and through the chain of command simultaneously.

Make and Expression of Interest Application


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


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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Online Application through Irish

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


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.