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The Reserve Defence Forces is now accepting applications for Army Reserve and Naval Service Reserve.

We are looking for men and women from all backgrounds who enjoy working as part of a team.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and not more than 35 years of age on date of enlistment (We cannot accept applications from persons under 18 years of age).

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Naval Service Appointments

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 closing date for this competition is 23:59hrs on 31st December, 2016.

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Air Corps Trainee Military Aircraft Technician

The Air Corps is now accepting applications for the Trainee 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).

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The closing date for this competition 23.59Hrs on September 4, 2016.

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Applications through Irish

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

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