Military CareersApprentice Military Aircraft Technician

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).

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The closing date for this competition 23.59Hrs on August 10th, 2017.


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Defence Forces General Staff

The Chief of Staff (COS)

The Chief of Staff holds the rank of Vice Admiral and is assigned authority and responsibility by the Minister of Defence in respect of all staff duties connected with the executive management of the Defence Forces. The Chief of Staff is responsible for Strategic Planning and Public Relations in particular.

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Deputy and Assistant Chiefs of Staff (DCOS)

The remaining duties, which are executive in nature, are delegated to the two Deputy Chiefs of Staff. The both hold the rank of Major General.

Deputy Chief of Staff Operations (D COS Ops) is tasked with operational matters.
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Deputy Chief of Staff Support (D COS Sp) is tasked with military support matters.
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Assistant Chief of Staff Support (ACOS Sp) is tasked with military support matters. 
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Ceremonial Guard

The National Mounument

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The Badge Design

The Badge design (common to all Corps and Services and all orders of dress) is derived from the badge of the Irish Volunteers and was designed by Professor Eoin MacNeill, Chairman of the National Executive of the Irish Volunteers. This badge was originally adopted by the Irish Volunteers in October 1914. [Read more]