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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Helicopter Patrol Vessel

The Naval Service operates one HPV, L.É. EITHNE. She was built in Verlome Dockyard in Cork and was commissioned into service in 1984. L.É. EITHNE patrols the Irish EEZ and over the years she has completed numerous foreign deployments.

Ships Characteristics
Type Helicopter Patrol Vessel
Length 80.0m
Beam 12m
Draught 4.3m
Main Engines

2 X Ruston 12RKC Diesels

6,800 HP

2 Shafts

Speed 18 knots
Range 7000 Nautical Miles @ 15 knots
Crew 55 (6 Officers)
Commissioned 7 December 1984
Weaponary Aboard
Main Armament

Bofors 57mm Canon
LIOD Fire Control System

Secondary Armament 2 X 20mm Rheinmetall Canon
Small Arms

Various small arms ranging from:
9mm Pistol to 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Gun

Our Helicopter Patrol Vessels

L.É. EITHNE was built in Ireland as a Helicopter Patrol Vessel. In the summer of 1986 L.É. EITHNE scored a notable first, by becoming the first Irish Naval Ship to cross the Atlantic, when she sailed to the United States, visiting Hamilton, New York and Boston.


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Friday14th July 2017 - The Defence Forces to Commence Changing of the Guard Ceremonies

12.05pm - The Defence Forces to Commence Changing of the Guard Ceremonies for 2017 at the National Memorial, Merrion Square[more]

13th July 2017 - Naval Service Officer Commissioning Ceremony

13th July 2017, 2pm - Naval Service Officer Commissioning Ceremony & Deployment of LÉ WB Yeats to Mediterranean[more]