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TY Students and School Visits

Transistion Year Students

Transition Year Work Experience

The Defence Forces conducts work experience for transition year students normally twice a year; once in spring and once in autumn. Due to operational and training commitments, transition year work experience is only conducted during these periods. Transition year work experience is co-ordinated through Manpower Offices at Brigade Headquarters for the Army, and through Manpower Offices at The Air Corps and Naval Service Headquarters.

Due to the high number of transition year applications, it is important that applicants follow the application procedure and submit the required documentation on time. The following are the steps in the application process:

  1. Interested students should inform their TY co-ordinator / work experience co-ordinator that they wish apply for a placement with the Defence Forces.
  2. The TY co-ordinator / work experience co-ordinator should email the nearest Defence Forces Manpower (Recruitment) Office stating that they have students interested in the Defence Forces transition year work experience programme.
  3. The Manpower Office will send details of the programme to the TY co-ordinator including: application forms, and instructions that the school and student must complete and return to the Manpower Office.
  4. The local Manpower Office will inform applicants if they have been successful or not.

Contact Information

1 Brigade Manpower Office (for area of Kilkenny / Cork / Limerick / Galway)
Address:Manpower Officer
Headquarters 1 Brigade,
Collins Barracks,
T23 VA02
Gen Enquiries:
(021) 451 4000 - Collins Barracks
(021) 451 4108

2 Brigade Manpower Office (for area of Dublin / Athlone / Donegal / Dundalk)

Manpower Officer
Headquarters 2 Brigade,
Cathal Brugha Barracks,
Dublin 6
D06 RX00
Office:(01) 804 6000

Air Corps Manpower Office
Address:Manpower Officer
Air Corps Headquarters,
Casement Aerodrome
Co. Dublin
D22 X2Y4
Office:01 403 7561 

Midlands Area (DFTC) Manpower Office
Address:Manpower Officer
Headquarters DFTC
Ceannt Barracks,
Curragh Camp,
Co Kildare
Office:(045) 44 5021

Naval Service Manpower Office

Manpower Officer
Naval Headquarters,
Naval Base,
Co Cork
P24 FY71
Office:Lo-Call 1890 262828 or 021 486 4732

School Visits to Military Barracks

All visits from schools/clubs to Military Barracks are coordinated and sanctioned through the Department of Defence Property Management Office.

Please apply directly to: (Tel: 00 353 45 492463) where you will be provided with the necessary information to arrange your visit.

Requests for Defence Forces Personnel to visit Schools/Clubs or Local Events

All requests for Defence Forces personnel to visit schools for career/information talks or for Defence Forces personnel to participate in local events, must be sanctioned through the Department of Defence Community Support Office.

Please apply directly to (Tel: 00353 505 25336) and cc the DF Recruitment Office and they will provide you with the necessary information to arrange the visit.