Defence Forces launches new recruitment campaign

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 10:44am

Defence Forces launches new recruitment campaign

Defence Forces have launched a new recruitment campaign.

The Defence Forces has launched a new recruitment campaign.

Applications are being accepted for general service in the Army and Naval Service until Sunday, October 7 and applicants can apply via

New recruits will receive first class training in weapons handling, military tactics, team work and physical fitness. On completion of their induction training, personnel will have opportunities to serve Ireland both domestically and on overseas missions, undergo leadership training and choose from a broad spectrum of educational opportunities.

Commenting on the recruitment campaign, the Defence Forces Chief of Staff, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett DSM stated: “A career in the Defence Forces is an opportunity to serve Ireland, at home and internationally. It is a rewarding career that is an opportunity to serve Ireland and to receive world class training and education that will stand to you for the rest of your life. We hope to attract young men and women who want make a difference and to have an impact on the world.”

On completion of recruit and three star training, which takes an initial 17 weeks followed by a further 12 weeks training respectively, newly qualified 3 star Privates and their Naval Service equivalent, can expect minimum gross annual earnings of €27,000 (inclusive of military service allowance).

The Defence Forces are seeking to induct approximately 700 people across the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service this year through both of the General Service recruitment competitions, as well as Apprenticeships and Cadetships.



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