The 2017 Garda Trainee recruitment campaign is now open for applications . The closing date this year is Thursday 1st June. There is to be an intake of up to 800 trainee Gardaí.
An Garda Síochána is the national police and security service of Ireland. Its mission is to deliver professional policing and security services with the trust, confidence and support of the people we serve.
Includes, but is not limited to the following functions:
- Ensuring our nation’s security;
- The prevention and detection of crime;
- Enhancing community safety;
- Reducing the incidence of fatal and serious injuries on our roads and improving road safety;
- Working with communities to prevent anti-social behaviour;
- Promoting an inter-agency approach to problem solving and improving the overall quality of life.
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Requirements - find out more here
- You must be medically and physically ﬁt.
- Have a dedicated sense of community spirit.
- Be empathetic and passionate about helping other people.
Who should apply
- Men and women who are involved in giving back to their community through voluntary work whether that is through the Garda Reserve, Reserve Defence Forces, Civil Defence or any other voluntary organisations.
- Women and individuals from minority groups are especially encouraged consider a career in policing.
The ideal candidate should be:
- Well organised
- Have a keen attention to detail.
- Applicants must be 18 years of age but not yet 35 years of age on midnight of the 1st June, 2017 (i.e. born between 31st May 1982 and 1 st June 1999).
Candidates must by the closing date have achieved one of the following:
(a) Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum grade D3 in five subjects at Ordinary Level*
(b) A Level 5 Certificate (Major award) on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ),
(c) A recognised qualification (at Level 5 or greater), comparable to the above as determined by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
(d) Proven proficiency in two languages one of which must be Irish or English (i.e. have the relevant grades in the Irish Leaving Certificate; or for English or Irish through assessments as set out by the Public Appointments Service. Please click here for further information.
Note: Foundation Level Leaving Certificate subjects are not considered equivalent for entry to this competition.
In certain cases, a Pass in the Leaving Certificate Applied may be deemed equivalent to an Ordinary Leaving Certificate.
Candidates should read the full and detailed application criteria - Click here to read campaign information handbook.
Entrants to An Garda Síochána undertake the BA in Applied Policing (D-157) at the Garda College in Templemore. This is a 2-year programme.
How to apply
Application is made online via PublicJobs.ie. Closing date for applications Thursday 1st June, 2017
Click here to acccess the online application process.
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