An Garda Síochána
Next Garda Recruitment Campaign (2018)
Whilst we cannot be sure when An Garda Síochána will decide to open their next recruitment campaign, indications are that there will be another recruitment drive next year. The 2017 budget announced that resources would be made available to allow for the recruitment of an additional 800 Gardaí during 2018. This is in line with the forces commitment to continuous recruitment in order to fulfil their target for the force.
If you would like to be notified of when the next Garda Recruitment campaign is launched simply sign up to our Free Job Alert Service and we will alert you when we hear of the next campaign launch.
You can also begin your preparation for Stage 1 of the next Garda recruitment campaign here
Garda Recruitment 2017
To help you prepare for the recruitment campaign, we have researched, developed, and formatted our best Garda preparation course to date. Our Garda Complete Package will provide you with the best opportunity to achieve your dream career with An Garda Síochána. To find out more, click on Preparation Courses
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The Start of Your Journey
Thank you for your interest in using Career Services as your portal to starting your career with An Garda Síochána. Career Services are the leaders and longest established preparation course providers in Ireland for a large variety of careers. Since 1987, our specialised preparation courses for aptitude tests, entrance exams and structured interviews have been helping thousands of candidates gain entry into careers like An Garda Síochána, Prison Officers, Firefighters, Defence Forces, Mature Student Nurses, Paramedics, ESB Apprenticeships, etc.
But perhaps most importantly, it is a position that is respected by people up and down the country because as a Garda, you will be making a proactive contribution by building relationships and trust within the community.
Unfortunately, it is not easy to become a member of An Garda Síochána. To do this, you must prove yourself by navigating through a rigorous selection process. This process will not be made any easier by the vast numbers of people who will be applying for the recruitment campaign due to the recent economic situation.
However, you may feel comforted by the fact that since 1987, thousands of candidates have successfully availed our services before you. These candidates are now either serving members of An Garda Síochána or are students currently attending the Garda Training College in Templemore. We fully recognise that our very best advertisements are the recurring recommendations that these individuals provide to members of the public on an on-going basis. In fact, we encourage you to ask members of An Garda Síochána about our services. We are confident that they will endorse our position as the most successful Garda preparation course providers in Ireland.
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The Stages and Preparation
See here for Garda Stage 1 preparation and current courses: Garda Stage 1 Preparation Courses
To help candidates succeed in Stage 2 , we provide our Garda Stage 2 preparation courses. Our Garda Stage 2 preparation courses focus on Report Writing & Job Simulation Exercises. In addition our customers gain access to our e-learning platform which will provide them with access to exclusive online practice aptitude tests.
The courses will consist of a classroom based course and access to our online e-Learning platform for additional practice material. The classroom based course will concentrate on The Report Writing Exercises and Job Simulation Exercises as these are the new assessments added to Stage 2. You will be able to practice The Verbal Reasoning and Inductive Thinking/Discovering Rules on our online e-Learning platform as you will already be familiar with the concepts of these assessments from Stage 1. In addition, there will be Report writing Exercises on our e-Learning platform as part of the Report Writing preparation.
See here for Garda Stage 2 preparation and current courses: Garda Stage 2 Preparation
Garda Stage 3 Interview Course Overview
Stage 3 of the Garda Recruitment campaign is a competency based interview. During our Garda Stage 3 Interview preparation course all aspects of the Stage 3 Garda Interview will be fully analysed and discussed by professionals with the highest relevant qualifications and experience in Stage 3 of the Garda Recruitment Process. Our courses provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to ensure a positive learning environment and we find this also encourages questioning from students providing for a clear understanding for the whole class. The course also provides a great opportunity to meet other applicants and this allows for sharing of experiences and works towards building confidence and motivation.