An Garda Síochána
2018 Garda Recruitment Campaign
NOW OPEN: A New 2018 Garda Recruitment Campaign has been launched by the Minister for Justice. The closing date for applications is June 6th 2018. More information about the position as well as eligibility criteria etc., can be found in the 'Notes For Candidates' document issued by the Public Appointments Service here. Applications can only be made through the PAS website www.publicjobs.ie
Start your preparation for Stage 1 of the Garda recruitment campaign here
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Prepare for Success in the Competitive Selection Process
The competition for the selection of Garda Trainees attracts a very high number of applicants in every campaign and this year will be no different with some 5,000 applications expected. Accordingly, the selection process to become a Garda Trainee is rigorous, with candidates required to undertake a range of relevant assessment tests and exercises over a number of selection stages.
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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.
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 our current Garda Stage 1 preparation 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 course consists 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 usually undertaken at Stage 2. You will be able to practice the styles of aptitude tests undertaken at Stage 1 for the stage 2 resit 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
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.