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Next Garda Recruitment Campaign 

Give yourself the BEST chance of success in next Garda recruitment campaign with our renowned preparation courses.

Prepare for all the recruitment stages with our complete package (currently on special offer): Garda Complete Package

Prepare for the Stage 1 aptitude tests with our Stage 1 preparation course

2025 Garda Recruitment Campaign

Approximately 6,380 people applied to be a Garda under the recent competitive recruitment campaign which closed for applications on 8th Feb 2024.  The 2024 competition was the first following the Government’s decision to increase the entry age limit to apply to become a Garda trainee from 35 years to 50. Almost 37% of applicants for the 2024 competition were from people aged between 35 and 49. The competitive selection process involves a number of stages including online aptitude tests (Stage 1), competency based interview (Stage 2), and a fitness test (Stage 3). The force has stated that it intends to run recruitment campaigns on an annual basis to ensure a steady stream of trainees entering the Garda college.

The next campaign is expected in 2025. Stay informed of the next Garda recruitment campaign by signing up to our FREE Job Alert.

Start preparing for the 2025 campaign with our renowned courses today!

98.8% Recommend our Garda Course

(based on our most recent 2024 Garda customer survey)

Our Garda Preparation Courses

We have undoubtedly established ourselves as Ireland’s leading provider of Garda recruitment preparation courses, with over 35 years of experience, we have helped thousands of candidates just like you to succeed in the selection stages of Garda recruitment campaigns.

To help you prepare for the recruitment campaign, we have researched, developed, and formatted our best Garda assessment preparation courses to date. Our courses will provide you with the best opportunity to achieve your dream career with An Garda Síochána. 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.

Career Services courses are extremely well laid out and easy to follow and use. They are very insightful and will help any candidate with their preparation for aptitude tests and for interview preparation, it will be the best money you will spend to get the career you want.

Michael (2024 Garda campaign)

I found the preparation very useful, especially the scenario based questions and the written exercise as I would have had no idea what the expectations were in the actual assessment. There was an abundance of practice examples for the aptitude test. I was able to practice as much as I liked and felt very prepared before the actual Garda assessment.10/10

Niamh (2024 Garda campaign)

Career Services is a brilliant online learning facility. It is extremely ideal for preparing for online exams and gives you the opportunity to do mock exams. I found it very informative and well laid out.

Abbie (2024 Garda campaign)

Its essential to enrol with Career Services as they provide the best preparation for all aspects of joining the guards. I completed stage 1 and found it to be extremely informative and challenging.

Mary (2024 Garda campaign)

Very happy with package, lots of resources and good video explanations. Helped a lot with preparing for aptitude tests especially written exercise. Will continue to use and would highly recommend to anyone.

Johnny (2024 Garda campaign)

I would highly recommend Career Services to prepare for the Garda selection process. The course material is well organised and easy to access making it a smooth process in getting prepared and building up your confidence.

Jerome (2024 Garda campaign

The numerical was excellent, broken down for it to be easily understood, as I haven't been part of any mathematics learning in nearly 20 years.

Barry (2024 Garda campaign)

Career Services are very professional in every aspect. From the phone call to the contents of the courses. They take any comment or suggestions on board. I would highly recommend them.

Ruairi (2024 Garda campaign)

Rachael Hollinshead, Co. Roscommon

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John, Co. Meath

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Diana Munteanu, Dublin

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Approximately 30% of serving members have used Career Services!

Stages of Garda Preparation

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Garda – Stage 1 Aptitude Tests

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Garda – Stage 2 Interview

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Garda – Stage 3 Fitness Test

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Garda Career Information

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Please note: We are not affiliated with An Garda Síochána or the Public Appointments Service (the official recruiter) and our courses are optional.