When will the next Garda recruitment competition take place?
The most recent Garda recruitment campaign closed on March 16th 2022. The force recruited on a regular basis pre-pandemic in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and most recently in 2022. Budget 2023 announced funding for a 1,000 new Gardaí into Templemore next year and a new Garda recruitment campaign is expected to be launched in early 2023.
You can start preparing for the next Garda campaign now with our Stage 1 course. You will have access to the course up until after the Stage 1 assessments of the next Garda campaign whenever that may be. Those that apply when a Garda recruitment competition opens will be required to undertake aptitude tests in Stage 1 of the competition. Start preparing for success at your Stage 1 aptitude tests with our renowned Stage 1 ULTIMATE Preparation course today!
Below you will find everything you need to know about the Garda recruitment process.
But if you still have any questions, please just get in touch. Please note: We are not affiliated with An Garda Síochána or the Public Appointments Service (the official recruiter) and our courses are optional.
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