Stage 1 of the Garda recruitment process involves online aptitude tests. We are Ireland’s longest serving and most experienced Garda test preparation providers. Give yourself the best chance at success with our renowned courses.
Budget 2022 announced that funding will be made available to the Department of Justice for the recruitment of 800 new Gardaí in 2022. In addition, 400 additional civilian staff will also be recruited. Budget 2021 provided funding for over 600 new Garda recruits in 2021 and consideration was being given to a recruitment campaign in Quarter 4 of 2021, so this remains a possibility. Unfortunately, we do not currently have any information on when exactly the next Garda Recruitment Campaign will take place. However, our Garda Stage 1 Online Course is now available to book and is excellent advanced preparation for the next campaign.
What is Stage 1 of Garda Recruitment?
After a new Garda Recruitment campaign is launched applications are taken by the Public Appointments Service on their website www.publicjobs.ie. The Public Appointments Service is the centralised recruiter for An Garda Síochána and they will process the candidates on their behalf. Eligible candidates that apply will be required undergo a competitive and rigorous selection process starting with Stage 1 which involves a number of psychometric tests. The psychometric tests or aptitude tests that are used in Stage 1 can vary in format depending on the test provider. Our experience and expertise in the psychometric tests that are used at Stage 1 of Garda recruitment campaigns is second to none.
Who we are
We are Ireland’s No. 1 Garda test preparation providers. We have an unparalleled and proven track record of success. There are thousands of serving members in An Garda Síochána that have successfully used our services. We have prepared the 1st placed candidates at Stage 1 in numerous Garda recruitment campaigns including the most recent 2019 campaign. We have been successfully preparing candidates for the Garda selection tests since they were introduced to the selection process in 1987!
This is a competitive recruitment campaign which attracts thousands of applicants, so getting a competitive edge is vital. This is what our preparation course gives you. We have spent hundreds of hours perfecting our Stage 1 Garda Aptitude Test Preparation Courses. Our Stage 1 Garda course will enable you to peak for the official Stage 1 online Garda assessments. Our preparation covers all of the test styles that have appeared in the last 25 years and will give you the best chance to move to the next stage.
This course is an exceptional preparation course which includes all of the Garda selection test styles that have been used in all previous campaigns including the most recent 2019 campaign. It is the perfect preparation for the next recruitment Garda competition.
The competition for the selection of Garda Trainees attracts a very high number of applicants in every campaign. 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.
Our courses are carefully designed by experts in the industry and in Garda Recruitment. We have been successfully preparing candidates for Garda Recruitment campaigns for over 30 years. No one else can come close to that experience.
Becoming a Garda is an exceptional career decision which is why only a select few will make it through the process. These candidates know the importance not only of preparation but of investing in the best preparation.
Becoming a member of An Garda Síochána is an exceptional career decision. It is a permanent position that offers a number of great benefits such as:
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 of 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.
Gardaí who have the required skills may apply for promotion to the role of Garda sergeant, and climb the ranks of an Garda Síochána. The Ranks of An Garda Síochána are:
→ Chief Superintendent
→ Assistant Commissioner
→ Deputy Commissioner
Think of preparation as one of the best investments you could ever make. You are giving yourself the best chance at success in the recruitment campaign and at gaining a great career with the following benefits:
This is a competitive process and often successful candidates are brought forward by order of merit. So, preparation is not just important in order to pass the Garda tests but also to maximise your scores in them. Candidates that prepare have an instant advantage.Garda Preparation Courses
What is it worth knowing that you are giving yourself the best opportunity to succeed in the assessments?
Our experience has shown us that the most serious applicants do not believe in taking shortcuts. Neither do we. We focus on providing the highest quality preparation and have done so for over 30 years. As a result, our courses are the best in the market.
Simply put, we give you the best opportunity of succeeding!
"I am currently waiting for the next intake class after passing all stages with an OOM in the 50s. I don't know how I would have fared without the help of Career Services. They gave a clear direction and strategy for doing well in the various stages. The course instructors were brilliant and helped with feedback and advice long after the courses were over. The work put in on your own time is massively important but with the direction of Career Services, you know what to aim at and how to hit it every time. I couldn't recommend the course and people involved more highly"
“I booked a course for Stage 1 in the Carlton this year, used your course online for Stage 2 and attended Stage 3 in Portlaoise. I want to thank you for your course as it immensely helped me and I subsequently passed my interview for the Garda Trainee 2019 on the 25th of November! I am 568 OOM. I would have no hesitation in recommending Careers Services should I know anyone applying”
"I did a Garda stage 1, 2 and 3 preparation course last year with ye, I started my training last week in Templemore and can honestly say I wouldn't be there if not for the preparation courses, the best money I ever spent thanks again"
"Just emailing in relation to the results I received yesterday from Stage 3 , I passed with an OOM of 150 , I had completed all 3 courses with ye this year and they were brilliant in guiding me through the process. A particular thanks to Ed and Patrick. I hope to be in the first batch into Templemore"
“I’m delighted to say all your help has been brilliant for my application this year. I passed each stage with ease and that was with the help and guidance you provided. I did stage 2 and 3 with you guys and it was the best money I’ve spent. I’m currently waiting to hear when I get to start in Templemore and I couldn’t be more excited and thankful for your help in getting me to here”
“Hi, I found the course very helpful and worthwhile, it was worth every penny. I passed my interview with no issue. The course was a great help to prepare for the interview, I felt so confident going in, I’m currently waiting on my intake date. Thanks for the help”