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When is the next Garda Recruitment

2024 Garda Recruitment Campaign 

An Garda Síochána launched a Garda Recruitment campaign in January 2024.

Deadline for applications was 3.00pm Thursday 8th February 2024

Selection Process will include: Aptitude Tests, Competency Based Interview (via Zoom) & Fitness Test

Those that applied will be required to be successful at a number of competitive stages including the Stage 1 online aptitude tests, Stage 2 competency based interview and Stage 3 fitness test.

Give yourself the BEST chance of success with our renowned preparation courses.

Is it too late to start preparing?
Absolutely not! This is the time to prepare. Those that apply will be required to be successful at a number of stages including the Stage 1 online aptitude tests, Stage 2 competency based interview and Stage 3 fitness test. Stage 1 of the recruitment process (the aptitude tests) will not take place for a number of weeks (March) following the opening of applications so there is ample time to prepare.

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

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How do I apply?

Candidates can apply on the Public Appointments Service website when a new competition opens.

Am I eligible to join?

Eligibility criteria is outlined in a document called ‘Notes for Applicants’ which is an Information Booklet released by the centralised recruiter, the Public Appointments Service. The eligibility requirements tend to remain consistent from year to year. See here for an outline of the Garda recruitment entry requirements:  Garda Entry Requirements

An Exceptional Career Decision

Maybe you are considering a career as a Garda just recently or maybe you have wanted to be a Garda for as long as you can remember, either way becoming a Garda is an exceptional career decision.

 Members of An Garda Síochaná operate on the front line and provide a proactive contribution to the areas and communities in which they serve. It is a very rewarding career with attractive benefits such as an incremental pay scale with additional allowances and overtime, an option to retire after 30 years’ service, a public service pension – lump sum & 50% of your average wage for the rest of your life and over 40 different possibilities for vertical and lateral moves into areas of special task forces and other areas of expertise.

Unfortunately, it’s not easy to become a Garda. 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.

Approximately 30% of serving members have used
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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.