When will the next Garda recruitment competition take place?


The most recent Garda recruitment campaign closed on March 16th 2022. Unfortunately, we do not know exactly when the next recruitment competition will be launched. However, the force recruited on a regular basis pre-pandemic in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and most recently in 2022. We expect another recruitment competition in 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!