Garda recruitment drive looking for up to 800 trainees 4 years ago

Garda recruitment drive looking for up to 800 trainees

An Garda Síochána announced that they are having a massive recruitment drive, with candidates having a few weeks to apply for the trainee positions.

Applications close on 1 June 2017, with the trainee drive encouraging women and individuals from minority groups to consider a career in policing.


Here's what you need to apply:

  • Be aged between 18 and 35 as of 1 June 2017, i.e. born between 31st May 1982 and 1 st June 1999
  • Possess an Irish Leaving Certificate with a grade D3 minimum in five subjects at Ordinary Level OR hold a Level 5 Certificate (Major award) on the National Framework of Qualifications OR hold a recognised qualification (at level 5 or greater), deemed comparable to the above in terms of both level and volume of learning as determined by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
  • A proven proficiency in at least two languages, one of which must be Irish or English
  • Possess what the Garda refer to as being "medically and physically fit, who have a dedicated sense of community spirit, are empathetic, and who are passionate about helping other people"

More information on the full requirements can be found here, while those looking to apply for the trainee positions can head here.

Clip via GardaPressOffice