Current Competitions

The Defence Forces are recruiting in the following areas:

Full-time

The Naval Service is the maritime component of the Defence Forces with a support base and headquarters located in the Naval Base Haulbowline, Co. Cork. We are now accepting applications for positions as Engine Room Artificer Technicians (Marine/Mechanical) who will, after full military and on-the-job training, become an integral part of the maintenance team providing technical support on board a fleet of nine ships. As our servicemen and women are our most important asset, the Naval Service is committed to providing you with an interesting, rewarding and challenging career.
Applicants must be 18 Years of age and under 29 years of age on date of application.
A candidate for enlistment as an Engine Room Artificer must have completed one of the following:
  • HETAC Level 7 Degree in Marine Engineering
  • HETAC Level 7 Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • FAS/Solas Standard Based Craft of Mechanical Automation & Maintenance Fitting
  • FAS/Solas Standard Based Craft of Diesel Fitter
  • FAS/Solas Standard Based Crafts of Motor Mechanic
  • Department of Marine & Natural Resources Engineer Officer of the Watch (EOOW) Certificate of Competency
  • National equivalent of any of the above.
 

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Careers Information

Applications forms for entry into the Defence Forces are only available through the online application form on this site.

The online application form for enlistment is only available when recruitment competitions are open.

There is NO access to the online application form when recruitment is closed.

Reserve Defence Forces

The Defence Forces are NOT accepting applications the Reserve Forces at this time.

Please Note:

Application forms for entry into the Defence Forces are only available through the online application form on this site.

The online application form for enlistment is only available when recruitment competitions are open. There is NO access to the online application form when recruitment is closed.

Applications Through Irish

To make an application through Irish send an email to recruitment@defenceforces.ie to request an application form.