Current Competitions

The Defence Forces are recruiting in the following areas:

Full-time

Applicants should ensure that they meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in the terms and conditions before applying.For governing terms and conditions of competition see www.military.ie *IMPORTANT NOTICE* It is the candidate's sole responsibility to enter their email address correctly when completing the application form. The candidate will receive an acknowledgement within 48 hours of submitting the online application. If a candidate does not receive an acknowledgement within the time, the candidate must inform Competitions Office within 72hours of applying by emailing recruitment@defenceforces.ie Candidates should be aware that some email providers filter @defenceforces.ie into junk/spam

GDPR Notice

All applications for Defence Forces positions are processed in accordance with the Defence Forces Applicants Privacy Notice, as set out on the applicants page with Candidate Manager

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.