Current Competitions

The Defence Forces are recruiting in the following areas:

Current Vacancies Job Type
2020 Naval Service Direct Entry Chef (2020 Naval Service Cooks) Full-time
2020 Naval Service Direct Entry Hull Artificer (2020 Naval Service Direct Entry Hull Artificer) Full-time
2020 Naval Service Electrical Artificer (2020 Naval Service Electrical Artificer) Full-time
2020 Naval Service Engine Room Artificer (2020 Naval Service Engine Room Artificer) Full-time
2020 Naval Service Radio Radar Technician (2020 Naval Service Radio Radar Technician) Full-time
2021 Direct Entry Medical Officer (2021 Direct Entry Medical Officer) Full-time
2021 MOTOR TECHNICIAN FITTER (2021 MOTOR TECHNICIAN FITTER) Full-time
Naval Service Direct Entry Electrical Engineering Officer (Naval Service Direct Entry Electrical Engineering Officer) Full-time
Naval Service Direct Entry Marine Engineering Officer (Naval Service Direct Entry Marine Engineering Officer) Full-time
Naval Service Direct Entry Operations Branch Officer (Naval Service Direct Entry Operations Branch Officer) Full-time
Re Enlistment Commissioned Officers PDF (Re Enlistment Commissioned Officers PDF) Full-time
Re-Enlistment Permanent Defence Forces (Re-Enlistment Permanent Defence Forces) Temporary Full-time

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.