Irish Army looking for 1,450 new recruits

Irish Army looking for 1,450 new recruits

Ireland’s Defence Forces have launched a recruitment drive, in which they will seek to employ 1,450 new people over the next two years.

They have put a particular emphasis on female recruited as, at present, only 6 per cent of personnel at the moment are women. Plans are to induct 600 general service personnel to the Permanent Defence Forces this year, with an additional 850 next year.

This includes the Army, Navy and Air Corps. The Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said, “In the White Paper, the government undertook to increase female participation at all ranks.

“I am committed to achieving that and the recruitment campaign we are launching today represents the first step on that journey.”

“I would encourage anyone who has an interest in serving in the Armed Forces to go online to the Defence Forces Website or to contact their local barracks to get further information.”

Applicants for recruitment to the Permanent Defence Forces will be required to complete physical fitness and interview assessments. The recruitment competitions will be run through a centralised online application system on the Defence Forces Website.

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