The Defence Forces in Ireland are again hoping to recruit new entrants in 2023. The jobs will be in the Army, Air Corps and Navy.
Applications are now open on the Defence Forces website at www.military.ie
Army applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 25 years of age on the closing date for applications.
Naval Service applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 25 years of age on the closing date for applications.
No formal education qualifications are required to join the Defence Forces as a recruit. However, you must satisfy the Interview Board and the Recruiting Officer that you possess a sufficient standard of education for service in the Defence Forces.
Aptitude tests are a common part of the selection process and enable the Defence Forces to better understand candidates and determine if they have the skills for the job.
The height requirement for all candidates wishing to enlist in the Defence Forces is that they must be a minimum of 157.48cm.
There is Physical Fitness Induction Test for all Defence Force Applicants
It is composed of two aspects:
- Local Muscular Endurance
- Aerobic Endurance.
Local Muscular Endurance
- Males – 20 push-ups and 20 sit-ups.
- Females – 20 push-ups (Modified) and 20 sit-ups.
Max time allowed 1 minute. This is a Pass or Fail test.
Candidates will be required to run one and a half miles within the Defence Forces time limit below.These are the max times allowed. This is a Pass or Fail test.
- Males – 11 Mins 40 secs
- Females – 13 Mins 10 Secs.