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Rasaq Falade

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Anyone considering this job should be ready to work thoughtfully rather than reactively. Also they should be emotionally present and ready to facilitate meaningful conversation.
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Defence Forces Army and Navy Recruitment Campaign

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Defence Forces Army and Navy Recruitment Campaign


Monday, April 25, 2016 




Defence Forces Army and Navy Recruitment Campaign

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Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney T.D., has announced the launch of a new recruitment campaign for enlisted personnel in the Permanent Defence Forces. The Defence Forces plan to induct just over 600 General Service personnel to the Permanent Defence Force in 2016 and a further 850 personnel in 2017.

The General Service Recruitment Competition is NOW running for the Army and Naval Service. This will close at midnight on the 22 May 2016,

  • Applicants for the Army must be 18 years of age and under 25 years of age for the Army on the 22 May 2016
  • Applicants for the Naval Service must be 18 years of age and under 27 years of age  on the 22 May 2016

This campaign is specifically targeting increased female recruitment using social media channels, digital advertisements and the introduction information programmes for women. Currently just over 6% of Defence Forces personnel are women.

It is also proposed to continue with outreach initiatives, which seeks to engage with minority communities and new citizens. These measures include a Defence Forces presence at citizenship days and direct contact with community groups to raise awareness and highlight career opportunities.

The closing date for this competition is 23:59hrs on Sunday 22nd May 2016 

Applicants will be have to complete physical fitness and interview assessments.

The recruitment competitions will be run through a centralised online application system on the Defence Forces website.