A new 2019 Garda Recruitment Campaign has been launched by the Minister of Justice for Garda Trainees. The Public Appointments Service are the centralised recruiter for an Garda Síochána and will process candidates on their behalf. Applications can only be made on the PAS website. A full list of eligibility criteria can be found in […]
Author Archives: Noel McLoughlin
The Physical Test – Requirements for An Garda Síochána Trainee Recruitment 2023
If you are successful at the Competency Interview and pass your Medical Assessment you will called forward to complete the Fitness Test. Like everything else, you need to understand the requirements. What is the test? What components make up the test? Of course, you then need to prepare yourself accordingly. Here is a video that […]
Garda Trainee Recruitment 2023 – Completing your Application Form
Preparing the Garda Trainee Application Form I cannot emphasise enough the importance of preparing a well-constructed and professional Garda Trainee Application Form. The form provides you with a gilt edged opportunity to present your personal achievements to date that demonstrates the competencies and necessary skills & qualities required for a career in An Garda Siochana. […]
What is Psychometric Testing and why is it part of the Garda Recruitment process?
A huge number of people applied to An Garda Síochana in 2019 – over 6,000 people. I expect the number of applicants to be significantly bigger in the 2021 Garda Recruitment campaign. As part of the comprehensive selection process, psychometric testing is used at Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the recruitment process to help […]
Is being a Garda Reserve an advantage when applying for An Garda Síochana?
People often wonder if being a member of the Garda Reserves is an advantage when applying to be a full-time member of An Garda Siochana. Answers from the Oireachtas The answer is on record in the Written Answers from the Department of Justice and Equality as follows: May 19th 2015 “To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality […]
The Key Qualities of a Good Garda – Career in An Garda Síochána 2023
Many of the on-the-job skills required of a member of An Garda Síochána are taught throughout the comprehensive and intensive training process. All of those skills will be reinforced daily once on the job, as the mentorship and collegiate nature of being a member of the force is a continual factor. However, there are certain […]