An Garda Siochana Trainee Recruitment Campaign 2022

Last month as part of Budget 2022 commitments, the government announced that 800 new Garda Trainees will be recruited in 2022.  This new Garda Trainee competition will be launched in early 2022 – most likely end of January. This is fantastic news for applicants – you have been patiently waiting for an announcement for nearly 3 years! The last Garda Trainee competition was April 2019.

As the experts in Garda Recruitment Preparation (as an ex senior officer, unlike our competitors, I actually wore the Garda uniform!), GardaIP has been inundated with queries from potential candidates about the launch of a new recruitment drive. We therefore anticipate a huge number of applications for this campaign.  It will be an extremely competitive process, however with the right level of preparation you will achieve your dream career.

The first step to applying to An Garda Síochána is to register your interest through the Public Appointments Service on Candidates should not confuse registering (i.e. Creating a Profile on with submitting an application. Here you will sign up to be notified when the PAS actually launch the Garda recruitment campaign – as mentioned this is expected very soon!.

When the PAS launch the Garda Recruitment Campaign you can then access the Application Form, complete and submit it. The Public Appointments Service (PAS) is the centralised recruiter for An Garda Síochána and they will process the candidates on their behalf. Eligibility criteria and requirements are outlined at the start of a campaign in a booklet called ‘Notes for Candidates’ which is a downloadable document.

Detail needed Garda Recruitment Form

Below is a reminder of the Steps in the Garda Trainee Competition.

Can I get help with the Stage 1 Online Aptitude Test?

Yes you can. GardaIP are here to take the fear out of the tests for you and help you practice and prepare to ensure success at the Stage 1 Online Test. Our Online Tutorials will prepare you with confidence to be ready to sit the Verbal reasoning Test, Logical Reasoning Test, and the Job Simulation Exercises.

We have also included tutorials that will prepare you for the unsupervised Stage 1 Skills Experience Questionnaire.  This includes exercises on Personality Profile and Social Skills.


Our tutorials are sharp, concise, and mirror the conditions you will encounter with the real thing. All our Tests are timed and provide Instant Feedback. You can practice for all of the above and learn to be perfectly focused on the day, able to take all the Tests in your stride and feel confident of moving to Stage 2.

You can purchase our Stage 1 Course here.

Do not hesitate to contact Noel if you have any queries in relation to the Garda Recruitment campaign 2022.

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