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 www.publicjobs.ie. Candidates should not confuse registering (i.e. Creating a Profile on publicjobs.ie) 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.
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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I would like to be garda when I was little girl I dream of becoming one
Currently In Dunboyne college studying social care / applied social studies , reason why I am studying this course is to gain more skills and experiences before I join an Garda Síochána I am hoping to join in 2021 , so I feel this will be great help before joining
Hi my name is Sophie Conlon. I am 21 years old. I have a great interest in joining An Garda Síochàna I am not 100% sure on what to do to get started I paid €120 on stage 1 with Career Preparation I got lost through it as I’m not great with aptitude tests. Is there anywhere to start for complete learners something more simplified to begin with? This would be greatly appreciated
Hi very interested in the position
Always wanted to be a member of the Guards
Would love to do this course to learn more
I would love to become a member off the Garda please I’m 18 years old
Since I was a young girl, hearing all my grandads stories from the army and stories from his friends who were guards. I wanted to do something in that field. I think the guards do an amazing job and would love to be a part of the team.
Hi I’m interested in becoming a Garda.
You need to register for a recruitment campaign alert with public jobs. A recruitment campaign has not been announced yet for 2021. I’m happy to talk you through the process.
Do you know if it has been announced about recruiting yet ?
No announcement about recruitment has been made yet.
Interested in becoming a member of An Guarda Síochána. Currently in the process of registering on Publicjobs.ie. Is there a preparation course recommended before applying?
That’s great news that you are considering a carer in An Garda Síochána. Give me a call at 086-8386791 or send me a mail and we can talk about how best to prepare.
Hi guys, have a great interest in joining the guards, but I don’t know what’s going on with recruiting or how to start or prepare, would love some feedback on this and some information!
Best to contact me directly. all my details are on the site.
I have registered with publicjobs.ie and am awaiting the launch for the recruitment campaigns for An Garda Síochána.
Which category do An Garda Síochána fall under when setting up a job alert via publicjobs.ie? I do not want to miss out on the launch.
Great that you are keen on a career in an Garda Síochána. To answer you query; To register your interest you must have a “User Account” on http://www.publicjobs.ie. If you have not already done so, you must register as a ‘New User’ to create your Profile (register a New Account). Once registered, you can set up a job alert for positions within An Garda Síochána. In the section “Create Job Alert” under Job Category select “Security/Emergency Services” and Sub Category “Garda” then “Add alert”. Candidates should not confuse registering (Creating a Profile) and setting up a job alert with submitting an application. Once the position is advertised you must then access the application form, complete and submit it.
Hope that helps,
Very interested in joining An Garda Siochana, recently completed a course on Forensics and Criminology which I found very interesting. I am working full time since I left secondary school. Will this affect my chances of applying that I never went to third level. Its totally the career I would love.
Absolutely not – a third level qualification is not a minimum entry requirement. Your course in Forensics and Criminology will stand to you too – well done. Happy to talk through any other queries you may have. My contact details are on the site.
Hi I was just wondering I always wanted to be a guard but I never done Irish in the leaving cert or any other language except English I also done a level 5 course I was wondering would I be eligible for it?
I’m happy to talk you through the minimum entry requirements. My contact details are on the site.
Hi I’m interested in applying for an Garda Síochána but I’ve only done a criminology qqi level 5 in college and done Spanish as a second language would this affect my chances of getting into an Garda Síochána
Also I’ve only done leaving certificate applied in school my result was a merit would that meet educational requirements
I have always want to be garda but I’m not sure where to start really, I passed my leaving cert and I have a degree in Computer Security and Digital forensics and I’m currently working as IT Engineer but I’m sure where to go.
Give me a call and I’ll talk you through the process. Contact details on the site.
My name is David Byrne, I am taking the step to go back and do what I always to do being a member of an Garda Siochana, I have completed my leaving certificate but sat foundation level Irish and didn’t have another language, is there an alternative or could I study Irish in the meantime and would that be enough as a requirement. As of yesterday I have applied to go back to college to study Criminology & Social Studies. I am also very interested in joining the Garda Reserve to improve my chances although I am having trouble with finding how to apply. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Best to contact me directly on 087 2508958 and we’ll discuss in detail.
With regards to waiting for the notification on publicjobs.ie, I joined it a few months ago and never received a notification for the advertisement being posted. Are they not recruiting this year due to covid or another reason? Thank you in advance for your help.
My advice is to follow up directly with the PAS.
Hello I recently registered my Interest in applying to Join An Garda Siochana on publicjobs.ie and created a Job Alert to be notified for when the next Garda Recruitment 2021 will be? Does someone know when that will be? Also will I be emailed or do I check for updates/news on publicjobs website? Thanks.
Thanks for getting in touch. Delighted that you are considering a career in An Garda Siochana.
According to Govt sources its expected that there will be a recruitment campaign in 2021. See https://www.kildarestreet.com/wrans/?id=2020-12-10a.180. The Minister of Justice has recently said it will be Q4 – that’s September / Oct period – https://www.kildarestreet.com/wrans/?id=2021-03-24a.3208&s=Garda+Trainee+Competition#g3210.r
You will receive a notification alert in your publicjobs account when the campaign is launched.