The Defence Forces General Service Recruitment Competition for 2018 is now open with 480 places available.
The competition is open from today Monday, 26 March 2018 to Sunday 22 April, 2018 next.
This years campaign aims to build on last year’s success, which saw the largest induction of personnel into the Defence Forces in the last 20 years.
This recruitment campaign is part of the Government’s commitment to maintaining a strength level of the Defence Forces, incorporating the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps, at 9,500 personnel. An Air Corps Apprentice Aircraft Technician Competition has been running since the 5th March and already has over 460 applicants, an increase of 38% on last year.
This year’s recruitment competition will build on the award winning #joinourteam campaign with a mixture of video focused social media ads, immersive online gaming experiences, outreach through local media and a female focused element to enhance the level of applications from young women.
In addition to this General Service Recruitment Competition and the ongoing Air Corps Apprentice Aircraft Technician Competition, the Defence Forces will also run a Cadet Competition next month as well as a second General Service Recruitment Campaign in Q3 of this year.
The planned target is to induct approximately 800 new entrants to the Defence Forces across all services and competition streams in 2018.