Irish Naval Service General Service Recruit

Irish Naval Service

  • Cork
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 4 months ago
Number positions:

Vacancy Type: Current Vacancy

Duties: A Naval Service Recruit enlists for General Service in the Other Ranks of the Defence Forces. After successfully completing the initial Recruit Training course a recruit passes out as an Ordinary Seaman and will then go onto their Branch Training Course before becoming qualified as an Able Body sailor in the Naval Service. Recruit training is 18 weeks in duration and is designed to develop a physically fit, disciplined and motivated person using basic military and naval skills in order to prepare them for further training in the Service.

On successful completion of the Recruit training, the Recruit is advanced to the training rank of Ordinary Rating (equivalent of 2 Star Private in the Army). The Naval Service has four Branches consisting of Seaman's, Communications, Mechanicians and Supplies. The Ordinary Rate commences their chosen Branch training giving them the specialised skills required to fulfil their role at sea and ashore. After this initial specialisation training (up to 12 weeks), the Ordinary Rate will proceed to sea and take up an appointment onboard one of our ships for a two year rotation.

As well as Branch duties, he/she will be called on to complete other duties such as general maintenance, boat work, Damage Control/Firefighting. He/she may also be a member of a Naval Boarding team during Drug Interdiction Operations. Newly qualified Ordinary Seamen are encouraged to put themselves forward for further courses in the Naval Service. These courses may enable the Seaman to specialise in certain areas of the Naval Service and progress towards career advancement.There are also apprenticeship opportunities.

If you are interested in a life at sea, as part of a dynamic, professional and highly motivated team, then the Naval Service is for you. For further details please go to https://www.military.ie/en/careers/naval-service-careers/what-is-a-naval-service-recruit/what-is-a-naval-service-recruit.html

Applicant Required

Additional Info: Qualifications No formal education qualifications are required to join the Defence Forces as a recruit. You need to satisfy the Interview Board and the Recruiting Officer that you possess a sufficient standard of education for service in the Defence Forces. Age Limitations Applicants must be 18 years of age and under 27 years of age on the date deemed as the closing date for applications. Induction Recruit Competitions are held in the Naval Service as required. This is the only way to join the Naval Service to become an Ordinary Seaman. Candidates undergo fitness testing, an interview and a medical exam. The Induction Process will determine if you have the potential to become an Ordinary Seaman in the Naval Service.

Application Procedure

Method application: Please Note: Application forms are only available through the online application form on https://www.military.ie/en/careers/current-competitions/ Quick link to the application for is: https://www.candidatemanager.net/cm/p/pJobDetails.aspx?mid=YDUU&sid=EVBB&jid=GTWYGTDY&a=0iT%252brf2ap2U%253d The online application form for enlistment is only available when recruitment competitions are open. There is NO access to the online application form when recruitment is closed.

Closing Date: 01-06-2020

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