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Air Corps Recruit

Are you driven by a desire to serve your country and make a difference? The Irish Air Corps General Service Recruitment pathway offers a dynamic and diverse range of opportunities for individuals who are passionate about aviation, safety, and teamwork. 


We seek individuals with integrity, dedication, and a commitment to excellence. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting your career journey, if you have a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn, there's a place for you in our ranks. During your training you will receive a competitive salary that recognises your dedication and commitment to service and when you complete six months of basic training, you will be earning €38,000! Access to comprehensive gym facilities, dental care and semi-private medical care will ensure you're fit and ready for duty at all times. Focus on your training and development without the worry of accommodation and feeding costs as the Air Corps will cover living expenses during your training period, ensuring your focus remains on your professional growth. 

The Irish Air Corps General Service Recruitment pathway offers a unique opportunity to serve your country and make a meaningful impact. Join us and become part of a proud tradition of excellence, service, and innovation. Apply now and embark on a rewarding journey with the Irish Air Corps.  

After completing basic recruit training, you'll have the opportunity to specialise in a variety of roles and responsibilities, including: 

Flight Attendant: Ensure the safety, comfort, and well-being of passengers aboard our aircraft. 

Aviation Fire Crew: Master the techniques of aircraft firefighting, rescue operations, and emergency response. 

Air Traffic Controller: Manage airspace, provide clearances, and ensure the safe and efficient flow of air traffic. 

Sensor & Radar Operators (SARO): Utilize cutting-edge sensor technology to support search and rescue missions and enhance operational capabilities. 

Machine and IT Technicians: Specialise in the maintenance and repair of airfield and organisation digital networks, electronics systems, welding and fabrication. 

Aviation Photographers: Capture compelling imagery and document vital operations, preserving the history and achievements of the Irish Air Corps. 

Specialist Helicopter Aircrew: Master the intricacies of helicopter flight and tactical operations, providing critical support across a range of missions. 

Operations Personnel: Coordinate mission planning, execution, and debriefing, optimizing operational effectiveness and achieving mission objectives. 


Join our team today! Apply now.  

Benefits and Lifestyle 

A career in the Defence Forces offers competitive pay in addition to outstanding lifestyle and other benefits.

Practice your psychometric test

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Irish Air Corps – The Recruitment Brief

This video shows an Air Corps pilot describing what the Irish Air Corps is and what their primary roles are. It also shows what aircraft the Air Corps have and what roles the Air Corps perform.. It explains the different pathways an applicant can join.

Be more with the Irish Air Corps

This video shows the transition from civilian to an Air Corps technician and crew.