Irish Naval Service Currently Recruiting

The Irish Naval Service are currently recruiting for new members.

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.

Find out more about a career with the Irish Naval Service from the video below:

Naval Service Recruits go on to form the backbone of the Irish 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.

Recruits are instilled with the Naval Service ethos and the values of Courage, Respect, Integrity and Loyalty. 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. 

Find out more information and how to apply for the Irish Naval Service here.

There are currently a number of openings for specialist roles within the Irish Naval Service also, including:


Find out more about the wide range of careers available with the Defence Forces/Óglaigh na hEireann through their dedicated sector page by clicking here.