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24-07-2012, 00:09   #1
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Help !! Was I too late applying for the reserves 2012

Hi I just applied for the reserves last week , do use think I'm too late applying I put a note on my application saying I was willing to travel anywere in Ireland to sit the interview but now I'm worrying have I left it to late to have a chance getting into the reserves when there recruiting now ?
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25-07-2012, 14:27   #2
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Recruitment is still on going so you're not too late. The plan is to have the numbers of reserves at 10% of the entire force which would be about 1,300 reservists. Its possible that they might recruit past this number also. Latest figures suggest there's about 900 serving reserves and another 200 in training.

Also, recruitment probably wont stop it'll just slow down with small intakes to replace those that leave. Average of about 35 leave each year.
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Recruitment is still on going so you're not too late. The plan is to have the numbers of reserves at 10% of the entire force which would be about 1,300 reservists. Its possible that they might recruit past this number also. Latest figures suggest there's about 900 serving reserves and another 200 in training.

Also, recruitment probably wont stop it'll just slow down with small intakes to replace those that leave. Average of about 35 leave each year.
Thanks for that , just better have patience now and try and prepare myself for the interview
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Have you heard anything? I have a friend who did his interview back around April and he has been told that he will be waiting alot of applications gone in ahead of his, so I was wondering if you had heard anything
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Hi Altezza98.

I applied about a few weeks ago myself and on the advice of another person here on boards i rang PAS regarding interviews on Wednesday. there are indeed some going on at the moment, Cork and Sligo was mentioned. I was also told interviews are planned for Dublin the coming weeks. Im not sure where you're living but I was told they would fit me in for an interview in Dublin as I was willing to travel. it might be worth a shot.
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18-08-2012, 02:02   #6
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Hi, Iv just send in my application for GR tonight... Do you think I was too late in applying this year or could there be a possibility that i will be given an interview this year?

Also, Do you think I have any chance in getting into the GR as I am only 18 (19 in November)? I am very mature for my age and I am heavily involved in my community...

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18-08-2012, 09:25   #7
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Hi, Iv just send in my application for GR tonight... Do you think I was too late in applying this year or could there be a possibility that i will be given an interview this year?

Also, Do you think I have any chance in getting into the GR as I am only 18 (19 in November)? I am very mature for my age and I am heavily involved in my community...

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Look don't worry about it been to late, if they didn't want anymore people they would stop the process. As for your age at 18, I am 22. I applied when I was 21, so it takes time, by the time it comes to get trained up and on the street you could be about 20 anyway.

If ye have a good record and prove yourself to them, they will see you as a fresh brain to work with.

Best of luck.
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Hi Altezza98.

I applied about a few weeks ago myself and on the advice of another person here on boards i rang PAS regarding interviews on Wednesday. there are indeed some going on at the moment, Cork and Sligo was mentioned. I was also told interviews are planned for Dublin the coming weeks. Im not sure where you're living but I was told they would fit me in for an interview in Dublin as I was willing to travel. it might be worth a shot.

Oh I did the interview long time ago,, I have passed out and have my station I'm just asking had she heard anything.
Where about's in Tipperary are you from?
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Ahh my apologies, Im from near North Tipp myself. Where are you stationed and how do you find the GR if you dont mind me asking?

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Ahh my apologies, Im from near Newport myself. Where are you stationed and how do you find the GR if you dont mind me asking?
I sent you a PM.
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hey guys,

I applied today for the reserves.

I know it is a long process and patience is needed.

I can see AGS recruiting more and more reserves to 'cod' the public into thinking that the streets are safer.Which they are very much not.

In my honest opinion. I see the reserves as being the way forward into the future.With Ireland being as broke as it is

Who knows!
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Hi guys I applied about 2 months ago and rang public jobs last week and they told me they would fit me in now in September for an interview in Dublin as I am willing to travel
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Hi guys I applied about 2 months ago and rang public jobs last week and they told me they would fit me in now in September for an interview in Dublin as I am willing to travel
Thats great news Eimear..

Did you put in a note stating that you d travel yes or did you just ring?

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Thats great news Eimear..

Did you put in a note stating that you d travel yes or did you just ring?

Yea i was ment to put in a not with my form but i forgot so i just rang them a good few times make sure they havnt forgotten about me
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Yea i was ment to put in a not with my form but i forgot so i just rang them a good few times make sure they havnt forgotten about me
Very good..

Think I ll do the same..

reserves are def here to stay and will only get bigger

What else are you doing to pass the time? are you working or in college?
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