Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a role?

All externally advertised roles are posted to our careers webpage and candidates can apply directly online.

How do I know if I submitted an online application correctly?

You should receive an automatic email acknowledgement of your online application. If you do not receive this, please contact

When will I know if I have been shortlisted?

In general, you can expect to know if you have been shortlisted approximately two weeks after the closing date. If you do not receive this correspondence, please contact

How many interviews can I expect?

Usually there are two interviews for each position. However this may vary depending on the role. You will be informed of the recruitment stages if and when shortlisted. 

Can I apply for more than one position?

Yes, you can make multiple applications.  It is advisable that you apply for positions for which you meet the requirements.

What is the recruitment process?

The process varies for different roles but typically includes an online application, followed by a first interview for short-listed candidates which is generally conducted by HR and business representatives. If successful the next step for permanent roles is typically psychometric assessment. Following this a second interview is generally conducted by HR and typically one or two Senior business representatives.

As part of the recruitment process, the NTMA requires successful candidates to do a pre-employment medical exam, provide two written references, complete a Garda Vetting form and provide proof of original educational qualifications.

How will I know the start date for advertised roles?

All roles advertised are available immediately. Start dates will be agreed with successful candidates subject to their notice periods, etc.

If employed, will I be subject to the Public Sector Pension Levy?

Yes, the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (FEMPI) Acts apply to employees of the NTMA. 

It is strongly advised that all potential / future employees of the NTMA inform themselves about FEMPI and its impact in particular with respect to the Public Sector Pension Levy.