"We want to be Guardia Civil"
By Nuria Pérez MORE than 28,000 people are taking the preliminary tests to join the Guardia Civil academy training course.
However, only 2,030 vacancies are available this year – meaning around 14 candidates are competing for one post.
They have to pass a total of five tests and only the best will get a job as officer after completing their training in the Guardia Civil academies.
According to a force spokesman, most candidates are aged 27 to 30, 21% of them are women, 25 of them have a doctorate, 5,300 have a university degree and 1,030 have a master’s degree. The initial tests are on law and languages.
The candidates must also pass a psycho-technical and a physical test, an interview and a medical check-up.
Those who achieve the the best marks will join the Guardia Civil academy at Valdemoro in Madrid or Baeza in Andalusia, where they will undergo a one-year training course.
Would-be Guardia Civil officers wait to take the tests