"We want to be Guardia Civil"

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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

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