A group of aspiring future Guardia Civil officers began their gruelling testing and training regime this week, in the hope of securing a future in the corps in one of 820 places across Spain, including the Alicante province.

The recruitment campaign has been the biggest in the last five years with 32,479 candidates applying for the 820 posts. Of those who applied, 82% were men and 18% women. The candidates come from all backgrounds, including 25 with Doctorates, and 772 with a Masters Degree.

The recruitment process covers four phases, knowledge, physical ability, a medical examination and personal interview.

The successful applicants will join the academy in October to commence their year of training.

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