Public sector and civil service
Top public service employers

Top employers in the Public Sector

The most popular graduate recruiters in the Public Sector

The top employers in the Public Sector for 2018/19, as voted for by students and graduates, are:

1. Department of Education & Skills

The Department of Education & Skills is responsible for teaching in the Republic of Ireland and covers service delivery, policy
formulation, research and evaluation.

2. Department of Foreign Affairs

The Department of Foreign Affairs exists to implement Ireland’s foreign policy objectives, as defined by Government, through diplomatic missions in Ireland and around the world.

3. European Commission

The European Commission is the EU’s executive body. It drafts proposals for new European laws and manages the day-to-day business of implementing Eu policies and administering EU funds.

4. RTE

Public service broadcaster for the Republic of Ireland, providing free-to-air television, radio and online services in accordance with RTE’s
statutory obligations.

5. Health Service Executive (HSE)

Responsible for delivering thousands of different health and social services in hospitals and communities across the country. The state's largest employer.

6. Enterprise Ireland

Government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. It works in partnership
with Irish businesses to help them start, grow and develop.

7.An Garda Siochana

The national policing service of the Republic of Ireland, with over 12,000 law enforcement and civilian personnel.

8. Ibec Global Graduates

Find out more about graduate careers with the Ibec Global Graduate Programme here.

9. gradpublicjobs

Find out more about graduate careers within the public service here.

10. IntertradeIreland

Find out more about graduate careers with IntertradeIreland here here.

The Ireland's 100 leading graduate employers survey is part of the European Student Barometer and is conducted by Europe's leading graduate research firm, trendence.

For more information on major graduate employers visit gradireland employers