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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 2019/20, 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. 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.

3. Civil Service

Responsible for delivering administrative, clerical, technical support, and other functions at various levels, throughout the public sector

4. 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.

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. Local Government

Local authorities provide regional government legislative and administrative support throughout the country.

7.An Garda Siochana

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

8. Department of Defence

Provides management and legislative support for the Irish Defence Forces here.

9. Ibec Global Graduates

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

10. Industrial Development Authority (IDA)

A state-agency whose remit is to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Ireland

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