Top employers in the Public Sector
The top employers in the Public Sector for 2020/21, as voted for by students and graduates, are:
Vacancies in the civil and public service can frequently be found here.
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. Ibec Global Graduates
Find out more about graduate careers with the Ibec Global Graduate Programme here.
9. The Defence Forces
Provides capability for defence of the Republic of Ireland and UN mandated peacekeeping missions worldwide.
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 Student Barometer and is conducted by leading graduate research firm, Trendence UK and Ireland.
For more information on major graduate employers visit gradireland employers