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Top employers in the Public Sector

The most popular graduate recruiters in the Public Sector

The top employers in the Public Sector for 2014/15, as voted for by students and graduates, are:

1. Department of Education

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.

3. Health Service Executive (HSE)

Responsible for delivering thousands of different health and social services in hospitals and communities across the country.

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. 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.

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. An Department of Employment & Learning NI/Teaching

The NI government department with responsibility for promoting learning and skills.

9. BBC Northern Ireland

BBC NI is one of the three regional services of the BBC. Services include BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, Radio
Ulster and Radio Foyle.