Public sector and civil service
The public sector and civil service can be an excellent choice for graduates looking for a fulfilling and diverse career. The aim of the public and civil service is to implement government policy and to provide services to the public, which means that there is a great range of jobs available in a variety of departments and agencies, from general roles to specialist professional roles.
Career options include accountancy, HR, customer services, and policy and strategy formulation across a spectrum of economic, financial, international, environmental and social issues. You could find work with government departments and agencies, local authorities, health boards and educational institutions within the Republic and Northern Ireland.
This may also be a good career choice for those who wish to travel. There are openings in embassies and consulates throughout the world and many civil servants also have the opportunity to travel to the European Parliament in Brussels.