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At publicjobs, we are the centralised provider of recruitment, assessment and selection services across the civil and public service. We are committed to providing a premier recruitment facility to our clients, including Government Departments, Agencies and Local Authorities, in order to successfully employ suitable candidates. Additionally, we deliver an effective gateway to identify suitable individuals for consideration by Ministers for appointment to State Boards. We provide an open and transparent recruitment process to identify top-quality candidates for public sector roles, with a strong reputation for independent and merit-based selection. We are privileged to support the Irish Government and our clients to deliver high-quality public services through the recruitment of a diverse, highly talented and committed workforce that reflects the diversity of the society that it serves.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduate Opportunities in the Public Service

Graduate opportunities within the civil and public service are designed to inspire, challenge and support the next generation of civil and public service leaders. As a Graduate you will have the opportunity to work on projects that will aid the social and economic development of Ireland. Graduates can apply for available positions through

Learning and Development

The success of the public service begins with our people, and the development of individual employee skills is vital to ensure continuous improvements to the delivery of public services. All employees are actively encouraged to continually upskill and take on projects that reflect the goals set out in their personal development plans as agreed with their manager.

There are also a number of dedicated programs supporting employee learning and development throughout the various Government departments and agencies such as the Excellent Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for graduates entering professional streams such as Economists and Policy Analysts in the Irish Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES).

Civil Service Grade Structure

Entry to the civil service depends on your level of education, skills and experience. The career ladder ranges from general admin roles such as temporary or permanent Clerical Officer, junior management opportunities such as Executive or Administrative Officer, all the way up to senior management and strategic leadership roles. To find out more about the civil service grade structure and the competencies needed for some of these roles, why not take a look at civil service Career Path


Other benefits of joining the civil & public service

Not only do we have exciting jobs on offer; there are also great benefits to working in the civil service too! Check out some of these benefits below:

  • Dynamic Work Environment : We offer a dynamic work environment where you can engage in meaningful and interesting work right from the start.
  • Learning and Development : You can avail of a wide range of learning and development initiatives, which allow you to upskill and further develop your civil service career.
  • Inclusive : We recognise and value the importance of attracting and welcoming a workforce that is responsive, accessible, resilient, and reflective of the communities it serves.
  • Flexible Working Arrangements : Depending on the nature of the work, some offices may offer Flexible Working Hours, Work Sharing, a Pro-rata Shorter Working Year or career breaks.
  • Making a Difference : Contribute to purposeful work that impacts directly on our society and citizens.
Latest opportunities

Latest opportunities

  • Networks & Cyber Security ICT Specialists

  • Art Collection Registrar

  • Executive Officers in the Civil Service 2024

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