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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. If you enjoy challenging work and are committed to the concept of public service, a graduate position could be the ideal role for you.

We are looking for recent graduates, who are enthusiastic, ambitious and committed, with the potential to manage high level responsibilities across a range of public services.

Diversity is important to us. We recognise the value of diverse experiences, qualifications and perspectives on creating a public service that serves all the people of Ireland.

The Public Service is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. We recognise that a workforce that reflects society makes a positive contribution to the work place and the work that we do.

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    Mary Caffrey
    Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

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    Aaron O'Suillivan
    Department of Justice and Equality

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    David Caffrey
    Department of Finance

    Discover our Graduate Opportunities

    Learn more about each application stream below

    Link to Business and Finance page
    Business and Finance
    Applications close on October 8th
    Link to HR page
    Human Resources
    Applications close on
    October 8th
    Link to All disciplines page
    All Disciplines
    (General Entry)

    Applications close on
    October 8th
    Link to Health Policy analyst page
    Health Policy Analysts
    Applications close on
    October 8th
    Link to Economists & policy Analysts Page
    Economists & Policy Analysts
    Applications close on October 22nd
    Link to Third Secretary and Development Specialist Officers page
    Third Secretary & Development Specialist Officers
    Applications now Open
    Link to Industrial and Employee relations page
    Industrial & Employee Relations Specialists
    Applications now closed

    How to Apply

    For application and recruitment processes, please see individual opportunities above. Please note applications will not be accepted after the closing date. For full details please refer to the Information Booklet for the relevant Graduate Opportunity to which you wish to apply.

    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).

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