Applying for Civil Service and Public Service Graduate level roles

There are a number of options for graduates and people with third level qualifications in the Civil and Public Service. These opportunities include roles such as Administrative Officer (AO), Executive Officer (EO), specialist & professional posts e.g. Statisticians, Economists, Engineers, Auditors etc and new roles for graduates in Local Government. As graduate campaigns tend to attract interest from a range of top quality candidates, it is a highly competitive process and can involve a number of stages as outlined below in Our Process.

We are looking for the best and the employing organisations are keen to build and regenerate the Public Service. In order to identify the top candidates we ask all our applicants to go through a thorough but fair and transparent application and assessment process. There is no doubt it is challenging but the ‘proof is in the pudding’ with a succession of top quality people coming through to start or enhance their careers through taking up a role in the public service. We make every effort to keep you informed of your progress primarily through our messaging service on and also through our dedicated team here in PAS.

Applications should be made online through Please ensure you complete all parts of the form.

Before applying you need to log-on to and, if you have not already done so, and register as a ‘New User’ to create your profile (register a new account). Please do not confuse registering (creating a profile) with submitting an application. Once you have created a profile you will then be able to access the application form, complete and submit it.

Once you have submitted your application form it is suggested that you return to your publicjobs account and ensure that it has been successfully submitted via ‘my applications’.

Campaign updates will issue to your Messageboard after each selection stage. You are advised to check your Messageboard on a regular basis. Please be aware that email notifications of updates/tests on your Messageboard may sometimes be filtered into your Junk/Spam email folders. You are also advised to check these folders regularly.