Are you looking for a new challenge and a new career this January?
The secret to getting that dream job comes down to preparation and we have a list of helpful tips and advice that will allow you to be confident in applying for your perfect role!
With the 56th BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition taking place this Wednesday, the 8th of January until Saturday, the 11th of January, we are looking forward to seeing what the next generation of inventors, scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs will come up with.
At Publicjobs.ie, we have a number of exciting roles with the Department of Justice and Equality for those who are interested and who have started their career in the area of Science and Technology.
Are you looking for a varied, challenging and highly rewarding career? We are recruiting Recruit Prison Officers on behalf of the Irish Prison Service.
Prison Officers conduct the majority of the face to face interactions with people committed to prison throughout their sentence. This can include transportation from court, committal, safety, security, accommodation, supporting access to healthcare, psychology, in reach services, work training, education and visits by family friends and legal representatives.
The first Public Service-wide Innovation Week will take place from 9-13th December this year and all Public Service Organisations have been asked to place a concentrated focus on innovation within their organisations for that week.
The main event during Innovation Week is the Innovation Conference on 10th December in The Printworks, Dublin Castle. In the morning, there will be an exciting programme of speakers followed by ‘Innovation Faster Classes’ in the afternoon.
Today the Public Appointments Service is marking International Day of People With Disabilities (IDPWD). Since 1992, IDPWD has been observed every December 3rd by a range of organisations around the world.
The theme this year is ‘The Future is Accessible’ and envisions a time when all environmental and social barriers for people with disabilities are identified and everyone works together to overcome them.
Our Temporary Clerical Officer Campaign is going live on Thursday, 28 November and closes at 3PM on 11 December. We will be recruiting nationwide across the Civil Service.
As a Temporary Clerical Officer, the role may involve general clerical duties, working as part of a team in delivering services, working with latest technology to record and advance services, supporting line-managers and colleagues and communicating and providing a quality public service to customers and the general public.
The Civil Service Excellence and Innovation awards took place in Dublin Castle this week with Minister Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, announcing the winners at the event.
The Civil Service Excellence and Innovation Awards is an annual event that recognises excellence, best practice and innovation within the public service. The awards promote commitment and achievements among staff and showcase enterprise in policy and service across the Civil and Public Service.
Please note, from Monday 18 November 2019, the Public Appointments Service will be hosting interviews from two locations, Abbey Street and Baggot Street. Please ensure you check your invitation to interview on your publicjobs.ie Message Board in advance of attending for interview with us.
If you are attending an interview on Baggot Street, interviews will be located at Prosperity Chambers, 19 & 22 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin.
The Government hosted a major stakeholder Summit on Future Jobs in Ireland as part of the Future Jobs Ireland Initiative, a whole of Government plan to secure our economic success in a changing world.
The Future Jobs Ireland Initiative, which was launched in March met at a summit of 200 stakeholders at Tangent in Trinity College Dublin to shape the goals of Future Jobs Ireland. This included government ministers, employers, workers and business representatives.
We are delighted to be attending the INTREO run Jobs and Employment Support Fair in partnership with the North East Inner City NEIC on Thursday, the 24th of October in the Sheriff Youth Club, Commons Street, North Dock, Dublin 1.
The NEIC aims to oversee the long term social and economic regeneration of Dublin’s North East Inner City. This event which is run by INTREO, a service provided by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, aims to support the NEIC in regenerating the area through focuses like Education and Training.
Publicjobs.ie will be attending the Exchange House Ireland Educational Achievement Awards on Thursday, the 17th of October, from 5PM until 8PM at Dublin City Council, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.
The Exchange House Ireland National Educational Achievement Award is presented to Travellers who have recently completed the Junior Certificate, Leaving Certificate, GCSE, A Level examinations or Third Level Courses, in recognition of the hard work and commitment shown by the recipients in reaching their goals.
As the leading recruiter for the Public Service, Publicjobs.ie supports Mental Health Awareness Day.
World Mental Health Day takes place on Thursday, the 10th of October. The day is about education and raising awareness of mental health. It is an opportunity to build partnerships in communities in support of positive mental health.
We are delighted to announce that our colleagues at the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) and the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES) will be attending the University College Cork Careers Fair on Wednesday, the 9th of October.
The event will provide students, past and present, with the opportunity to find out about graduate opportunities that exist in the Civil Service including Graduate Policy Analyst/Economist roles with IGEES and Trainee Auditor roles with the Comptroller and Auditor General.
We are delighted to be attending the Migrant Expo on Thursday, 3rd of October from 10:00AM-14:00PM at the Technological University Dublin – City Campus, Aungier Street, Dublin 8.
The Migrant Expo is a unique careers event that supports migrants and refugees to improve their job seeking and employability skills. It aims to help migrants find good quality employment and to help employers like us find talented people from diverse backgrounds.
University of Limerick alumni, graduates and students, we are delighted to be attending the University of Limerick Careers Fair on Thursday, 3rd of October from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at the Sports Arena.
You can visit us at our stand to find out more about our 2019 Graduate opportunities for Administrative Officer positions, which is open from the 1st to the 7th of October.
GradIreland, is the biggest Graduate Careers Fair in Ireland and will be taking place on Wednesday, the 2nd of October at the RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin 4. We will be there to give you advice and to tell you about our current Graduate Opportunities. There may also be a few pens and highlighters to take away!
This year, we are recruiting for three streams in the areas of Business and Finance, Human Resources and in all other disciplines (General). This campaign will open on Tuesday, the 1st of October.
Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to shape our future? Then, the Graduate Development Programme could be for you.
The Civil Service Graduate Development Programme has been designed to provide new graduate entrants to the Civil Service with the skills and knowledge required to equip them in their varied roles across the Civil Service.
Into the West!! Calling all graduates and students! We have a number of fantastic opportunities that we will be promoting at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) Careers Fair on Tuesday, 1st of October.
We have a range of positions that have opened today for Administrative Officers across the Public and Civil Service. These roles give graduates the opportunity to work as junior managers on real issues affecting Ireland, such as Brexit, Climate Change and the economy. We will be recruiting across three streams: Graduates from all disciplines, Graduates from Human Resources, and Graduates from Business and Finance.
An event not to be missed! We will be at this year’s Dublin City University (DCU) Careers Fair on Thursday, 26th of September to promote our Administrative Officer roles in the areas of Business and Finance, Human Resources and all other diciplines.
The event will take place in DCU, Glasnevin, Co Dublin from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. This event is a great opportunity for DCU graduates and students to meet and talk to a variety of employers in the public and private sector.
Are you interested in accounting or auditing? The Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG), will be recruiting for Trainee Auditors this October. The competition is open from the 1 October until 24 October.
C&AG audit almost 300 central government and State bodies to ensure that public funds are properly accounted for. These core government activities cover a broad range of areas and impact on citizens lives such as tax collection, social supports and programmes, education expenditure, health services, regulators and financing bodies. Audits are conducted in accordance with professional standards.
Attention UCD students!!! We will be at the University College Dublin Careers Fair at O’Reilly Hall, Belfield Campus on Wednesday, 25th of September from 11:00am to 3:00pm, with lots of information to share with graduates about opportunities in the Civil and Public Service.
We are seeking graduates in the following areas for our Administrative Officer roles: General, Human Resources and Business and Finance.
September is the start of the Publicjobs.ie careers roadshow. We will be attending the Trinity College Careers Fair on Thursday, 19th September from 11:30am – 2:30pm at the Main Hall in the Trinity Sports Centre.
This event is aimed at Business, Finance and Consulting students or graduates and we have a number of exciting opportunities on offer in this career area.
Visit us on the Publicjobs.ie stand at The Irish Times Higher Options exhibition in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 on Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th of September as we welcome back another school year!
Higher Options is an annual three-day education exhibition which will take place in the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin. This event is aimed at students from secondary and third level education.
The Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES) will be recruiting for Policy Analysts/Economists this October. The roles will be open on 1 October until 24 October.
IGEES is an integrated cross-Government service that aims to enhance the role of economics and value for money analysis in public policy making.
For this year’s Administrative Officer Graduate Roles, we have three different streams for you to apply for.
On this occasion the Civil Service is recruiting people who possess particular qualifications, skills and competencies in the following areas:
We are delighted to be attending the Docklands Career Fair this Friday, 30th of August, from 10AM at the Central Bank of Ireland, New Wapping Street, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1.
This careers fair is hosted by the Central Bank as a member of the Docklands Community and supports employability and employment in the local community.
At Publicjobs.ie, we have a range of opportunities available including roles in Heritage, Culture and Arts.
This week is National Heritage Week and is run by the Heritage Council to celebrate all things heritage. The aim of National Heritage Week is to bring together communities and cultural institutions, academics and enthusiasts to build awareness about the value of heritage and support its conservation.
We had an excellent panel discussion for our staff chaired by Clodagh Leonard, Chairperson of PRIDE, on the experiences of LGBTQ+ people in the workplace and what we can do to encourage inclusiveness in our workplace.
The panel included Sarah Phillips, Chairperson of TENI; Oisin O’Reilly, Head of Operations and Fundraising with BeLongTo; Vivienne Kavanagh, Employee Development and Equality Executive with Dublin Bus; and Aaron O’Sullivan, a member of the Steering Committee for the LGBT+ Staff Network in the civil service.
We had an excellent session with a cross-section of experts, from across public and private sectors, nationally and internationally, to discuss how we can best approach the development of an ambitious Diversity and Inclusion strategy and work programme.
As the key centralised public service recruiter and primary gateway to careers in many parts of the public sector, we here at publicjobs.ie, recognise the importance of the contribution we can make towards achieving a Civil and Public Service that is reflective of the people and society we serve.
The Public Appointments Service is committed to playing its role to create a civil and public service that reflects society and the communities it serves. We are currently developing a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy in the context of our new Corporate Strategic Plan 2020-2022. This Strategy will embody our commitment to develop and implement inclusive recruitment practices for everyone, including for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or who identify themselves in another way.
StateBoards.ie, the channel used by the Public Appointments Service to inform the public of vacancies on State Boards, is hosting an event in the National Concert Hall on Thursday, 27th of June 2019 from 6pm-8pm.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Maura McGrath, the Chair of the Board of the National Concert Hall and will include Ian Kehoe, Member of the Board of RTÉ, Carol Bolger, Member of the Board of An Post and the Health and Safety Authority and Patrick J. Dwyer, Member of the Board of SOLAS.
Publicjobs.ie would like to wish all students who are starting their Leaving and Junior Cert the best of luck.
We know this can be a stressful time and whether you are thinking of going to university, starting an apprenticeship or whether you are unsure of your next step, we have great opportunities to build your career within the Civil and Public Service.
Publicjobs.ie is delighted to be attending the Building the Future Careers Event 2019 on Friday, 24th of May from 10am – 2pm at Citi, 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1.
This unique careers event is the only event that is aimed at students and graduates with disabilities and is a great chance for you to meet us in person and to find out more about the real opportunities across the Civil and Public Service.
We are currently recruiting Clerical Officers in the Civil Service for the Dublin area. The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 30th of April 2019 at 12 PM.
The variety of work which you will be involved in, impacts on all aspects of Irish life and makes for a very satisfying and varied career where you can make a real difference.
The Public Appointments Service has been requested by the Office of Public Works to advise you of the following:
The Office of Public Works has decided to defer hiring of the position of Curator due to an issue which has arisen in relation to wider eligibility for the role. A decision on next steps will be taken later in the year.
We are delighted to announce that Publicjobs has been nominated for the 13th annual gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards 2019 for the category Best Graduate Recruitment Website. The awards take place on Thursday, the 25th of April at the Mansion House in Dublin.
As the leading provider of recruitment, assessment and selection services for the Civil Service, we have a great range of opportunities available to graduates within the Public Service.
Publicjobs.ie is delighted to launch our International Women’s Day video. The video is a celebration of the role women play in our Civil and Public Service.
From customs enforcement to policy making and project management to park operations, women play a huge role in society and in the work carried out by the Civil and Public Service for the people of Ireland.
The Public Appointments Service will be attending and contributing to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Conference on Leadership for a Diverse and Inclusive Public Service. This event will take place in Ottawa, Canada, on Wednesday, the 20th and Thursday, the 21st of February.
The two day conference will cover sessions defining the challenge of Diversity and Inclusion and will touch on leadership competencies, strategy and governance, and the next steps around Diversity and Inclusion leadership and policy.
Publicjobs.ie has teamed up with Recite Me to improve our accessibility services. Visitors to the Publicjobs.ie website can click on our Accessibility Tools at the top of the Publicjobs.ie homepage to access a range of accessibility features.
You can now have the text read out by our screen reader, increase the font size, change the colour of our website, zoom in to view the page, use the screen mask, use the dictionary, download audio files or change the language.
The European Mental Health Arts and Culture Festival January 2019 will take place in Ireland for the first time.
2019 will see this unique edition of the First Fortnight festival as Ireland plays host to Europe’s Mental Health festival. The First Fortnight festival will showcase the vibrancy and diversity of modern Ireland with an emphasis on the European community.
As we begin a New Year, many of us will be thinking about a new start. For some of us, this might mean a new job, a New Year’s resolution or a new life style choice.
As part of the Healthy Ireland Initiative, Pembroke Library are hosting a workshop on “Power and Positivity” at 6:30PM on Tuesday, the 15th of January. Donaghmede Library is hosting the “Power and Positivity” workshop on Wednesday, the 23rd of January at 11AM. This workshop will explore practical tips to bring positivity back into our lives.
The BT young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will be taking place on the 9th - 12th of January at the RDS in Dublin.
This year will be the 55th exhibition making it one of the oldest standing exhibitions of its kind in the world. Last year, 4,251 students from 383 schools took part in the Science Fair.
It’s time to blow away the cobwebs from 2018 and look forward to a brand new 2019. This year, Publicjobs.ie will advertise all of the best jobs available across the Civil and Public Service and will look to build on our successes in 2018.
This year, we hope to do even better and find more jobs for people in a range of sectors including Education, Science, Administration, IT and Health.
Publicjobs.ie would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
As the centralised provider of recruitment, assessment and selection services for the Civil Service, we work to recruit for large volume recruitment and selection competitions, administrative, technical and professional positions, to tailored selection processes for senior professional and management positions.
The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Business Minister Heather Humphries have unveiled 27 new projects that will share funding of over €75 million until 2021 as part of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund.
The Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund is a €500 million fund which will run under Project Ireland 2040. This initiative is run by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation with support from Enterprise Ireland.
The Public Appointments Service were delighted to host a meeting with a delegation of senior officials from the Canadian Public Service, including Mr. Patrick Borbey, President of the Public Service Commission of Canada, and Ms. Nancy Chahwan, Chief Human Resources Officer, Treasury Board Secretariat.
The initiative allowed the Public Appointments Service, the Public Service Commission of Canada and the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada to compare approaches, discuss challenges, share experiences and learning in areas such as talent acquisition strategies, optimising the use of technology and advancing diversity and inclusion in the public service.
The Department of the Taoiseach and the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation are leading a whole of Government effort to develop the Future Jobs Initiative.
The Future Jobs Initiative aims to ensure that the Irish economy is well positioned to adapt and prosper in the future. This new economic approach is based on increased productivity, skills, talent and innovation.
The Public Appointments Service is undertaking a total refurbishment of our ground floor reception area from Monday, 19 November.
Please note that all scheduled interviews and tests will take place as planned during this time. Entrance to the building will now be through the door to the immediate left-hand-side of the usual main entrance doors. You will note when you enter, there will be temporary signs to help guide you to the check-in desk.
Science Week is taking place across the country this week with the support of Science Foundation Ireland. It aims to engage the Irish Public in all aspects of the Scientific fields with interactive, interesting and fun events. The multitude of events are suited to a wide range of the public, not just existing scientists but for burgeoning scientists interested in the STEM fields as well.
On social media, #StopAndAsk is a popular feature returning to Science Week. The social media # allows the general public to get answers to their burning Science questions like- “Why do onions make me cry?” “What would happen to the world if there were no insects?” and “Why do people have double joints?”
The Public Appointments Service is delighted to announce that we will be attending the Zeminar Careers Fair at the RDS Main Arena, 10 Merrion Road, Dublin on Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th of November.
This event will have a host of top speakers, interactive exhibits and unique workshops for second level students.
The Department of Finance has launched its sixth annual Economic Policy Competition. This initiative is an essay based competition that will give under graduate students in participating
third level institutions the chance to win a 12 week paid summer internship, working alongside economists in the Department of Finance.
The prize of a paid summer internship in the Department of Finance will commence in June 2019 and the deadline will be set by your third level institution.
Revenue is recruiting Transfer Pricing Experts at Assistant Principal level for Cork, Galway and Limerick and a Branch Manager, Collector General’s Division, at Principal Officer level for Limerick.
A career in Revenue offers challenge and opportunity. Revenue currently has exciting opportunities and we are looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to join our team.
Ireland’s new National Digital Strategy aims to map out how we can positively embrace digital advances for the benefit of every citizen, business, and community in Ireland.
Building on the previous National Digital Strategy –Phase 1: Digital Enhancement, which was launched in 2013 to encourage small businesses and citizens to embrace digital technology, the Strategy aims to educate and empower citizens to embrace digital to improve their lives.
The Public Appointments Service will be representing the variety of career opportunities within the Civil Service at the Institute of Guidance Counsellors (IGC) Conference in Dublin City University taking place this Friday, 19th of October and Saturday, 20th of October.
Our representatives will be on hand to discuss career opportunities across the Civil and Public Service for school leavers, Graduates and Jobseekers.
We are delighted to announce that Publicjobs.ie and the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES) will be attending the Queen's University Belfast Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair for the first time on Tuesday, 16 October.
This is Queen’s largest fair which attracts over 4,000 student visitors and is a great opportunity for graduates with an interest in business, finance and law to meet our representatives from IGEES to learn more about graduate roles within IGEES and the Civil and Public Service.
The Civil Service is now recruiting graduates for the position of Administrative Officer from a wide variety of disciplines in the follwing areas of Business/Finance, Human Resources, General and for the Civil Service Industrial and Employee Relations Graduate Programme for 2019.
The Civil and Public Service will be present at a variety of careers fairs from the end of September to mid-October. These will be taking place at University College Dublin, the National University of Ireland, Galway, University of Limerick, Dublin City University, University College Cork and Queen’s University in Belfast.
Careers Fairs are a fantastic way to find out more about the jobs you are interested in and provide you with a great chance to meet potential employers first hand.
Although this can be a daunting experience, it is a great chance to network, find out about organisations and jobs in more detail, and to take a first step in the pursuit of a career that is right for you.
Last Wednesday, 57,149 students who sat their Leaving Cert back in June received their results. Exams are important, however they're only one stage of the much longer experience of developing your career. Naturally, receiving your Leaving Cert results can make you go through a roller-coaster of emotions including apprehension and a feeling of uncertainty about what steps you should take next, particularly the CAO application process.
Interested in representing Ireland abroad, promoting and protecting the interests and values of our State and its citizens? If so, this could be the career for you! We are now recruiting high calibre graduates for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. You can apply for the role here.
If you are interested in a position as a Crime and Policing Analyst, you can apply for the role here.
Crime and Policing Analysts provide specialist support to operational and strategic policing through accurate and systematic analysis of a wide range of information sources, and the dissemination of this analysis in an accessible format to key stakeholders.
In light of the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, we are taking this opportunity to inform all of our users of our updated Code of Practice for the Protection of Personal Data in the Public Appointments Service and our new Candidate Privacy Statement. These new documents are published on our website and available to view here.