ABOUT THE TEACHING RESOURCES

Below you will find everything you need to support your students in exploring the public sector careers. This suite of newly adapted resources includes a wealth of teachable moments for TY, LCA and LCVP classes to help demystify the public sector in a fun, convenient and engaging way.

There are 5 teaching resources about the public sector and 9 about our staff.

Each lesson plan focuses on a specific topic in relation to careers in the public sector and includes:

  • Classroom PowerPoint Slides
  • Teacher Lesson Guidelines
  • Student Worksheets and activities
  • Teacher Worksheet Answers (where relevant)
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THE PUBLIC SECTOR - 5 LESSON PLANS

  • INTRODUCING THE PUBLIC SECTOR

    INTRODUCING THE PUBLIC SECTOR

    In this lesson students will explore the public and private sector, sub-sectors within the public sector, and how to use CareersPortal.ie to search for public sector roles.

  • CAREER INTERESTS AND THE PUBLIC SECTOR

    CAREER INTERESTS AND THE PUBLIC SECTOR

    In this lesson students will identify career sectors that they are interested in and map these to public sector careers using the CareersPortal.ie Career Interest Profiler.

  • CAREER SECTORS & THE PUBLIC SECTOR

    CAREER SECTORS & THE PUBLIC SECTOR

    In this lesson students will learn about a range of career sectors and how they relate to the government departments, as well the similarities and differences between public and private sector roles.

  • CAREER PATHWAYS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

    CAREER PATHWAYS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

    In this lesson students will learn about entry points to career paths, the progression pathways and hierarchies within the civil service, and will ‘deep dive’ into a public sector role.

  • LOOKING AT THE CAREER LADDER

    LOOKING AT THE CAREER LADDER

    ‘Climbing the ladder’ is common to both the public and private sector. Students will learn how to identify what the career ladder is and relate qualifications, experience and interests to it.




    MEET OUR PEOPLE - 9 LESSON PLANS, VIDEOS & CAREER PROFILES

    • MEET JULIANA

      MEET JULIANA
      HEALTH & SAFETY

      Juliana started as a Temporary Clerical Officer (TCO) in Health & Safety with the Department of Social Protection and has since become a full time Clerical Officer.





    • MEET JACOB

      MEET JACOB
      COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

      Jacob started a Communications Officer (Executive Officer level) in the Department of the Taoiseach. He has since been promoted to Press Officer.





    • MEET VICTORIA

      MEET VICTORIA
      ECONOMIST

      Victoria has a Masters in Economic and Business Development and works as an Economist at Administrative Officer level in the Department of Education.





    • MEET ALLAYNE

      MEET ALLAYNE
      ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

      Allayne is an AO in the Child Care Performance and Social Work Unit of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.





    • MEET IMED

      MEET IMED
      DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

      Imed joined Enterprise Ireland as an Overseas Marketing Executive and is now a Regional Business Development Executive with IDA Ireland.





    • MEET KATRINA

      MEET KATRINA
      DEPUTY CONSUL GENERAL

      Katrina is Deputy Consul General of Ireland in Hong Kong and Macao (3rd Secretary level) with the Department of Foreign Affairs.





    • MEET ADEOLA

      MEET ADEOLA
      HUMAN RESOURCES

      Adeola has a Master’s in Human Resources and is an Administrative Officer in the Human Resources division of the Department of Justice.





    • MEET ALAN

      MEET ALAN
      DOG HANDLER

      Alan joined Revenue as a Clerical Officer and applied for the role of Dog Handler in Customs. He has since been promoted to Executive Officer.





    • MEET NIAMH

      MEET NIAMH
      MEDICAL CONTROLLER

      Niamh worked as an Emergency Medical Controller with the National Emergency Operation Centre – National Ambulance Service.







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