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About the Role

As a Business and Finance Graduate, you will provide policy advice to support the Government’s social and economic policy objectives. You may be responsible for drafting financial legislation, briefing senior management and ministers on financial policy, monitoring and reporting on financial performance and advising on national and international financial developments.

To be eligible for this role, you must have a first or second class primary honours degree having taken Business, Economics, Accounting or another financial discipline as a major subject in your final exam. You are also eligible to apply if you are a qualified Accountant and a member of a recognised body of accountants who can demonstrate the competencies for this role.

Salary:  €33,053

Annual Leave:   25 Days

Location:   Dublin

Opening Date:   02/10/2020

Closing Date:   08/10/2020

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David Caffrey
Department of Finance



Application and Recruitment Process

Prior to application, please ensure to check that you are eligible to apply for our Graduate Opportunities Campaign. You can do this by reading the eligibility section of the Information Booklet, and by reading the FAQ section below.

To apply for this campaign you will need to complete an Online Standard Application form. You will then be asked to complete an Online Detailed Application Form. Depending on the number of applications received, the selection process may comprise of a number of other elements, but the process will consist of:

Step One

Register on publicjobs.ie – please ensure to use your personal email address so we can contact you throughout all stages of the recruitment process.

Step Two

Click "Apply now" for Graduate Opportunities in the Civil Service.

Step Three

Complete the application form (Web Form) before closing date 3pm on Thursday 8th October, 2020. Please ensure your candidate name, ID, and stream selection is correct before you submit.

Step Four

View your completed application in the ‘My Applications’ tab on your publicjobs.ie profile.

Step Five

Acknowledgment Receipt – You should receive an acknowledgement within 2 working days from when you submitted your application.

Step Six

Stage One - Invitation to Online Assessment and completion of Assessment (Late October).

Step Seven

Stage 2 - Invitation to Video Interview & completion of Video Interview (Mid November).

Step Eight

Stage 3 - Invitation to Assessment Centre (Zoom) and completion (Early December)

Information Booklet

For more in-depth information about the role, please read the Information Booklet prior to applying for this role.




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