Graduate Campaign

Coming Soon! We are excited to announce that our Administrative Officer Graduate Campaign will be open for applications on the 1st of October.

We are looking for graduates in the following areas:

  • Business and Finance;
  • Human Resources;
  • General.

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, Business and Finance, Industrial Relations

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September is the start of the 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.

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Visit us on the 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.

Graduate Opportunities in Three Streams

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:

  • General;
  • Business and Finance;
  • Human Resources.

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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:

  • Human Resources;
  • Business and Finance;
  • General.

Administrative Officers

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:

  • Business and Finance;
  • Human Resources;
  • General.

Docklands Career Fair

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.

National Heritage Week

At, 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.

Instagram is now on Instagram. Yes, you can now follow us on Instagram as we go snap happy to bring you the latest jobs, career events and news.

As the leading recruiter in the Civil and Public Service, we hope to bring you all the latest news, careers fairs, jobs and updates via Instagram.

Pride Panel Discussion

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.

Diversity Strategy Discussions

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, 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.

Pride 2019

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. panel, 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.

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Bloomsday is celebrated on the 16th of June depicting the day of Leopold Bloom, the central character in James Joyce’s book Ulysses.

State Exam Commission 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.

Building the Future 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. would like to wish everyone a happy International Families Day.

International Families Day highlights issues relating to families and promotes awareness of the social, economic and demographic process affecting families.

The Public Appointments Service CEO, Shirley Comerford will be one of the guest speakers at the Public Affairs Ireland’s Corporate Governance Conference 2019 which takes place on Wednesday, May 16th.

Ireland's new citizens would like to congratulate the 2,400 new Irish citizens who attended the Convention Centre in Killarney, County Kerry this week.

The new Irish citizens originate from 90 different countries with the majority coming from Poland, the UK, Romania, India and Nigeria.

Clerical Officer Roles - Dublin

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.

Botanic Gardens OPW

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.

gradireland awards

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. 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.

OECD Diversity and Inclusion Conference

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.

Recite Me has teamed up with Recite Me to improve our accessibility services. Visitors to the website can click on our Accessibility Tools at the top of the 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.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is taking part around the country with the bulk of the festivities in Dublin and Cork.

The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will kick off on Friday, the 1st of February and will run until the 17th of February with numerous events dotted about the capital.

First Fortnight Festival

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.

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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.

BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

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.

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It’s time to blow away the cobwebs from 2018 and look forward to a brand new 2019. This year, 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.

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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.

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International Migrant Day celebrates the contributions and vitality of the world’s 258 million migrants.

Ireland has a proud history of migration and our society and others have been greatly enriched by migration.

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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.

Canadian Delegation and PAS Management

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.

Future Jobs Preparing now for Tomorrow's Economy

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.

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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

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?”

Zeminar Careers Fair

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.

Economic Policy Competition

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.

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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.

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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.

IGC Conference

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.

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We are delighted to announce that 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.

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The Public Appointments Service will be in Cork for the University College Cork Autumn Recruitment Fair 2018 on Wednesday, October 2018.

This event takes place from 11AM-3PM at the Mardyke Arena in University College Cork.

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Dublin City University (DCU) Careers Fair 2018 on Tuesday, 9 October in the Helix from 12PM-3PM is our next point of call. We are very excited to be attending this event and are looking forward to meeting DCU graduates.

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We are delighted to announce that we will be attending the gradireland Graduate Careers Fair 2018 on Wednesday, 3rd of October. The gradIreland Graduate Careers Fair is one of Ireland's largest careers fairs and is taking place at the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin at 11:00AM.

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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.

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There are a number of exciting opportunities available if you are interested in kick starting your career in Europe. This includes traineeships, Irish Translator and Data Protection Specialists positions, and events that are taking place over the coming month.

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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.

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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.

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If you are a graduate or recent graduate, a host of events and jobs fair will be taking place around the country.

We will keep you posted on all the latest Graduate Events and Jobs Fairs that we will be attending across Ireland.

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The Civil Service is seeking junior management level Executive Officers in Dublin.

While engaged in a variety of activities, typically Executive Officers are responsible for managing people and delivering results, while maintaining a strong customer service ethos.

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The Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan T.D. has today announced that the Government has agreed to appoint Mr. Drew Harris to the post of Garda Commissioner for a period of 5 years.

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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.

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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.

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Fiona Tierney has left her role as Chief Executive Officer at the Public Appointments Service (PAS), the centralised provider of recruitment for the Civil and Public Service, to take on new challenges in the next phase of her career.

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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.

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The Public Appointments Service has representatives attending the Dundalk Jobs Fair on Tuesday, 15th May 2018 between 2.00pm to 7.00pm, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk.

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We are delighted to announce that the Public Appointments Service was nominated for Best Student Marketing Campaign at the GradIreland Graduate Recruitment Awards. We have been nominated for the International Careers Fair at the Careers Development Roundtable (CDR).