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Following on from the success of the Public Jobs Schools Resource Kit we are delighted to introduce The Pitch – The Publicjobs.ie Schools Advertising Challenge all about sparking student interest in public sector careers.

The Pitch - the PublicJobs.ie Schools Advertising Challenge, is an exciting competition for post-primary students to express their creative, digital and communication skills, while learning about future career opportunities in the public sector. As part of the competition, students are challenged to create a 30-second video advertisement pitching the public sector as an attractive career pathway for their fellow students.

Not only will this challenge encourage peer-to-peer learning as part of a whole school approach to guidance, but The Pitch Competition is also a fantastic team-building activity for all students to enjoy. Students can enter the competition individually or in groups of up to six.

Watch Zainab Boladale explain all about the Pitch and how to get involved: woman smiling

Students who enter The Pitch will be in with a chance to win some fantastic prizes that showcase the diversity of careers available in the public sector. The prizes include

An opportunity to test those newfound media skills by interviewing the Taoiseach Micheál Martin on his career so far!

Discover all-action lifesaving skills with a trip to an Irish Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Centre or Helicopter Base!

Experience behind the scenes action and take part in a policing simulation at An Garda Síochána!

We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Chief Executive Officer at the Public Appointments Service, Shirley Comerford said:

The Pitch presents a real opportunity to demystify the public sector for students, and to encourage them to consider a career in the public sector as we continue to develop a talented, diverse public sector that reflects the diversity of Irish society.”

More information about The Pitch can be found by clicking on this link to The Pitch Competition , which can be viewed on our dedicated microsite by clicking on this link to the Schools site.