About the Role

All degree disciplines are welcome to apply for the General graduate stream where opportunities are likely to arise across a number of Government Departments and Offices in the Civil Service. As part of this role you can expect to play a crucial role in policy and strategy formulation across the spectrum of economic, financial, international, environmental and social issues.

Successful applications will have the opportunity to affect real change in the Civil Service and help to shape a changing Ireland. Roles may also arise to support functions such as Facilities Management and Corporate Affairs.

Salary:  Approx. €33,889

Annual Leave:   25 Days

Location:   Dublin

Opening Date:   16/09/2022

Closing Date:   06/10/2022

The Graduate Experience

Catherine Egan
Administrative Officer
The Strategic Transformation Office, An Garda Síochána

Before I joined An Garda Síochána, I gained a degree and two Masters studying in Dublin, Manchester and Birmingham. My role is fascinating. I translate high level recommendations into tangible principles to ensure effective policing and compliance with human rights. I also produce reports for police oversight bodies, analyse legal frameworks and prepare briefing papers all whilst promoting best practice throughout the organisation. It’s non-stop but I love it.

I make a difference in my job, which is really rewarding, but I also get to build my own skills. I’m now leading research programmes to build evidence of our methods; working across other government departments and statutory bodies, learning more about human rights and disability.

I’m working deep inside the inner workings of Irish democracy. I couldn’t ask for a better place to learn about equality and human rights, and to actually deliver real change on the ground.



Candidates must have, on or before the 6th October 2022, the following:

  • a first or second class primary honours degree (minimum Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications)
  • anticipate that they will be entitled to hold, by 1st September, 2023 at the latest, a first or second class primary honours degree (minimum Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications)