DISCOVER THE PUBLIC SERVICE, IRELAND’S LARGEST EMPLOYER

ABOUT

As Irelands largest employer, the public sector employs over 350,000 people through the various government departments, civil service, and public service. As a result, the opportunities for young people in the public sector are almost boundless. Whether you’re a student, a teacher, a Guidance Counsellor, a parent or guardian, you can explore all the careers we offer. We’ll show you what’s required to get on the career ladder, the benefits of working in the public sector, the salary scales, and how to apply for a job. You can also hear what some of our team have to say about working here.


THE PUBLIC JOBS SCHOOLS INITIATIVE

The Public Jobs Schools Initiative is an educational programme for post-primary students aimed at sparking interest in the wide variety of career opportunities that are available across the public sector. It comprises of the Public Jobs Schools Resource Kit and The Pitch, The Publicjobs.ie Schools Advertising Challenge.


THE PUBLIC JOBS SCHOOLS RESOURCE KIT

The Public Jobs Schools Resource Kit is an educational resource kit designed for classrooms and self-directed learning which includes a wealth of teachable moments for TY, LCA and LCVP classes. The objective of the kit is to help demystify the public sector in a fun, convenient and engaging way.

The kit consists of 5 lessons plans along with over 10 real life career paths and testimonials from current public servants. What’s more, all resources are available in both Irish and English.


TOPICS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES INCLUDE:


  • What the public sector actually is

  • The role of the Government of Ireland

  • What students can do when they leave school or college

  • The huge range of jobs and career paths available

  • Why people love working here


THE PITCH

Once Students have learned everything they need to know about the public sector they can put those new skills into good use by entering The Pitch - The Publicjobs.ie Schools Advertising Challenge. There are incredible experiential prizes on offer.

You can find all the details on The Pitch Challenge page, along with coverage of the Awards Ceremony and Prize Days from last year.


HOW TO GET STARTED

We’ve done all the hard work for you. We’ve put together detailed, but engaging, information for students and teachers.


Guidance Counsellors and Teachers can check out the Teachers Resources section which has 5 dedicated lesson plans all about the public sector and the career options available, as well as over 10 career paths and testimonials, both written and video.

Students can check out the Student Info section where there’s hints on how to find out more information outside of lessons. The Career Profiles section has lots of information on the type of careers, what they involve, the salary and videos from real life employees.