DISCOVER THE PUBLIC SERVICE, IRELAND’S LARGEST EMPLOYER

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TEACHER AND GUIDANCE
COUNSELLOR RESOURCES

Here, you’ll find everything you need to support your students in exploring the public sector and the careers they can access - all in one section. These resources include a wealth of teachable moments for TY, LCA and LCVP classes and help to demystify the public sector in a fun, convenient and engaging way.

HOW IT WORKS

There are 6 lesson plans in the Public Jobs Schools Resource Kit. Each lesson plan focuses on a specific topic in relation to careers in the public sector and includes:

  • PowerPoint Slides

  • Teacher Guidelines

  • Student Worksheets and activities

All lesson plans are available to download below.

TRANSITION YEAR GROUPS

We understand different classes will have different learning objectives and timescales. For TY groups we would recommend that students could use this site for self-directed learning about the public sector. Students can then work individually or in groups to enter The Pitch Schools Advertising Challenge as a fun way to demonstrate their learning – as well as the opportunity to win cool prizes too, of course.


THE LESSON PLANS



LESSON 1: MEETING THE
PUBLIC SECTOR

In this lesson students you will learn about the public sector, how it relates to their own lives and some of the careers it offers.




LESSON 2: MAPPING MY
INTERESTS TO THE PUBLIC SECTOR

In this lesson students will use John Holland’s Career Interests profiling tool to identify roles that suit their interests and strengths.




LESSON 3: THE CAREER LADDER & ME IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

In this lesson students will relate qualifications, training, experience, interest and motivation to progress along the career ladder and analyse a range of roles with a focus on entry point, level of education and pay.




LESSON 4: MEET ALAN IN REVENUE

In this lesson students will summarise the information from the previous lessons using a real life example and interact with video footage of a public sector employee, who shares their story.






LESSON 5: MEET NIAMH IN THE NATIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICE

In this lesson students will summarise the information from the previous lessons using a real life example and interact with video footage of a public sector employee, who shares their story.






LESSON 6: MEET VICTORIA IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

In this lesson students will summarise the information from the previous lessons using a real life example and interact with video footage of a public sector employee, who shares their story.





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THE PITCH SCHOOLS ADVERTISING CHALLENGE

Launching in January 2022

Once students have a level of confidence around the public sector and the career opportunities available, we would love to see this learning put into action. The Pitch Schools Advertising Challenge will be a fun competition whereby students can tap into their creativity whilst learning 21st century skills. The challenge will involve creating a video pitching the public sector as a diverse career path to their fellow students. Teachers and Guidance Counsellors can discover more about The Pitch by registering for our mailing list where we’ll keep you up to date with key dates and information.

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