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. This suite of newly adapted resources includes a wealth of teachable moments for TY, LCA and LCVP classes to help demystify the public sector in a fun, convenient and engaging way.


HOW IT WORKS

Each lesson plan focuses on a specific topic in relation to careers in the public sector and includes:

  • Classroom PowerPoint Slides
  • Teacher Lesson Guidelines
  • Student Worksheets and activities
  • Teacher Worksheet Answers (where relevant)
  • Download Teacher Resource Guide

We recommend using the ‘Introduction to the Public Sector’ lesson plan to get you started. From here, you can use as many or as little resources to suit the needs of your class. You can download our Guide to Resources here for an overview of the lesson content.

As part of the lessons, you and your students will explore various careers in the public sector that can be applied to The Pitch, an exciting video challenge, where students promote public sector careers as a diverse and interesting career path to their fellow students, while also being in with a chance to win some amazing prizes!

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.


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

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THE LESSON PLANS



INTRODUCING THE
PUBLIC SECTOR

As an introduction to the public sector, students will explore the public and private sector, sub-sectors within the public sector, and how to use CareersPortal.ie to search for public sector roles.




CAREER INTERESTS
AND THE PUBLIC SECTOR

In this lesson, students will identify career sectors that they are interested in and map these to public sector careers using the CareersPortal.ie Career Interest Profiler.




CAREER SECTORS & THE PUBLIC SECTOR

In this lesson, students will learn about a range of career sectors and how they relate to the government departments, as well as identify the similarities and differences between public sector and private sector roles.




CAREER PATHWAYS IN
THE PUBLIC SECTOR

In this lesson, students will learn about entry points to career paths, the progression pathways and hierarchies within the civil service, and will ‘deep dive’ into a public sector role.






LOOKING AT
THE CAREER LADDER

In this lesson, students will learn how to identify what the career ladder is and relate qualifications, training, experience and interests to it.






MEET ADEOLA

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.








MEET JACOB

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.





MEET IMED

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.






MEET NIAMH

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.







MEET ALAN

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.






MEET VICTORIA

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 - THE PUBLICJOBS.IE SCHOOLS ADVERTISING CHALLENGE

NOW LIVE!

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 Challenge is 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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