Howlin welcomes Public Service Recruitment

Issued 20 October 2014

Recruitment for over 550 graduate and entry level Public Service positions is now underway

Brendan Howlin, TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform today, 20 October 2014, welcomes the public service recruitment campaigns being delivered by the Public Appointments Service.

Speaking today, the Minister said, “As I said in my Budget speech, we need to provide opportunities for people to enter employment in our public services. I am pleased that I am in a position to lift the moratorium on recruitment in a targeted and focused way. The PAS sources the highest quality candidates for positions in the civil and public service and is therefore essential in delivering quality services that our citizens want, need and deserve.”

Currently interviews for the approximately 300 Clerical Officer positions it is expected will be filled over the next two years are underway. These Clerical Officers will be taking up positions across the Civil Service and Public Service in diverse areas, ranging from central Government Departments to PeoplePoint, the Human Resource and Pensions Administration Centre that will provide HR services to 40 Irish Government Departments and Offices when fully established. Opportunities may also arise in agencies, local authorities and the HSE.

At least 250 graduate positions; 50 graduates in the Civil Service, 15 specialist economists in the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES) and 200 graduates in the wider Public Service are to be filled over the coming two years.

The Minister closed by saying ‘I would encourage all those interested in a career in the public service to register with to be informed when vacancies arise and recruitment competitions are commencing’.


Notes for Editors

The Public Appointments Service offers a shared recruitment service to a wide range of public sector organisations recruiting for positions in the Civil Service, the Health Sector, An Garda Síochána and other emergency services, the Local Authorities, European and International Organisations and the Education Sector.

See for further information on the graduate recruitment campaigns detailed above. Closing dates for receipt of applications are 28 October 2014 for graduate economist competition, and 30 October 2014 for the Public Service Graduate campaign.