Minister Howlin welcomes Graduate recruitment campaign for the Irish Civil Service 2015 Over 200 graduate jobs to be filled in the Civil Service

Issued 18 September 2015

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin T.D today (18 September 2015) welcomed the launch by the Public Appointments Service of the 2015 Graduate recruitment campaign for the Irish civil service. 

The Civil Service exists as an independent, impartial body to serve the State and people of Ireland by carrying out the work of Government and delivering public services efficiently and effectively. Excellent opportunities now exist for high calibre graduates to join the civil service. Graduate recruits in the Civil Service have a crucial role to play in policy development, strategy formulation, and driving operational excellence across a number of Departments and Offices.

The Public Appointments Service expects to fill over 200 vacancies from these competitions. Candidates are invited to obtain further information on the roles, register for job alerts, and apply via the Public Appointments Service’s dedicated graduate recruitment website at This fresh, people focused, easy to navigate website has recently won the prestigious GradIreland Graduate Recruitment Website of the Year Award 2015. 

Minister Howlin stated:

“I welcome this recruitment campaign launched today. The wide range of roles within the civil service offer many exciting career opportunities and I would encourage graduates to apply to join the civil service”.  

A wide range of Graduate level opportunities are being advertised, commencing today and continuing over the coming weeks:

  • ·         Administrative Officer in the Civil Service;
  • ·         Graduate Economist with the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service;
  • ·         Trainee Auditor in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General;
  • ·         Junior Diplomat/Third Secretary in the Department of Foreign Affairs;
  • ·         Legal Researchers

In addition to offering a very competitive salary and excellent working conditions, each of these opportunities have excellent learning & development programmes offering new graduate employees the opportunity to up-skill through high-quality, structured training programmes, team projects and other development supports, with the intention of preparing new entrants for their given role while also providing a solid and valuable foundation for their future careers.

All of these 2015 graduate campaigns will be open for applications until midnight on the 15thof October 2015.