Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Brenda O Loughlin from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:


Brenda O Loughlin



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  Brenda O Loughlin
I guess I would tell anyone considering this job that they need to be able to multi task, have good people and communication skills and be prepared to work hard.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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What Graduates Say about Working in the Public Service

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What Graduates Say about Working in the Public Service

Monday, November 02, 2015 

What Graduates Say about Working in the Public Service

The Inside Buzz

We recently surveyed our graduate entrants on what it’s really like to work in a few areas of the Public Service; Civil Service employees, IGEES employees and Local Government employees.

We ask them how we shaped up in terms of salary, culture, perks, benefits and much more. Why don’t you see what our graduates had to say: GradIreland - Inside Buzz on Public Service Careers

2015 Graduate campaigns

We had a great response to our recent graduate campaigns we advertised for Administrative Officers in the Civil Service, Graduate Economists with Irish Government and Evaluation Service (IGEES), Trainee Auditors in the Comptroller and Auditor General, Third Secretaries in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Legal Researchers in a number of Civil Service offices.

The campaigns are currently moving through the stages of assessment. We wish all the applicants the best of luck.

Careers Fairs

We attended a number of Careers fairs and events this autumn, Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Galway and Limerick. We met with some wonderful people who were eager to find out what we had on offer and we spoke to some who were surprised to find the variety of careers that the Public Service had to offer. We really enjoyed speaking with everyone and we are delighted that some of them are now considering their options for a Public Service career!

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