During times of Civil Service recruitment, you may go straight into the Civil Service after you leave school as either a Clerical Officer or Executive Officer provided that you have passed the recruitment process through an open campaign and possess the relevant qualifications.
You will need a good general standard of education (e.g. Junior Cert, Leaving Cert Applied, etc.) and a customer focused attitude to enter as a Clerical Officer and you will need a successful Leaving Certificate (or equivalent examination) in Maths and Irish or English with a minimum of grade C in five Honours subjects to enter as an Executive Officer.
You may avail of a scheme that supports employees to study part-time, by refunding fees for courses seen as relevant to the job, and giving exam and study leave giving you the opportunity to continue your education while you work.
If you decide to enter into third level education and do not possess five honours in your Leaving Certificate you may apply for the position of the Executive Officer through an open competition provided you have:
1) Recognised degree
2) Successful Leaving Certificate (or equivalent examination) result in Maths and Irish and/or English and one of the following:
- Have passed the 1st year examinations of a course leading to a recognised degree
- A certificate/diploma or other qualification obtained following a NCEA recognised course that lasted at least two years
- Professional Examination 1, or equivalent of a recognised accountancy body
During times of Civil Service recruitment, the Public Appointments Service also recruits for an Garda Siochana, the Fire Brigade and a number of other public services which you may apply to once you have satisfied the necessary requirements.
To apply for any of the above positions or to register your interest log on to www.publicjobs.ie