The Public Appointments Service (PAS) has launched a new programme for second-level students, aimed at sparking interest in career opportunities in the public sector.
Launched earlier this week, the initiative includes a resource kit, which contains lesson plans covering diverse career paths and entry routes to the public service. It also has videos of public service workers from customs dog handlers, to economists, tour guides and medical controllers.
Fórsa’s head of civil service Derek Mullen has welcomed the initiative citing it as “dynamic” and “engaging”.
“More than 350,000 people are employed in the public sector in Ireland. It’s a wonderful career option that offers career progression and the opportunity to contribute positively to Irish life and the society in which we live. This is an excellent initiative that will showcase the careers in the public service available to young people” he said.
The resources, which are all free to use, can be found on a dedicated schools microsite on publicjobs.ie and are available in both Irish and English.
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath, said his department was delighted to support its development. “I hope it will inspire students, as they think about what they would like to do when they leave school or college, to consider a career in public service, which would be both personally rewarding and beneficial to society,” he said. More information about the programme is available HERE.
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