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What are your interests?



Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.

Entry Routes

Entry Routes

The eligibility requirements vary per campaign, these are set out in the information booklet which accompanies each campaign and is available on our website once a campaign is advertised.

You should register your interest on http://www.publicjobs.ie and select the type of position you want. When a relevant campaign is advertised you will receive a notification.

The image below is approximate as each campaign varies and the steps involved in each campaign will be published in the respective information booklet, please refer to the campaign booklet for the actual process.

What qualifications are required?

Eligibility criteria for each position vary per campaign and so the requirements for each post are set out in the information booklet which accompanies the advertisement for the campaign. Qualifications can range from those of school-leavers to graduates and those at a professional level.

What are the typical routes into this sector?

Depending on the positions involved, candidates may enter directly from school, or on completion of a third level qualification at college. 

Usually, applicants may be of any age provided they are suitable in all relevant respects and would accordingly have varied experience. 

There is no limitation on the types of courses acceptable except in the case of professional and technical positions where appropriate qualifications/experience is required.