Applications open 160 Civil Service student placements

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon and Finance Minister Conor Murphy with placement students Ryan Gilbert and Rebecca Wallace launch this year's Civil Service student placement scheme at traffic control and information centre

APPLICATIONS have opened to recruit 160 people on to the Civil Service student placement scheme.

This year sees a 60 per cent increase in the number of opportunities available for students across a range of areas including accountancy, architecture, engineering, communications, ICT, law and policy.

The scheme is open for applications until noon on Friday March 18, with the paid placements (annual salary£18,783) expected to start late August/early September.

Finance Minister Conor Murphy said: “This year we have over 60 extra places available, helping even more students develop skills and gain practical experience in a professional working environment.

“A placement in the Civil Service will enhance a student's career prospects in whatever field of employment they want to work in.

“I hope students who secure one of the 160 available places will consider the Civil Service as a career where they can make a difference to society.”

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon added: “My department has a lot to offer students who want to work and learn about essential services and the Civil Service. Students who have spent their year out in the department have really benefitted from the experience and opportunities they gained over that time.

“Listening to their feedback, I know they have enjoyed their time working in the public sector and the part they have played in improving the lives of citizens.”

The scheme is open to students currently studying towards an undergraduate degree, who will have successfully completed their second year examinations by the end of the 2021/22 academic year and who have the opportunity to undertake a placement for the 2022/23 academic year.

Further information on the range of placements and details on how to apply are available at

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