26 September 2023

NORTHERN IRELAND: Program seeks to find future leaders

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Head of Northern Ireland’s Public Service, Jane Brady and Minister for Finance, Conor Murphy have launched a recruitment campaign for a new Civil Service Graduate Management Program.

In a joint statement, the pair said the program would offer graduates the opportunity to realise their leadership potential.

The four-year program is to give 30 graduates a place on an accelerated leadership development path.

Graduates will undertake a range of diverse and challenging placements in policy-making, operational delivery, communications, the commercial marketplace, data and digital technology, as well as governance.

Mr Murphy said graduates would experience a range of placements across different Departments, and gain valuable experience while being supported with learning and development opportunities.

“We believe our investment in, and commitment to, this new management program will harness the diverse range of dynamic graduate talent out there and help the Civil Service continue to make a positive difference to our society,” Mr Murphy said.

Ms Brady (pictured) said the work of Public Servants in Northern Ireland touched on all aspects of life in the Province.

“The program presents an exciting opportunity for ambitious and capable graduates to build a career, while making a real difference to the lives of our citizens,” Ms Brady said.

“They will work across areas such as health, public finances, justice, education, the environment, the economy, infrastructure and our communities.”

Graduates are to start on a salary of £32,328 ($A55,137) per annum, with the opportunity to apply for promotion at the end of the fourth year of the program, which would see them earning a starting salary of £52,026 ($A88,733) per annum.

Belfast, 7 September 2022

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