Administrative Officers

Administrative Officers Recruitment

The Administrative Officer grade is the main graduate recruitment grade for the civil service. Career Services-The Entrance Exam Experts has been Ireland's leading provider of preparation courses for the selection tests used for entry into various careers since 1987. Our courses have helped thousands of candidates successfully prepare for assessment tests that have formed part of the selection process in many recruitment campaigns within the Public Service. The PAS (Public Appointments Service) is the centralised recruiter for the Civil Service. They run competitions to establish panels of suitably qualified individuals from which various vacancies may be filled.

Preparation Course

2018 Administrative Officers Recruitment Campaign

The PAS (Public Appointments Service) launched a national 2018 Administrative Officer Recruitment Campaign for the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.  For this campaign the Civil Service were recruiting people who possess particular qualifications, skills and competencies in the following areas:

1. Human Resources

2. Business/Finance

3. Industrial and Employee Relations

4. General 


The deadline for applications was 3.00pm on Thursday October 11th 2018. 

Applications can only be made via the Public Appointments Service website

Selection Process 

Candidates that apply will be required to undertake a number of stages as part of the selection process. These include a series of online assessments. A full list of the steps involved in each campaign are published in an Information Booklet provided by the PAS at the beginning of each campaign on their website. Each candidate should refer to this for the steps involved in the recruitment process. 

Preparing for the A.O. assessment tests

The online assessments used in these campaigns can take various forms and often include an Assessment Questionnaire and other assessments including verbal and numerical aptitude tests. We have expertly designed an online assessment test preparation course for Administrative Officer recruitment campaigns to help you preform your best at the assessments in the competition.  

The Importance of Preparation

These campaigns are ​very ​competitive and candidates that qualify​ at Stage 1 (the online tests)​ ​are usually called forward to the next stage ​by order ​of merit.​ Preparation is very important not only in order to familiarise yourself with these kinds of assessments​,​ ​so you have ​the best chance at passing them​,​ but also in order to maximise your score in order to place as highly as possible. This course will be excellent preparation for anyone​ who is serious about succeeding in these competitions​.


Find out more about how to prepare here

 Preparation Course