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Play your part in shaping Ireland's future

The CSO offers a rewarding and competitive career in a dynamic, innovative and inclusive work place.

We promote a culture of staff engagement, innovation and well-being.

Learn more about the benefits and opportunities of working at Ireland's national statistical office.

Graduate Programme in the CSO

Careers in the CSO offer our people the opportunity to develop a career in a statistical organisation and to do purposeful work, which makes a real difference to the Irish State and its people.

We have developed our Graduate Development Programme based on the following:

  • challenging assignments giving the Graduate experience working on a specific project;
  • bespoke Graduate learning and development programme;
  • exposure to different aspects of the Organisation;
  • flexible working opportunities;

Our Programme

Our opportunities for graduates span a range of disciplines in the following areas:

  • Statistics / Economics / Data Analysis
  • Human Resources / Learning and Development
  • Data Governance / Data Protection
  • Digital Communications

Graduates appointed from graduate programme competitions may be assigned for a specific period (9 months) to complete a project in the CSO or in other Government Departments / Agencies, in the context of the broader Irish Statistical System.

What we're looking for

If you have some or all of the following skills and attributes, we would love to hear from you:

  • Ability to work effectively on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Strong focus on meeting the needs of customers
  • Strong communication, report writing and presentation skills
  • Capability in building and maintaining good working relationships with a wide range of people
  • Strong analytical skills to collect, organise and disseminate information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to progress multiple work activities successfully under the pressure of competing deadlines
  • Thinking creatively and critically about how to improve and add value to existing processes and outputs and following through to implementation

The Role of Graduate at the CSO

Hear more about the graduate role in the CSO from one of our current Graduates, Eoin O'Shaughnessy, and learn about the benefits of working in the Irish National Statistics Office in this short video.

Current Opportunities

For further information on any current CSO recruitment campaigns, please visit the Recruitment page.