Civil Service Student Placement Scheme launched

Date published: 28 November 2022

The Northern Ireland Civil Service has launched its 2023 Student Placement Scheme, offering 140 placements across government departments.

Opportunities are available for students across a range of degree areas including accountancy, architecture, engineering, communications, ICT, law and policy. This year for the first time, placements are available for students studying psychology, electrical engineering and structural engineering. These are paid placements with an annual salary of £19,121 per annum.

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 2022/23 academic year and who have the opportunity to undertake a placement for the 2023/24 academic year. 

The scheme is open for applications from Monday 28th November to noon on Friday 9th   December 2022 with placements expected to start late August/early September 2023. Further information on the range of placements and details on how to apply are available at

Notes to editors: 

Photo caption: Alexandra Crabtree, a student at Ulster University is currently on a science placement with the Civil Service, working in Trace Organics within the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.


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