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Public Sector Talent Solutions | Cpl

Why Cpl for Public Sector Talent Solutions?

Cpl are proud to provide a comprehensive range of solutions to our Public Sector clients across our core brands of Recruitment & Talent Solutions, Healthcare, Outsourcing, Consulting & Learning.

All of our teams are trained in the CPSA Codes of Practice and Cpl is a CPSA-approved recruitment agency. We are fully committed to merit-based public-service recruitment and to the standards and principles which must be followed in the Code of Practice for the appointment of roles in the Public Service and Civil Service.


Siobhan O'Shea | Director, Client Services

Siobhan O’Shea is Client Services Director for Cpl and a member of the Cpl leadership and Corporate Sales team. Siobhan also heads up Diversity & Inclusion for Cpl’s Future of Work Institute. She is a frequent speaker and brand ambassador on workplace & labour market trends, the future of work, and DEI.


Siobhan O'Shea | Director, Client Services


Cpl has a 31-year track record in delivering important, complex public sector projects. We were the first approved recruitment agency listed by the Commission for Public Sector Appointments (CPSA). Our team includes a number of qualified psychometric assessors and coaches through our Career Consultants arm, part of our Enterprise Solutions Group.

Our people at Cpl are fully trained in accordance with CPSA standards in recruitment and selection and have a demonstrated commitment to the six CPSA key recruitment principles.

CPSA Key recruitment principles:

  • Probity
  • Merit
  • Best Practice
  • Consistency
  • Transparency
  • Appointments promoting equality, diversity and inclusion

Irish Public Service Recruitment

We have been privileged to manage 400+ public sector recruitment campaigns throughout Ireland over our 31 years in business.

Our specialist teams of Public Sector recruiters possess extensive national and international expertise and deep knowledge of the core requirements of state agencies, government agencies, and non-profit organisations.

Public Sector Recruitment Areas:

  • Civil Service
  • Defence Sector
  • Education Sector
  • Justice Sector
  • Health Sector
  • Local Authorities
  • Non-Commercial State Agencies (NCSAs)


Cpl operates and adheres to both the Employment & Recruitment Federation and CPSA codes of practices for all recruitment services and are fully audited financially bi-annually by our external auditors KPMG and under continual audit by the Cpl Group Internal Compliance team. In addition, the Cpl Group operates and adheres to a number of quality management certificates which are specific to the relevant specialist division within the Cpl Group: The Cpl Institute, which is the Cpl Training business who provides training, both externally to clients and internally, operates to and has full accreditation to ISO9001:2008. Cpl Healthcare recruitment operates to and has full accreditation to ISO9001:2008 and ISO9002.

Cpl are active members of the following organisations and we ensure our company operates in line with the standards of these organisations: CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development), IMI (Irish Management Institute), IBEC (Irish Business and Employers Confederation), Institute of Directors, ACA, CIMA, ACCA, Institute of Tax, Institute of Internal Auditors and the Institute of Sales and Marketing.