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Departmental Vacancies

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of vacancies in his Department in the last 12 months required candidates to have at least a grade C in (a) English and (b) mathematics GCSE. (96756)

In the last 12 months, one recruitment campaign for junior administrative posts required applicants to have a minimum of 5 GCSE/GCE subjects at grade A-C, one of which had to be in (a) English and (b) Mathematics. This represents 2.43 per cent. of all advertised vacancies.