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Departments: Recruitment

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department paid to recruitment consultants in each year since 1997. (140038)

DFID does not make use of recruitment, search and selection agencies when recruiting staff to the home civil service.

In accordance with The Civil Service Commissioners code external appointments are made on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

Our job advertisements are placed in the national press or specialised magazines in addition to appearing on DFID’s own website. Since 2003 all of our vacancies have also been placed on the civil service recruitment Gateway website.