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Departmental Recruitment

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in his Department who do not have access to the internet. (301543)

In the last 12 months BIS and its predecessors have undertaken 14 external recruitment campaigns. Nine of these were undertaken by the former Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR). Of the 14, only one recruitment campaign requested online only applications. This was a generic campaign for vacancies across former BERR; 25 at Grade 7 and 25 at HEO level. No specific arrangements were made for those without access to the internet and nor were any requested by potential applicants.

There were no recruitment campaigns undertaken in the former Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) that requested online only applications.