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Departmental Recruitment

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families 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. (301545)

The Department uses the internet and encourages on-line applications, where possible, to improve the quality and efficiency of its recruitment processes. In all of the recruitment campaigns over the 12 months (November 2008 to November 2009) there was always the option to complete a paper based application. The Department also made use of advertising media other than the internet such as Jobcentre Plus, newspapers, career fairs, and university and specialist publications to attract people.