Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (308)

Joe McHugh

Question:

308. Deputy Joe McHugh asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the percentage take-up by graduates of the summer work scheme in the Civil Service; the percentage of college undergraduates who have taken up same; the percentage of retired persons who have come off the live register to participate in such schemes; the percentage of participants who are in another category; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30280/13]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Public)

During March 2013 the Public Appointments Service (PAS) commenced a recruitment competition to provide cover for temporary clerical positions in the civil and public service, including vacancies arising from the Shorter Working Year Scheme. Given the short-term nature of the appointments, the Public Appointments Service does not collate detailed information on the background of the candidates selected.

A total of 11,927 applications were received. Panels were generated from the county selection choice of the 9,942 candidates who qualified at the initial selection stage. As vacancies arise individuals are invited to attend for interview in accordance with their location choice and in line with their ranking from the first stage of the selection process. The following table shows the number of candidates provided to date by PAS following interview to Departments/ organisations in order to fill their vacancy requirements.

Department/Organisation

Number provided by PAS

Social and Family Protection

444

Justice, Equality and Law Reform

57

Revenue

403

Agriculture and Food

13

PAS

2

Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht

3

OPW

2

Education and Skills

8

SUSI

40

Cork County Council

4

Road Safety Authority

8

Total to date

984