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2018 Recruitment Campaign

The last national Clerical Officer recruitment campaign was launched by the civil service (Department of Public Expenditure and Reform) in June 2018. Applications for 'Clerical Officer in the Civil Service 2018' (Nationwide excluding Co. Dublin) were open on www.publicjobs.ie. The deadline for applications was the 5th July @ 3pm. 

 Our courses are excellent preparation for the current 2018 campaign and other campaigns. Our courses have been used by candidates for various national and other clerical officer competitions and have been of great benefit to candidates entering these kinds of recruitment campaigns.

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Clerical Office Course Options

Clerical Officer Classroom Course

Clerical Officer Day Course

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Our renowned preparation day courses have been developed based on the most commonly used tests from large scale competitions in Ireland over the last number of years. We have over 30 years of industry experience and have helped thousands of candidates just like you succeed at their selection tests. Our day courses are excellent preparation for anyone applying to the national competitions and indeed other regional and smaller clerical officer competitions such as HSE, County Council and various others.

Clerical Officer Online Course

Clerical Officer Online Course

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Our clerical officer online course is a great alternative for those that cannot attend a day course. This comprehensive online course features online practice tests which will help you familiarise yourself with the format and style of questioning that has been used in various national clerical officer competitions. The course comprises of our exclusive online practice tests through our e-learning platform and covers verbal comprehension, numerical reasoning and error checking as well as guidance on assessment questionnaires and Job simulation exercises. 

Clerical Officer National Recruitment Competitions

The Clerical Officer Competition is a national competition that recruits administrative staff into various government departments in the Public Service. The PAS (Public Appointments Service) is the centralised recruiter for the Civil Service. They run competitions to establish panels of suitably qualified individuals from which various vacancies may be filled.

What is a Clerical Officer?

Clerical Officer Selection Tests

Applications for national competitions are made through the Public Appointments Service website when a competition is launched. After applying, candidates are entered into the selection process and will need to complete a number of stages. The first of these stages can comprise of an online questionnaire and assessment tests. These assessment tests can include; numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning and clerical checking. Later stages will usually require attendance at a test/interview venue. 

Are our courses suitable for other clerical recruitment competitions?

Absolutely! Whilst generally focused on the national recruitment campaigns carried out by the Civil Service our course is and has been useful for various other clerical competitions including ones with the HSE and smaller regional county council competitions, as well as others. There are a number of formats of Clerical Tests that are used frequently in Ireland and our course covers the most commonly used ones of these.

About the Recruitment Process
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Clerical Officer Information

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Public Sector

Who is the Clerical Officer Recruitment Campaign open to?

Intending candidates must possess the requisite knowledge, skills and competencies to carry out the role and be capable and competent of fulfilling the role to a high standard while also fulfilling citizenship, health and character requirements. A full list of eligibility criteria is available from the Public Appointments Service website when a recruitment campaign is launched. 

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How to apply?

Applications are made through the Public Appointments Service website when a competition is launched. After applying you will be given information about the selection tests telling you where and when the tests will take place. 

How does the Civil Service advertise for Clerical Officer positions?

The Clerical Officer Competition is a national competition that recruits administrative staff into various government departments in the Public Service. The PAS (Public Appointments Service) is the centralised recruiter for the Civil Service. They run competitions to establish panels of suitably qualified individuals from which various vacancies may be filled. They have advertised in various places including the main recruitment pages of the national newspapers as well as on social media and their own website www.publicjobs.ie

How to Apply Public Sector

Selection Process

Candidates who apply are required to undertake selection tests in different stages of the recruitment competition. Candidates are entered into the selection process and will need to complete a number of stages.  The first of these stages can comprise of an online questionnaire and assessment tests. These assessment tests can include; numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning and clerical checking. Later stages will usually require attendance at a test/interview venue. 

Importance of Preparation

You must be successful at each stage in order to progress to the next. Successful candidates are then placed onto a panel. The placing of candidates on a panel is usually dictated by their aptitude test scores. So, the speed at which candidates navigate through the recruitment process depends on their performance in their aptitude tests, the number of applicants and availability of new positions in their chosen geographical area. Preparing for the recruitment competition is thus very important.

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Is the course suitable for other clerical recruitment competitions

Absolutely! Whilst generally focused on the national recruitment campaigns carried out by the Civil Service, our course is and has been useful for various other clerical competitions including ones with the HSE and smaller regional county council competitions, as well as others. There are a number of formats of Clerical Tests that are used frequently in Ireland and our course covers the most commonly used ones of these. Different formats of Verbal Tests, Numerical Tests and Error Checking are covered in our course including guidance on assessment questionnaires. 

 

 

Other public sector competitions

Why choose Career Services?

What is it worth knowing that you are giving yourself the best opportunity to succeed in the assessments?

Our experience has shown us that the most serious applicants do not believe in taking shortcuts. Neither do we. We focus on providing the highest quality preparation and have done so for over 30 years. As a result, our courses are the best in the market.

Simply put, we give you the best opportunity of succeeding!

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