Career Services-The Entrance Exam Experts provide preparation courses for clerical officer aptitude tests. 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.
NOW OPEN: 2018 Clerical Officers Recruitment Campaign for the Civil Service
New dates and venues for upcoming preparation day courses will be added in the coming days. Any updates on available day courses will be added to our Dates and Venues page:
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 the Role of a Clerical Officer?
Clerical Officer Selection Tests
Applications 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. See here to learn more about the stages of the Recruitment Process
Importance of Preparation
How to prepare for the Clerical Officer Aptitude Tests?
Our renowned day courses
We are once again running our renowned preparation day courses for the anticipated 2018 clerical officer national competition as well as various other clerical competitions. Our course has 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 succeed at their selection tests. Our day courses are excellent preparation for anyone applying to the national competition and indeed other clerical officer competitions such as HSE, County Council clerical officer competitions and various others.
Click here to find out more about our highly acclaimed day course.
Our online course
We also have an online course available for those that cannot attend a day course. This comprehensive online course features online practice tests which help candidates familiarise themselves with the format and style of questioning that have 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.
The Benefits of working in the Public Sector
- Job security, typically once a candidate is hired they tend to stay within the Public Sector
- Permanent and pensionable career
- Opportunities for promotion and advancement
- Further Education Opportunities
- Challenging and rewarding work in a team environment
- Responsibility of working in a Government Dept
- Pay scale
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.
The last national competition was in 2016
Applications are made through the Public Appointments Service website when a competition is launched.
2016 Clerical Officer Campaign was launched by the PAS (Public Appointments Service) and interested candidates needed to apply online at www.publicjobs.ie. The deadline for applications was 3.00pm was Thursday, 16th June, 2016.
When applying candidates were given an opportunity to select their preferred 2 counties they would be willing to work in eg. Galway/Mayo, Cork/Kerry, Dublin/Kildare or any other selection that is suitable to you.
Upon successful application, candidates are entered into the selection process and will need to complete a number of stages. The first of these stages will comprise of online questionnaire and assessment tests. These assessment tests can include; numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning and clerical checking. Later stages will require attendance at a test/interview venue. The first stage will be unsupervised and conducted online.
Candidates had to successfully complete this stage and be placed highest in order to be considered for advancement to the next stage of the selection process.
Clerical Officer Recruitment Campaign Preparation