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2020 Recruitment Campaign

2020 National Clerical Officer Campaign 

The Public Appointments Service (PAS) launched a 2020 Nationwide Clerical Officer recruitment competition.


The deadline for applications was Tuesday 24th March 2020. Applications can only be made on the PAS website

The selection stages will include an Assessment Questionnaire and a Competency Based Interview. Our online course is excellent preparation for the current national campaign selection stages. 
 

Clerical Officer Online Course

Our renowned preparation courses have been developed by industry experts with more than 30 years of experience. We have helped thousands of candidates just like you succeed at the selection stages of Clerical Officer competitions. Our courses are excellent preparation for anyone applying to the 2020 National Civil Service Clerical Officer Competition. Includes preparation for the Competency-Based Interview.

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Clerical Officer National Recruitment Competitions

What is a Clerical Officer?

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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 What is a Clerical Officer?
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The Public Sector

The Benefits of working in the Public Sector

Public Sector

Who can apply?

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 Tests & Preparation

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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Other Competitions?

Is this course suitable for other 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 Us?

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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