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Clerical Officers

Career Services provide Ireland’s No. 1 preparation course for clerical officer aptitude tests and interviews used in Civil Service, HSE, County Council and other competitions

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Clerical Officer Recruitment

2023 An Garda Síochána Clerical Officer (Nationwide)

An Garda Síochána has launched a recruitment campaign to fill up to 400 clerical jobs across the force nationwide.
The selection process will include aptitude tests and a competency based interview.

Deadline for applications was 3pm Weds 27th September.

Prepare for success in the recruitment process with our expertly designed preparation course.

2023 HSE Clerical Officer (Grade III)

The HSE have launched a recruitment campaign for Clerical Officers. The purpose of this recruitment campaign is to create a recruitment pool of Clerical Officers.
The selection process will include aptitude tests and a competency based interview.

Deadline for applications was 3pm Weds 20th September.

Prepare for success in the recruitment process with our expertly designed preparation course.

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Clerical Officer recruitment competitions are run by the Civil Service periodically as well as by various other organisations including the HSE, County Councils and others.

If you apply for Clerical Officer positions in the Civil Service as part of national competitions or for various other Clerical Officer recruitment competitions generally you are usually required to undertake assessments and an interview as part of the competitive selection process. These assessments can come in the form of an Assessment Questionnaire or Verbal and Numerical Reasoning Tests. You will also be required to do an interview and the most common form of interview used is a Competency-Based Interview. It’s a very competitive process.

Our renowned preparation courses have been developed by industry experts with more than 35 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 National Civil Service Clerical Officer Competitions as well as many othersIncludes preparation for the CompetencyBased Interview.

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Our one of a kind course will help you succeed

Our online course provides exceptional preparation for Clerical Officer aptitude tests and interviews. We have helped thousands of candidates successfully prepare for their assessments and interviews over the years. Our course has everything you need to succeed at the selection stages of various Clerical Officer recruitment competitions. Find out more about how our course can help you

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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.

What is a Clerical Officer ?

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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

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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.

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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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