Recruitment campaign for government lawyers: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/01912
Date received: 13 July 2018
Date responded: 8 August 2018

Information requested

Following information regarding the 2017 and 2018 recruitment campaign for government lawyers:

1. The number of applicants

2. The number of applicants invited to interview

3. The pass mark to be successful

4. The number of applicants offered a vacancy after interview

5. The number of applicants placed on the reserve list

6. The number of reserve applicants who received a job offer

7. The number of vacancies

8. With regard to the 2017 campaign, the number of reserve applicants that did not receive a job offer during their 9 months on the reserve list

9. The number of applicants not put on the reserve list.


The information you have requested is attached at Annex A.

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FOI-18-01912 - information released (tabulated).pdf


Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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