- 13 May 2019
Date received: 17 Apr 2019
Date responded: 7 May 2019
The total number of applications to the Scottish Government Graduate Development Programme 2016/17 cycle, and the total number of successful appointments made to the Scottish Government Graduate Development Programme 2016/17 cycle.
Data on the socio-economic background of the applicants for that campaign.
The answer to your first two questions is that 2,792 individuals completed applications for the August 2017 intake. A total of 22 were offered a place. All of whom accepted.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. The reasons why we don’t have the information are explained in the Annex below.
REASONS FOR NOT PROVIDING INFORMATION
The Scottish Government does not have the information
The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because we do not currently collect this information from candidates. The GDP is open to anyone with a degree, we encourage diversity through our pre-campaign outreach activity to potential applicants and we are working to create an indication of social background by monitoring successful candidates’ postcode data.
This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House