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Public Sector: Recruitment

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 59379, tabled on 15 June 2020

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government (a) practices and (b) encourages the public sector to practice name blind recruitment; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

22 June 2020

'Anonymised' recruitment (where candidates' personal details are removed from the application form prior to shortlisting) is considered the "default" for external Civil Service recruitment.

Answered by

Cabinet Office