Department for Exiting the European Union: Recruitment

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Ben Lake Ben Lake Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what proportion of job roles advertised within his Department in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017 excluded the box under the Ban the Box initiative.

Photo of Ben Lake Ben Lake Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what his Department's implementation plan is for banning the box on job applications.

Photo of Steven Baker Steven Baker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

The Department for Exiting the European Union was set up in June 2016 based on Cabinet Office principles and guidelines and operates a recruitment process in line with the Ban the Box principles. Recruitment into the department from the external market commenced in November 2016, with campaigns run by Civil Service Resourcing, and all roles have been advertised in line with the Ban the Box initiative.

The Department for Exiting the European Union is committed to improving diversity of opportunity and creating an inclusive working environment that attracts the best talent from the widest possible pool.

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