Department for Work and Pensions: Recruitment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 19th April 2018.

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Photo of Ben Lake Ben Lake Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of job roles advertised within her 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 Work and Pensions, what her Department's implementation plan is for banning the box on job applications.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The application form template used by the Government Recruitment Services (GRS), who manage all recruitment activities on DWPs behalf, does not ask about criminal convictions.

This particular question is only raised as part of the pre-employment checking for candidates who have been deemed successful at the last stage of the recruitment process.

DWP are fully compliant with the ban the box initiative. Therefore, no advertised jobs were excluded in 2016 or 2017.

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