Dáil Éireann - Volume 341 - 28 April, 1983

Written Answers . - Civil Service Post Applications .

601. Mr. Bell asked the Minister for the Public Service the number of applications for the position of postman/postwoman which was advertised recently; the number of applications for the position when it was advertised previously; the number of applications for other vacancies in the civil service for school leavers to which the new job application fees have been applied; and the number of applicants for such posts when advertised previously.

Minister for the Public Service (Mr. Boland): The information required is as follows:

Number of eligible applicants

Name of Post

1983

1982

1981

1980

Postman/Postwoman

1,839

(a) 731†

(b) 1,053

Student Engineer

356

811

354

296

Executive Officer (for School

Leavers)

4,784

9,452

9,930

7,296

Shorthand Typist

1,569

2,900

2,742

—*

† Two competitions held — (a) in March, (b) in October

* Held in conjunction with Typist competition