Civil service leadership
Published on 21st September 2012
Continuing growth in the recruitment scheme for HR graduates aims to build a pipeline of candidates for top government jobs
The civil service has expanded its graduate recruitment scheme for HR professionals as it changes its delivery model and seeks the leaders of the future.
Now in its fourth year, the scheme continues to grow and evolve, and is taking on 25 per cent more HR graduates in this autumn’s intake.
The programme is an important part of how the organisation is changing overall, explained Chris Last, HR director-general of the Department for Work and Pensions and head of government HR operations, responsible for 5,000 HR professionals.
“We’ve upped the number of graduate recruits from between 40 and 50 to 60 for 2012/13 because we have changed the nature of the service. HR is changing from the classic Ulrich model to become more about added value,” said Last.
source People Management