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Information relating to Legal Trainee vacancy, IRC42354: FOI release

Published: 5 Sep 2017
Directorate:
People Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/01740
Date received: 24 July 2017
Date responded: 21 August 2017

Information requested

Could you please supply the following information for Scottish Government vacancy IRC42354 (Legal Trainee):

  1. Number of application received
  2. Number of candidates interviewed
  3. Number of candidates given offers
  4. Number of candidates accepting offers
  5. For each candidate given an offer: a. gender / b. year of birth / c. town or city of contact address / d. educational qualifications / e. employment history (job titles only) / f. whether offer is for 2017 or 2018

Response

  1. Number of application received - 359
  2. Number of candidates interviewed - 27
  3. Number of candidates given offers – 12 plus 1 additional candidate on reserve list
  4. Number of candidates accepting offers – 12
  5. f. The traineeships were offered from September 2017–2018 with 6 traineeships offered for each year

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide the information you have requested in your question 5 (a-e) because an exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption applies are explained below.

Reasons for not providing information

An exemption applies:

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to the information requested in your question 5 (a-e) because it is personal data of third parties and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. This exemption is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
5 Sep 2017
Information relating to Legal Trainee vacancy, IRC42354: FOI release