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What is 'Talent Screener' and how does it work?

Talent Screener is designed to help the selection boards of competitions for specialist profiles identify the candidates whose profile best matches the duties and selection criteria set out in the competition notice.

You will have to answer a series of questions in the talent screener section of the online application form. The questions are based on the selection criteria given in the competition notice and your answers will be assessed by the selection board.

All candidates in a competition answer the same set of questions. In this way, the selection board is presented with each candidate's answers in the same structured framework helping it to carry out a careful objective assessment of the comparative merits of all candidates.

The selection board ensure this objective assessment by using the same pre-established evaluation criteria for all candidates within the same field of a competition.