Employee Development & Appointments to Positions in the Civil Service
Training And Further Education
The Public Service Commission, in accordance with the Learning and Development policy, is fully committed to the training and development of all civil servants and in conjunction with the departments, encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential. A copy of the Learning and Development Policy can be found in the Civil Service Regulations Handbook.
The Commission believes that Employee Development can be undertaken in respect of a civil servant's current job or future career as follows:
A) Current Job
To acquire/develop the skills required to allow the civil servant to perform the duties of their current post effectively. This may require attendance at training courses, which is a normal requirement of employment; or the acquisition of qualifications through further education (distance learning, attending college, private study etc) as part of the conditions of being appointed to the post.
B) Future Career
To acquire/develop the skills required to allow the civil servant to perform the duties of a different post effectively (promotion or transfer). This may be by attendance at relevant training courses, further education, job rotation, etc.
The Commission believes that the development of civil servants can be achieved, where appropriate and relevant, by providing opportunities to undertake Training Courses, Further Education and Professional qualifications.