Advanced Search Advanced Search Close Panel All of these words This exact phrase Any of these words Without these words Search within: PSDWhole of Government Expand All Collapse All Careers@GovRecruitment Criteria 1. Does the Public Service accept candidates from any discipline or do I have to specialize in a particular field? The Public Service generally accepts candidates from all disciplines for generalist positions. However, for positions in specialised fields such as accountancy, legal and medical services, you will need to have a professional degree in the relevant field of study. 2. Is it true that the Public Service is interested in recruiting only fresh graduates? We are interested in recruiting the best people for our jobs - be they fresh graduates or mid-career entrants. We consider the candidate's work experience, personalities, skills and other credentials during the selection process.We are constantly on a look-out to recruit outstanding talent at all job levels, and we welcome mid-career candidates to share their wealth of experience and knowledge to provide a different perspective to the job issues and challenges. 3. Is it true that the Public Service only recruits graduates with excellent academic qualifications and/or scholars? The Public Service offers a wide range of jobs with different requirements. Academic qualification is just one proxy for ability to do the job. We take into account other important factors such as relevant work experience, personal attributes and motivations, and commitment to public service. For a mid-career candidate, relevant work experience is a more important proxy than academic qualification for a good job fit. 4. Is there any age criterion for applying Public Service positions? Candidates of all ages are welcomed to apply for available jobs. 5. Can candidates with criminal records apply for positions in the Singapore Public Service? All candidates are welcomed to apply. Selection will be based on best fit for the job.Candidates need not declare criminal records that are spent when applying for a job in the Civil Service. 6. Does the Singapore Public Service employ non-Singaporeans? Yes, non-Singaporeans can apply and be considered for jobs in the Singapore Public Service. Generally, they are hired for positions that are operational in nature or where the skills required are in shortage. 7. How do I know whether my qualification is recognised for employment to the Public Service? There is no government authority that assesses or grants recognition to qualifications for employment to the Public Service, because we are in no position to know about qualifications awarded by universities from all over the world. Each public service agency decides on the skills required for their respective jobs, and qualification may be one proxy for the required skills. For overseas qualifications, one way to determine how well the qualifications equip you with the necessary skills is to check whether the qualification is accredited by the home government of the country. This applies to qualification obtained full-time or part time, through distance-learning or twinning programmes, etc. Another way is to compare the standard and rigour of overseas programmes with those available locally. For overseas professional qualifications, agencies will check whether these are recognised by the relevant professional bodies in Singapore. If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit your Feedback to let us know how we can help you.