Recruitment to the Flemish government on the basis of previously acquired skills approved. Every skill counts!

21 September 2012

At the proposal of the Flemish Minister for Administrative Affairs Geert Bourgeois, the Flemish Government today gave its definitive approval for the decision to change the Flemish staff regulations. The change means that as of 1 October 2012, the Flemish Government can also recruit candidates with previously acquired skills. Until now, the Flemish government could only deviate from the degree criteria when there was a shortage on the labour market. “Having the required degree is still the general rule,” says Minister Bourgeois. “In a modern staff policy, however, the focus for the government also increasingly falls on having the required skills. This change is an important step forwards. Every skill counts! The Flemish government can no longer afford to overlook suitable candidates who have the necessary professional experience, but who may not have the required degree.”

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