Advanced Search Advanced Search Close Panel All of these words This exact phrase Any of these words Without these words Search within: CareersWhole of Government Expand All Collapse All Top 5 Most Popular FAQsRecruitment Criteria1. How do I know whether my qualification is recognised for employment to the Public Service? There is no central authority that assesses or accords recognition to degrees for employment into the Public Service. In general, degrees from universities accredited by the home government of the country where the university is located will be considered for appointment into the Public Service. This applies to degrees obtained full-time or part-time, through distance learning or twinning programmes etc. 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 professional qualifications, agencies will check whether these are recognised by the relevant professional bodies in Singapore. 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. Does the Singapore Public Service employ non-Singaporeans? Yes, non-Singaporeans can apply and be considered for jobs in the Public Service. Generally, they are hired for non-sensitive positions that are operational in nature or where the skills required are in shortage. 4. 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. 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 when applying for a job in the Civil Service. If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit your Feedback to let us know how we can help you.