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An interview with the HSE

  • 06-04-2023 9:28am
    Registered Users Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭

    My son did an interview yesterday with the HSE. How long is it likely to take for them to come back to him with a yes or no? It's for a fairly high up clerical type role, not something medical.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭ellejay

    It's nowhere as quick as when you apply to a private company.

    It also depends if he applied to a panel / competition or for a specific post.

    I'd guess 3-4 weeks but he could email the contact asking for an approximate timeline.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,758 ✭✭✭✭BattleCorp

    I was told two days after the interview that I had come first in the competition but it couldn't be confirmed for a week or so in case someone else interviewed appealed their placing in the competition. They let me know quickly enough, certainly within two weeks of the interview but I reckon it was nearly 3 months after that before I actually started working for the HSE.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭Sunny Disposition

    It's a specific post, would that make the process a bit faster?

  • Registered Users Posts: 217 ✭✭KildareMan

    You would normally hear within a week if you were sucessful/placed on a panel or not. From that point depends who in the hse is progressing the post. I work in an hse hospital with it's own HR so things can go pretty quickly. Usual holdup is garda checks.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭Sunny Disposition

    Young fella still hasn’t heard. No idea why not, maybe the fact Good Friday and a Bank Holiday Monday have fallen in the interim is the issue.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,758 ✭✭✭✭BattleCorp

    Yeah, only a week has passed and a lot of staff in the HSE take holidays over the Easter period. I wouldn't worry yet.