Tech challenge

Amiqus helps civil service improve recruitment process

Sandy Crombie and Callum Murray

Sir Sandy Crombie and Callum Murray

Software firm Amiqus is working with the Scottish Government to help improve the civil service recruitment process.

Outdated processes mean it can take up to 12 weeks to bring a successful candidate into the civil service due to paperwork alone, during which time they may receive a competing job offer.

The Leith-based secure data company has been enlisted to the Government’s CivTech accelerator programme which encourages early-stage companies to develop solutions for public sector projects.

Amiqus will now work with the Scottish Government’s People Directorate over the next three months, before pitching to an audience of about 500 public sector decision makers at CivTech Demo Day in March 2020. 

The company, which is chaired by former Standard Life chief executive Sir Sandy Crombie, has applied its ID verification software to more than 175 legal, accountancy, property management and recruitment firms across the UK.

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