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    • esamantha21
    • By esamantha21 12th Apr 18, 6:37 PM
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    Conditional job offer withdrawn even though I fulfil conditions
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    • 12th Apr 18, 6:37 PM
    Conditional job offer withdrawn even though I fulfil conditions 12th Apr 18 at 6:37 PM
    Hi all,

    Abut a month ago i was offered an Internal post l where i currently work. The managers who interviewed me were keen to take me on a foresaw no issues.

    I received a conditional offer of employment, which stated it was conditional on references, sickness absence checks and evidence of essential qualifications.
    They called me today stating the offer had been withdrawn due to lack of evidence of essential qualifications despite this not being brought up at all in the last month.
    Last edited by esamantha21; 12-04-2018 at 10:06 PM. Reason: clarification
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    • ssparks2003
    • By ssparks2003 12th Apr 18, 8:29 PM
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    Do you have a recognised project management qualification I.e. APM or prince2 or have you just done some cobbled together internal training course?
    • anamenottaken
    • By anamenottaken 12th Apr 18, 10:12 PM
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    If the qualification was listed as an "essential" in the person specification and it is a local authority, they may well have a policy which says they can only appoint if all the essentials are met. They now realise that you do not - perhaps they misread your application (not your fault) or interviewed you because you were an internal candidate.

    By changing the criteria so that the PM qualification is no longer essential and if you meet the criteria of being a graduate then if you reapplied then they could appoint you as you would then meet the essential criteria which you did not on the first run.
    • BrassicWoman
    • By BrassicWoman 13th Apr 18, 6:40 AM
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    hold on; you've edited your post for clairty but I'm sure when I read this yesterday the qualification needed was a project management one, which you had experience of / an internal course, but not the actual qualification.

    Did I imagine that?
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    • ssparks2003
    • By ssparks2003 13th Apr 18, 7:55 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 7:55 AM
    Obviously the OP did not like the first answer they got so decided to change the question in the hope of improving the outcome
    • 74jax
    • By 74jax 13th Apr 18, 8:02 AM
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    hold on; you've edited your post for clairty but I'm sure when I read this yesterday the qualification needed was a project management one, which you had experience of / an internal course, but not the actual qualification.

    Did I imagine that?
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    That's right. I'm not sure why op would change.
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    • Gavin83
    • By Gavin83 13th Apr 18, 11:52 AM
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    I'm not really sure what the question is. If it's 'can they do this' the answer is yes.
    • ReadingTim
    • By ReadingTim 13th Apr 18, 12:23 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 12:23 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 12:23 PM
    Do you have the "essential qualifications"?

    If yes, submit evidence.

    If no, there's not a lot you can do, other than relying on goodwill - it's called a "conditional offer" for a reason, and you've just found out the reason.

    In terms of relying on goodwill, it would be helpful if you could "prove" or show in some way that you disclosed the fact that you did not have these qualifications, and were told it wasn't a problem, or otherwise allowed to proceed.

    Some qualifications are mandatory for some roles. Others are highly desirable, but not the be all and end all. Organisations may have policies re. qualifications, and the extent to which these have any flexibility depends on the company, and, to a certain extent, the person they're looking to employ - sometimes the rules can be bent to secure the right person, other times not.

    But in terms of 'can they do this', 'is it legal' and 'do I have any rights', the answers are yes, yes and no, respectively.
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