Thanks but have looked at jobs with dubtlin airport and citizen information and both mention that someone who has availed of redundancy must show their period has expired.Hi Partnership, The timescale between jobs in the CS/PS has long gone. It was hardly worth the paper on which it was written. For those looking in and wondering what I am talking about. Some years ago there was an "edict" that anybody in the PS/CS availing of voluntary redundancy had to wait a specific number of years before applying for another job in the CS/PS. That probably sounds crazy to any forward thinking reader here and the reason is that it was crazy. There is nothing stopping anybody leaving a CS/PS job today and getting another job in another government department tomorrow.