Basic welsh required for new Welsh Government jobs
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People will need to speak at least a "courtesy" level of basic Welsh in order to get jobs with the Welsh government in future.
This includes answering the phone bilingually, as well as pronouncing and understanding simple words.
Candidates will be expected to show the skills either on appointment or within six months of recruitment.
The Conservatives said the government's priority "should be recruiting the best person for the job".
The move is part of what the Welsh government called a "significant change" to its recruitment policies, as part of an aim to become bilingual.
Job adverts for civil servants working in the Cathays Park administration will no longer say Welsh language skills are not required, but that it will be "desirable, essential or to be taught on the post" for every vacancy or new post.