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As the job application is for a civil service position, there would likely be additional vetting and depending on the job, even security vetting. That is the reason most likely for the requested information.
The requested information on a government form under such conditions would not be a breach of GDPR. People do get carried away with thinking everything is data protection etc etc. There are grounds where this would not apply and a government job role is such.
Ypu can indeed give the information
You have righrpts to assist the daughter to complete her job application, the requested information is not a breach as adviced.
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