As you may well be aware, we carry out security screening on you to ensure that you are not a present or potential future security risk. You are required to provide evidence of previous employers, periods of self-employment, periods of unemployment, periods spent in full-time education, periods spent abroad and periods spent in prison. The purpose of this is to verify your whereabouts on a month by month basis for the last 5 years. Please complete the attached Application for Employment form fully and accurately ork all or any of the hours agreed because of sickness or injury.
NAMES AND ADDRESSES
Please ensure that all names and addresses are accurate. Provide Post Codes and telephone numbers including area codes. Provide the full and accurate name of the company or school to which you refer. Ensure that surnames are spelled correctly and all information is clearly written and legible. Please provide a full five year address history.
Should be two people that have known you on a month by month basis for at least five years. Neither referee should be related to you, be someone with whom you are in a long-term romantic relationship, or reside at the same address as you. Please state their relationship with you and state for how long you have known them. Ask the referees permission before putting them on the application form.
State who your immediate superior was or who the person was to whom you were responsible. State also your job title at the time of leaving and your reason for leaving. Ensure all dates are recorded as month and year both for starting and for leaving employment with a company.
NO LONGER TRADING
Previous employers who are no longer trading can present a problem. Provide as much detail as you can about the company and our Screening Controller may contact you to provide further evidence of your employment there. If you are still in touch with someone from that period of time or you know their whereabouts please submit their details as an additional Character Reference.
PERIODS OF SELF-EMPLOYMENT
Should be accompanied by details of your professional advisers (Accountants, Solicitors, and Bankers) during that period. Additionally, provide a letter instructing them to release details of your self employment to the company or its agents.
PERIODS OF UNEMPLOYMENT
Should be accompanied by details of the office at which you were claiming the benefit or signing on. Additionally the Letter of Authority will serve as an instruction to release details of your claims to the company or its agents.
PERIODS SPENT ABROAD
Should be accompanied by a Visa, Passport Stamp, Hotel Bills, Wage Slips (if working abroad), Credit Card Statements, etc, to show that you were where you said you were during this period.
PERIODS SPENT IN PRISON
Should be accompanied by exact dates on a month by month basis. Accurate addresses of prisons are important including any prison reference number. If you have a Certificate of Discharge or similar please submit with the application form.