Many companies will wish to complete pre-employment screening before your scheduled start date. Pre-employment screening is carried out for a number of reasons, such as type of work you may be completing (i.e. with children, vulnerable adults or handling sensitive data) or the company industry such as financial services or insurance.
Pre-employment screening may need to be completed before you are able to begin work, therefore it is important that you provide all information required as soon as possible. To prevent delays to your start date. Information given must be 100% accurate as any discrepancies found may risk your new role.
This could involve employment or personal references, gap verification (evidencing any gaps within your employment and education), credit and sanctions checks, criminal record checks (Basic, Standard or Enhanced DBS), DVLA driving licence checks, qualification checks (education and professional). Pre-employment screening may be carried out directly by your future employer or through a third-party screening company, this will be detailed to you following acceptance of your job offer.