Will you pass the employment checks?

Six things an employer might ask for before signing a contract.

Job offers usually come with conditions – called employment checks.

Be ready for them by ticking off this list:

1. Contact your referees

Confirm that their contact details are correct. Give them advance warning that an employer will be contacting them.

2. Prove your right to work

You will need a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), passport or national identity card. The employer will only accept originals.

3. Find your national insurance number

It's 9 digits long (two letters, six numbers and one letter: BC123456D). 

Don't have one? Apply for one now. Think you've lost it? Learn how to find it

Got a Biometric Residence Permit? Look for your national insurance number on the back. If you have one, it will be there.

4. Open a bank account

An employer will need your bank account details to pay you. Find out about fee-free bank accounts

5. Apply for a DBS check

Do you want to work with vulnerable groups, like children? You'll need a DBS check. 

This is a check to see if you have any criminal convictions or cautions.

Your employer usually arranges for you to complete the check. 

6. Take a medical

There are different types of health checks.

Some employers require you to take a medical. This can include a physical examination, blood test and more. 

If they specify it in the conditional job offer, you will need to pass it.

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