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Step 6 - Pre-employment checks

Having selected a potential new employee, an offer of employment is conditional until a number of satisfactory checks have been completed.

Some checks are advisable to mitigate risk to either the individual or the University, like checking qualifications and references. Others are a legal requirement that must be fulfilled before the job applicant is hired.

The guidance below provides an overview of what good practice recommends, our legal obligations and University processes.


Contact Ask HR in the first instance for support with your recruitment requirements.




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Guidelines - DBS checks eligibility.pdf

Guidelines - Pre-employment checks.pdf

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