Pre-Employment Checks

In order to protect our clients and ensure we recruit the right calibre of staff a number of pre-employment checks are undertaken:

Interview: Face to face interviews normally last approximately an hour and normally take place at our office between 8.30am and 4.30pm.

Literacy and Numeracy: All applicants complete a basic numeracy and literacy test to ensure they have the necessary skills required for doing the work.

Psychometric Assessment: Candidates undertake a psychometric assessment to assess their suitability for carework and to gauge their honesty and integrity.

References: A minimum of two references are required which will normally be the current and previous employer (personal references are not normally acceptable). References received are verified with a phone call to the referee.

Right to Work in UK: Evidence of a right to work in the United Kingdom must be produced and may be verified through the UK Borders Agency employer checking service.

Criminal Records: The Health and Social Care Act 2008 requires all persons working with vulnerable people to undertake an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and a DBS ISA First check.

Identity: Applicants are required to bring a number of original documents to their interview to verify their identity.

Training: Experienced care staff are required to produce valid certificates as proof of training attended. Where this is not possible, they must do the training by attending our in-house course.

Healthcare Questionnaire: Once the recruitment decision is made and before commencing work, staff complete a health questionnaire to check they are fit and able to safely carry out the tasks required by the job role.