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Here you will find information on the process of pre-employment:

Visa and Immigration

For guidance on how to comply with UKVI legislation, and the University’s practices in relation to the recruitment and employment of employees with limited leave to remain and work in the UK please visit the visas & immigration page. 


Your Talent & Recruitment Consultant will arrange for the external provider conduct reference checks for the appointable candidate. They will secure two references for an external candidate or one reference for an internal candidate


Right to Work

Once the offer has been made your consultant will carry out the right to work checks with the candidate. Please note that your consultant will only carry out Right to Work checks for a candidate who has been through a permanent or fixed term recruitment process. It is a legal requirement that the right to work check is completed before an individual start date and applies to all workers including casuals, part-time demonstrators, zero hour lecturer, fixed term or permanent employees. 


For more information on right to work checks, please read Right to work checks: an employers’ guide


Your consultant will also check and take a copy of all professional and/or educational qualification relevant for the role. Due to the current situation with Covid-19 these checks will be completed virtually. For more information please see the Visa and Immigration page.