Screening and Vetting Services

The G4S Employment Screening and Vetting Service was founded on many years of experience, having developed and implemented background checks and security clearance procedures for people working across a spectrum of private and public sector organisations; and in very sensitive and secure roles. Our clients range from Government bodies operating Prisons and Care Homes, to private clients in areas including the nuclear energy, aviation and financial service sectors.

screening packages designed around your business needs

A robust employee screening programme helps organisations minimise the risk of making inappropriate recruitment decisions, which if unchecked, could lead to fraud, dishonesty or misconduct and cause damage to your businesses brand, reputation and financial standing.

No two organisations are exactly the same and the jobs within them require different competencies, skills and attributes, along with different levels of authority and responsibility. G4S Employment Screening and Vetting Services offer a range of employment screening packages, which help our customers meet their individual needs.

Our core Employment Screening checks comprise of the following components: -

Identity Check
Verification of a person’s identifying credentials such as Passport or Birth Certificate, helps ensure that they are who they say they are.

Right to Work
Where a non-EU citizen presents a work or student visa, G4S will validate its authenticity using Home Office sources.

Proof of Residence Verification
Confirming a person’s residential address commences with a search of the public electoral roll. Where an individual is not found, G4S will utilise other data sources, such consumer credit ‘footprint’ data to prove a transactional history of a person at a specific address.

UK Credit Check
A consumer credit check will be carried out using an established credit bureau. Searches help identify County Court Judgements, Voluntary Arrangement, and Bankruptcy.

Academic Qualification Validation
A direct request would be made to the school, college or university to confirm the individual’s qualifications and/or period of attendance.

Employment History
The individual’s employment history will be validated through written and/or verbal referencing from previous employers.

Professional Qualification and Membership Check
A direct request would be made to the professional body, requesting confirmation of the individual’s date of joining, membership status and professional qualifications.

Criminal Record Search
G4S will use its umbrella status to complete a Criminal Record check using the appropriate body; Disclosure Scotland, Criminal Records Bureau or Access Northern Ireland. G4S will also ensure that the correct criminal record Disclosure type is used by our customers.
Basic - Details all criminal convictions considered not to have been spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, or states that there are no such convictions
Standard – Details all convictions (including spent convictions), as well as any Police warnings and cautions
Enhanced – As Standard plus any information which is considered relevant and details of whether the applicant has been barred from employment with vulnerable adults and children

UK Directorship(s) Search
Searches of Companies House records are completed, in order to identify current and previously held directorships, as well as any notifications of disqualification from acting as a company officer.

Driving Licence Check
Driver licence details are checked against the information held by the DVLA to confirm or identify any disqualifications, endorsements/penalty points and restrictions.
Regulatory,  Sanctions, Enforcement and Politically Exposed Persons

A search of multiple data sources including; HM Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets and Control (OFAC), FSA, Politically Exposed Persons Intelligence and CIA.

Media Searches
A search of multiple media news sources using an adverse search string, to identify any newsworthy items.


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