US citizen working in UK


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ngquests

I would like to know if anyone knows the process for a US citizen to
work in the UK - specifically as it relates to employment background
checks. I understand jobs in the UK require address, criminal and
sometimes financial checks. If a US citizen were to get a work permit
and apply in the UK how would these checks be handled?
Theoretically, the address would only show a very shirt term UK
address, the financials would all be from a US bank. Finally - how
would the background check work? Would they need one from the US?
Also, would convictions that are considered spent under UK law show up
and be considered? I assume they may as the US does not have the
same concept in regards to spent convictions but I am not sure. Any
help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 
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Stickems.

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| I would like to know if anyone knows the process for a US citizen to
| work in the UK - specifically as it relates to employment background
| checks. I understand jobs in the UK require address, criminal and
| sometimes financial checks. If a US citizen were to get a work permit
| and apply in the UK how would these checks be handled?
| Theoretically, the address would only show a very shirt term UK
| address, the financials would all be from a US bank. Finally - how
| would the background check work? Would they need one from the US?
| Also, would convictions that are considered spent under UK law show up
| and be considered? I assume they may as the US does not have the
| same concept in regards to spent convictions but I am not sure. Any
| help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
|
 
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ngquests

The questions are in the original post -
I understand jobs in the UK require address, criminal and
sometimes financial checks. If a US citizen were to get a work permit
and apply in the UK how would these checks be handled?
Theoretically, the address would only show a very short term UK
address, the financials would all be from a US bank. Finally - how
would the background check work? Would they need one from the US?
Also, would convictions that are considered spent under UK law show up
and be considered?

Basically I would like details on how criminal, financial and address
checks are handled for non-UK citizens when working in he UK and if
convictions outside the UK that are considered spent in the UK are
handled along with the criminal background check in general. For a UK
citizen they would report any convictions based on UK laws and the
rehabilitation act would be in effect. For non-UK citizens the law
still applies but how would the check be conducted as
 
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Miss L. Toe

ngquests said:
I would like to know if anyone knows the process for a US citizen to
work in the UK - specifically as it relates to employment background
checks.
Some jobs/employers will require very stringent checks.

Some will require none at all.

What sort of work are you going to be doing ?

Is your work permit application all sorted out ?
 
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Alasdair

I would like to know if anyone knows the process for a US citizen to
work in the UK
First of all, he would need a work permit. There are companies that
would help you get one for a fee of around £1000.
- specifically as it relates to employment background
checks. I understand jobs in the UK require address, criminal and
sometimes financial checks.
It would depend on the job he sought. If it entailed working with
vulnerable people such as kids or the elderly, the employer would have
to do a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check.
If a US citizen were to get a work permit
and apply in the UK how would these checks be handled?
Theoretically, the address would only show a very shirt term UK
address, the financials would all be from a US bank. Finally - how
would the background check work? Would they need one from the US?
The address is unimportant. Financial checks are largely irrelevant
in the UK unless you want credit. Even convictions are not that
important unless you want a job involving kids, or you want to become
a doctor, lawyer, acccountant, teacher etc. I don't know what access
the CRB has to US criminal records.
Also, would convictions that are considered spent under UK law show up
and be considered? I assume they may as the US does not have the
same concept in regards to spent convictions but I am not sure. Any
help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Most worthwhile public sector jobs in the UK are exempt from the
provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and so even spent
convictions have to be declared. It all depends on the type of job
the US citizen wants in the UK. Trading companies in the UK are
normally only interested in your qualifications and work experience
and not your criminal background. Charities, the professions and the
public sector are much more fussy.
 
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Jonathan Bryce

ngquests said:
I would like to know if anyone knows the process for a US citizen to
work in the UK - specifically as it relates to employment background
checks. I understand jobs in the UK require address, criminal and
sometimes financial checks. If a US citizen were to get a work permit
and apply in the UK how would these checks be handled?
Theoretically, the address would only show a very shirt term UK
address, the financials would all be from a US bank. Finally - how
would the background check work? Would they need one from the US?
Also, would convictions that are considered spent under UK law show up
and be considered? I assume they may as the US does not have the
same concept in regards to spent convictions but I am not sure. Any
help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
It depends what job you are applying for. A lot of jobs don't require any
of these checks.
 
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ngquests

Seems like a lot of people are stressing the job type. I know the
issue with working with kids, etc. I was wondeing if the same applied
for IT jobs in the financial area - working for large firms?
 
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Miss L. Toe

ngquests said:
Seems like a lot of people are stressing the job type. I know the
issue with working with kids, etc. I was wondeing if the same applied
for IT jobs in the financial area - working for large firms?
IT jobs in general tend not to be too fussy about background checks.
Large firms do tend to be more fussy than smaller ones.

Sorry that isnt a firm answer - but I suspect it will be a pit of pot luck.
 
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ngquests

Seems resonable - However, what is the take by large firms on spent
conviciotns? I assume as per the law you do not need to report them
and they cannot use them as a reason not to hire a candidate. Please
let me know if this is not the case.
 

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