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Offline narphtx

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Pre-Employment Background Check in the UK
« on: February 12, 2018, 04:07:42 PM »
Any one knows how the pre-employment background check is usually done in the UK? I'm in professional service.
Just wondering how far back would a company ask to verify in terms of employment history.
Met in the US: 2014
Got Married in the US: Dec 2015
Online Application Submitted (PRIORITY): July 10, 2017
Biometrics: July 10, 2017
Package Dropped off at UPS: July 10, 2017
Received Email: July 12, 2017
NEVER RECEIVED ANY EMAIL REQUESTING MORE DOCS OR ANY NOT STRAIGHTFORWARD EMAIL.
Told by helpline and MP a decision was made on September 18, 2017
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Offline KFdancer

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Re: Pre-Employment Background Check in the UK
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 04:39:45 PM »
They usually want your previous three employers.

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Re: Pre-Employment Background Check in the UK
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 04:45:22 PM »
They usually want your previous three employers.

Thanks!
Would they care about part-time jobs, on campus jobs and research projects at school? I graduated in 2014 and worked for only one employer from 2014 to 2017. I honestly don't even remember the exact dates for part-time jobs I had during uni. 
Met in the US: 2014
Got Married in the US: Dec 2015
Online Application Submitted (PRIORITY): July 10, 2017
Biometrics: July 10, 2017
Package Dropped off at UPS: July 10, 2017
Received Email: July 12, 2017
NEVER RECEIVED ANY EMAIL REQUESTING MORE DOCS OR ANY NOT STRAIGHTFORWARD EMAIL.
Told by helpline and MP a decision was made on September 18, 2017
Online Status Tracker:Not Recognized
Decision Email: October 1, 2017 (Sunday)
Passport Received: October 4, 2017

Offline KFdancer

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Re: Pre-Employment Background Check in the UK
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 04:47:50 PM »
Thanks!
Would they care about part-time jobs, on campus jobs and research projects at school? I graduated in 2014 and worked for only one employer from 2014 to 2017. I honestly don't even remember the exact dates for part-time jobs I had during uni.

I would think they only want the ones relevant to your career (so just the one).  But you can always ask.   :)