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Employee Background Check Services for UK Companies

Conducting an employee background check in the UK, is similar in many ways to the approach in other countries. Although, one of the main differences is that in the UK a DBS certificate (commonly known as a DBS check) is a key element to reduce risk for many companies.  Carrying out a background check can be a complicated and lengthy process, but with Veremark's automated platform this can be achieved quicker, with less risk and is next to no work for your team.

Top 5 Most Commonly Requested Checks and Highest Discrepancy Rates in UK

According to Veremark's Annual Report 2022 (State of Hiring and Background Checks Discrepancies), the top five most commonly requested checks are:

  1. Employment Check - 19.45%
  2. National ID Check - 15.66%
  3. Academic Achievement - 11.75%
  4. Criminal Record Check - 11.75%
  5. Global Sanctions Check - 11.20%

Transform your hiring and screening process with insights from Veremark’s discrepancy report. We’ve revealed what the top 5 checks are, but what are the top 5 discrepancies? Download our report to find out!

Background Checks for Every Single Individual in the UK's Job Market

The UK has one of the most stringent background screening systems in the world. Majority of employers are required to perform a criminal record check on every individual they are considering to hire to make sure that they hire only candidates who are trustworthy, honest and reliable. A criminal record check is just one type of background check, there are many others, including national ID checks, credit checks, employment history checks, and global sanctions checks.

Who can Conduct Background Checks in the United Kingdom?

Background checks can be conducted by the police, government agencies, and private companies. The most common type of background check is the DBS check which is one of the most commonly requested criminal background check in UK. A lot of background checks are conducted by private companies in the United Kingdom for a variety of purposes, including recruitment, vetting and checking for criminal records.

Veremark Insightful Reports Which are Shareable Via Link or Pdf

● Tired of complex and detailed employment check reports? Get our collated and straightforward reports instead.

● Get background screening reports that give you the info you need at a glance - in a shareable link or pdf format.

● Our reports can be used during the recruitment process and revised throughout employment to ensure that checks are always up to date and relevant to an employee’s role.

● Protected by blockchain, Veremark’s Career Passport can also be transferred between employers by candidates throughout their career, offering secure and accurate information for new and existing employers.

Veremark Integrates Directly into Your Hiring Workflow

● Our open API connects with your ATS or CRM  for smooth communication between platforms

● Order low-cost background checks and manage your check requests from within your existing system

● Check results are returned to your existing ATS or CRM and can be compiled with previous candidate history

● Our platform is completely free, there is no cost or set up fee to get connected. Veremark also offer an employment background check free trial.

Automated Screening. Safer Hiring. Trusted Service.

Veremark's UK Office


85 Great Portland Street London,
England, W1W 7LT
United Kingdom