HCC requires pre employment background checks, the speed of these depends on those who are providing the information. References are taken up prior to employment.
Yes refences from previous employers
Right to work, medical clearance, references, DBS for Safer Recruitment role and Non Police Personnel Vetting for specific roles. They can take up to 2 months and you wont have a start date agreed until these are completed
Yes, DBS Checks. References from previous employers.