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Does British Army require pre-employment background checks? What kind of background check does British Army do and how long does it take to complete?

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  • All British Soldiers have to complete a full Security check, time varies on what Nationality and all background checks are carried out also on all family members.

  • The army does background checks on your social media and work history, and if you are young enough, school behavior as well. this may take up to a 5 days to do.

  • All trades in the Army are required to have pre-employment checks and this can take up to 6 weeks depending on the individual and job they take in the Army.

  • Yes but not as in depth as you would think things such as criminal background ect

  • Yes. Extensive security checks.

  • Being a british born male, the background checks was done within 3/4 week if i remember correctly, the checks consist of health, criminal and legal checks.

  • Depends on your family and background. Also depends on what regiment you join, as some jobs require a higher security clearance than others.

  • Not that I know of just ur permission and then you go through into training in different phases at which u can pass or fail

  • Usual DBS.

  • Full vetting

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