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Employee Background Checks UK

We work with you to assess the level and type of risks associated with different roles, and provide you with a range of comprehensive UK and international background checks designed to enhance your recruitment processes.

Detailed below are a selection of Background checks associated with various levels of risk. These packages are a guide and our flexible service will tailor individual packages to meet your company’s exact requirements.

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Background Check Screening Packages

At CV Insight, we work with clients in lots of different industries, so we always create a package which is tailored to your industry/regulatory-specific requirements. Our background checks propose a comprehensive solution which is designed to facilitate the hiring process and reduce the risks associated with hiring the wrong candidates.

Our packages provide a robust service that is essential for businesses in today’s fast-paced, risk-averse environment. We’ve listed a selection of what you can expect below.

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CVI Level 1 (Low Risk Roles)

  • Electronic candidate consent
  • Identity Document Algorithm Validation Check
  • Highest Education Check
  • 2 x Employment Reference Checks

CVI Level 2 (Medium Risk Roles)

  • Electronic candidate consent
  • Identity Document Algorithm Validation Check
  • Credit and Address Check
  • Highest Education Check
  • 3 Years Employment (capped 3 roles gaps highlighted over 90 days
  • Basic Criminal Disclosure

CVI Level 3
(Senior Management & Executive Roles)

  • Electronic candidate consent
  • Identity Document Algorithm Validation Check
  • Credit and Address Check
  • Directorship check
  • UK Sanction/Anti-money Laundering Check
  • Highest Education Check
  • Professional Qualification/Membership Check
  • International Adverse Media Check
  • Basic Criminal Disclosure
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Background Checks
Questions Answered

We cannot conduct any checks without first getting the explicit consent of the candidate in question. If the candidate is not willing to provide consent, then we cannot proceed.

Depending on the level and detail of screening and availability of referees, we aim to return completed UK reports within 3 to 10 working days. Some basic identity, UK credit checks and Basic DBS checks can be completed within 24 hours. International reports may take a little longer and the turnaround times will vary between countries.

A background check is a process where an individual’s personal, educational, employment, and criminal history records are reviewed and verified to assess their suitability for a particular purpose. It is commonly performed by employers to evaluate an individual’s trustworthiness, qualifications, and potential risks.

Yes. You can track the progress of reports 24/7 using our real time candidate tracker, which provides details of checks being carried out and the present status. Simply log into your account and click on the name of the relevant candidate. Any negative results are always reported directly to you.

Costs may vary according to the background checks required please contact us to discuss your individual requirements. We have no hidden costs, no setup fees and only charge for what we actually check.

It is for some industries and job roles. Our team is able to advise you on which checks must be undertaken in order for your company to adhere to legislation and remain compliant. For any employer in the UK, a Right to Work check is mandatory – you must ensure that a new employee is eligible to work in the UK. We can help you with this with our document validation service.

We are experts in obtaining references. Our experienced team is able to undertake this work on your behalf, requesting references and swiftly following up the request to ensure it is returned in a timely fashion. This offers a huge time saving benefit to your busy HR department who can then devote their time to other business issues rather than the time consuming job of chasing references.

We perform a variety of checks including pre-employment screening, education and qualification checks, credit checks, criminal records checks and much more. We are able to advice on which checks would be most appropriate for your organisation. Please see our full list of services.

What Our Clients Have To Say

A Trusted Partner in Cyber Security Recruitment
Working with CV Insight has been a game-changer for our recruitment company. Their deep industry knowledge and extensive network have allowed us to consistently deliver highly skilled cyber security professionals to our clients. Their meticulous candidate selection and personalised approach make them a reliable and valued partner.

Emily Morgans
Business Support Manager

NDK Consulting

CV Insight are great to work with from getting setup initially to now initiating our screenings, everything is always smooth sailing! The system is easy to use and whenever we have an issue there is always someone to speak with who resolves the problem in a timely manner.

Alisha Nandhe Patel
Senior Global Operations Manager

I-Pharm Consulting Ltd

We at Cordiant Digital Infrastructure having been partnering with CVInsights for over 2 years for our UK and international employment checks. they have always provided exceptional service they have always been very supportive in meeting our requirements. They provide a fast efficient cost effective service

Rita Maguire
Human Resources Consultant

Cordiant Digital Infrastructure

For over ten years, Clarion Housing has partnered with CV Insight as our trusted employment screening provider for both new and existing employees. Their seamless integration into our processes, along with their unwavering commitment to prompt turnaround times and attention to detail, have proven to be invaluable assets. We would recommend CV Insight to any organisation in search of a reliable and professional partner for their employment screening needs.

Talent Acquisition Manager

Clarion Housing Group

Allbricks partner with CV insight to complete employee screening obligations. The team at CV insight are friendly, prompt and clear in their responses, process requests quite quickly and maintain open conversations with candidates throughout their screening. The online platform is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. It is a pleasure working with CV insight and would recommend their services.

Warren Deweltz
Compliance and Risk Manager


I have had the pleasure of working with Michelle and her team at CV insight for the past two and half years.
We have worked very closely with CV insight on a variety of projects ranging from small to medium, to more recently larger accounts.
Michelle and her team have provided a seamless process which has enabled my team to be able
remain focused on their roles with limited disruption.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Michelle and her team to any client looking to partner
with a reliable and conscientious organisation who deliver on what they promise.

Hannah Hewitt
Commercial Manager

ACS Staffing Solutions

Providing FCA compliant UK and International Employment Screening Service since 2012. CV Insight provide a good, quick and responsive service to emails and calls. Good phone support, as well as our bespoke weekly report. Highly responsive, would recommend CV Insight.

Financial Services Company

CV Insight have been providing us with their Employment screening services since October 2008. CV Insight always deliver costing and time scales on the same day as the request. The online system is easy to navigate for both clients and candidates. We are always updated when a candidate has not completed their form, which then allows us to chase our candidate thereby avoiding unnecessary delays. All staff are very helpful, polite and knowledgeable. We would 100% recommend.

Worldwide Recruitment Company

CV Insight perform our FCA UK and International Employment screening services. They adhere to agreed timeframes and if this is not achievable they always keep me informed. CV Insight online system is user-friendly from the employer perspective. Their communication is clear and thorough and they keep an open dialogue throughout a candidate’s screening. We recommend their services.

Specialist Fund Management Company

CV Insight are a trusted partner for us globally, supporting us in verifying the educational background/qualifications of our candidates. This is a vital part of our due diligence process to ensure that clients can rely on the quality of talent that we recommend.

International Executive Recruitment Company

CV Insight have been performing our UK and International Employment Screening Service for over 7 years. CV Insight provide a very reliable delivery of references and background checks. They have a flexible approach, are very easy to engage with if there are questions. They deal with volumes of identical cases and also have a willingness to adapt services to the specific business needs where required. We would highly recommend CV Insight.

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Here's Why Our Clients Love Us

  • Named Account Manager To Oversee Every Stage Of The Process
  • Same Day Setup, 24/7 Access - View Results In Real Time
  • Compliant With All relevant Regulations And Standards
  • First-class customer service - Just read our testimonials
  • Secure, easy to use online system - fast and accurate, compliant data
  • Screening For Both Regulated And Non-Regulated Companies

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Employment Screening Services

  • Comply With Employment Legislation
  • Appoint The Best Person For The Job
  • Minimise The Risk Of Fraud Or Theft
  • Protect Your Company's Reputation
  • Reduce Re-Recruitment Costs

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