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Pay-Per-Candidate screening 

Pay-Per-Candidate screening packages are perfectly suited for employers who want to screen prospective employees and existing staff on a pay-as-you-go basis. 

These packages are suitable for employers wishing to screen a single candidate, and can only be purchased one package at a time. For those occasions where you need to screen multiple candidates (usually more than 50 per year) please contact our Business Development team who will happily advise you on best approach.

This candidate screening includes DBS basic checks, standard DBS checks and DBS enhanced checks online.

There are six key reasons why our clients choose Security Watchdog’s pay-per-candidate screening.

  1. A quick way to vet candidates, removing any onboarding delays
  2. Easy to use, with simple and dynamic forms
  3. Approved by the UK Government 
  4. Offers an enhanced candidate experience on VOLTi4
  5. No sign-up fees or commitment required
  6. Provides the purchaser of the check with updates during the screening journey.

How does this screening work?

Our screening is carried out by our International Centre of Excellence as part of Security Watchdog’s blended screening approach. We've developed cutting-edge technology to deliver candidate screening at pace. Our expertise and eye for detail gives you the certainty that all due diligence has been undertaken when it comes to vetting new hires.


Our industry leading packages have everything your business needs to ensure you minimise risk and meet the obligational requirements. This includes, but is not limited to, fundamental requirements for UK employment such as ID & RTW (Right to Work) checks and Criminality searches on your candidates.

We also offer the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) package and market-leading social media checks.

The process is very simple. You get a dedicated screening team assigned to your case. We can process these checks in as quickly as 48 hours.

Average time to complete our online form: 5.3 minutes.

Buy your risk-based screening packages easily online...  it takes only a matter of minutes. 


  • select your package;
  • complete the required information;
  • pay securely online; and
  • we’ll work hard to deliver your reports (usually within 14 working days).


We have a variety of packages to suit a variety of needs. If you can’t find the package you are looking for, or you require something more bespoke, please contact us.

Low Risk

Our low risk screening package is designed for temporary or contractual staff across any industry sectors.

Low Risk

Medium Risk

Our medium risk screening package is designed for full-time employees in any industry sector or those moving into full-time contracts in medium to small enterprises in roles of trust and who may pose a medium risk to the business.

Medium Risk

High Risk

Our high risk screening package is designed for new or continuous vetting for senior roles which pose highest risk to a business or who have access to sensitive information. It confirms up to five years’ activity history.

High Risk

BPSS Checks

The BPSS is the standard of background screening package recommended by the UK Government. It sets a baseline for employee checking used for anyone working within or on behalf of a UK government department.


Social Media Checks

Our social media background check deploys powerful screening and online behaviour evaluation tools to fairly and objectively assess a candidate’s social media profile. They can also be purchased as one-off checks by consumers , in order to asses and identify vulnerabilities in your online presence.

Social Media Checks

Build Your Own

With our build your own screening option, select from a list of extensive employment checks suitable for all industries and roles to create a custom screening package.

Build Your Own
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