Your journey to your new role begins here. Welcome to Security Watchdog

Security Watchdog's Candidate screening guide is designed to help guide you through the employment screening process.

We want to make the process of employment screening as simple and brief as possible. The level of information we require is dependent upon what information your prospective employer has requested. If you are able to supply all the information required promptly and accurately, it will ensure your application is processed as quickly as possible.

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Let’s get started

for us to carry out your checks, you'll need to make sure you have the correct documents ready

During the pre-employment screening process you will be required to provide us with certain documentation. Below is a guide to help you understand what we need.


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Next, it's time to complete your online form

These guides will tell you how to complete each section of your online form.



Personal Details

In this section we ask for your personal information: for example, your date of birth, contact details or nationality. This information is used in a variety of ways; mainly so that we can ensure we request references or checks for the correct person, but some questions are needed for specific checks.

Address History

We will need to know a continuous history of all the addresses you have lived in for a certain period of time, dependent on the checks you are undergoing. This information is used for financial probity and criminality checks, but is also useful should a previous employer or academic institution have difficulties locating your records.

Employment History

A large proportion of employers wish to confirm your employment activity over a set period of time via references. We will need to know of any employments or self-employments you had and any periods of unemployment, whether this is a sabbatical, actively seeking employment or travelling.

Education History

We will need you to tell us of any education certificates or professional qualifications you've achieved that are relevant to your new role. Professional qualifications are those set by independent governing bodies.

Additional Info

Your future employer might ask questions about specific checks as part of your screening.  It is your chance to declare anything adverse that may arise during the process. If you are unsure then you can contact the Human Resources Department of your future employer or learn more below.



Need some help with your online form?

If you need any help with completing your online form, please contact us using the link below and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible. Our office hours are 9.00am to 5.30pm (GMT) Mon to Fri.

Alternatively you can use our handy hints and tips page here.

Contact us if you need help with your online form.



Your privacy is important to us

Our online form is a key part of initiating your checks. We therefore want to make sure that you are comfortable with what's required and the reasons why we are asking for this information. Security Watchdog will never request information that is not directly linked to the checks that have been requested by your employer on your behalf and with your consent.

Read our Privacy Policy