Right to Work Checks

Right to Work Checks

The Covid-19 adjusted right to work checks that were introduced in March 2020 are being scrapped. The government’s new guidance now states that from the 1st of October 2022, employers will have to carry out new legislative right to work checks to prevent getting fined.

With this new legislation, Active Recruitment have invested in government approved Right to Work checks to give our clients additional assurances and piece of mind when it comes to hiring Teachers and Support Staff.

Active Recruitment can carry out these checks in one of three ways:

1. Manual right to work checks will still be in place. These right to work checks will cover British and Irish nationals who need permission to work in the UK and will require face to face meetings.
2. From the 6th April 2022, foreign nationals who hold a biometric residence card, a biometric residence permit or a frontier worker permit can be checked online through the government website rather than manually or face to face. To register to be checked his way, candidates can register their information on the government website here >

Candidates will need to provide their date of birth and share code to verify their status through the government’s online checking service which can take time to verify. This is now part of our registration process through our App.

3. From October 1st 2022, employers can use a certified identity service provider (IDSP) to complete right to work checks for any citizen holding a valid passport. This is a more streamlined way to manual checks and is something that will benefit our schools. All candidates need to do is submit their information along with a photo of their passport digitally and a verified identity document validation technology (IDVT) will review these documents and most of the time will instantly give a validation for the UK or Irish citizen.

Ultimately, this way of right to work checks will help recruiters save more time, complete secure checks that can be carried out from your smartphone.

Streamlined Right to Work Checks

We have found that it’s essential that our consultants are able to use the best technology out there to solve some of the biggest issues in the industry right now:

Therefore, we are using certified technology to seamlessly integrate right to work IDVT into our app system so Active Recruitment can verify a candidate’s right to work, all in one system.