European Background Ltd

Our Company

European Background Ltd is a UK specialist providing pre-employment screening and background checks. Thats all we do but we do it in greater depth and by using proprietary products, that differentiate our programmes from the rest. The primary role is to verify that any information - such as employment history and professional qualifications - supplied by a candidate to a potential employer is accurate and meets the requirements of the client. Combining this with Drugs and Alcohol screening and operating worldwide despite the name, gives European Background unique depth and coverage.

European Background has developed new products to aid both production and interpretation of background data. These products have helped European Background to be the fastest growing UK pre employment company.

This vetting service is used to help in the selection process, providing a safety net for employers as they make their final decisions in recruiting new staff.

European Background's specialist researchers check many different sources of information as part of the screening process including Equifax, HPI, Court Records, the Criminal Records Bureau, the Land Registry and Companies' House. Typically, it takes around ten days to make all the necessary checks before compiling a report that is handed to employers.

Checks can only be carried out with the consent of the candidate involved and examine up to ten years of employment history in line with the Data Protection Act.

European Background is fully compliant with UK privacy legislation including the Data Protection Act, the Consumer Credit Act, the Criminal Records Bureau and the Scottish Criminal Records Bureau.

Types of Searches Undertaken

European Background's Standard Search includes the following:

Employment history and references - checks whether candidates have been truthful about their previous employment. This includes verification of an applicant's dates of employment, position, reason for leaving and any disciplinary action.

Educational and professional qualifications - validates schools, colleges and universities attended, dates attended, plus degrees and other qualifications gained.

Criminal record - discloses criminal records for offences in the UK but does not include spent convictions.

Credit history - reveals credit rating, bankruptcies, liens and court judgements for each address.

Driving record (if applicable).

Residential status verification

Eligibility for employment

European Background's Standard Search can have the following added:-

Management and director disqualification - reveals whether a candidate is disqualified from holding a senior position.

Directorships and shareholdings - highlights any conflicts of interest that might arise from current or past directorships and associated shareholdings.

Director litigation and bankruptcy - discloses defaults, court action, and the financial integrity of the company for which the candidate acted as a Director.

Media Search - finds an individual's media profile in the press.

This website is our criminal check portal for applicants and employers. Please contact us if you require more information on our services, or visit our main website.