A BPSS clearance check is a legal requirement for UK civil servants, members of UK armed forces and any government contractors. In addition to this, it is also a requirement for anybody applying for NSV security clearance.
What does BPSS stand for? It stands for Baseline Personnel Security Standard.
To get BPSS Clearance you will need to undergo a BPSS Check. A BPSS check is a uk background check that was created to help reduce the risk of illegal workers. Also, it tackles identity fraud. It is seen as a procedure to help protect national security. Individuals cannot apply for BPSS Clearance on themselves. Only an employer can apply to have a BPSS check performed.
BPSS Check – What is checked?
There are 4 elements to a BPSS check and candidates must pass all to get their BPSS clearance certificate. The 4 elements are often referred to as RICE.
- Right to work — We check if candidates are entitled to take up the position as well as check their Nationality and Immigration status.
- Identity — Full id check.
- Criminal records — BPSS is not the same as a DBS but as part of the checks we perform a Basic Disclosure
- Employment history check — Confirmation of past three years of employment (minimum) history/activity
If candidates have spent 6 months or more overseas in the last 3 years they must declare that as well. We have offices in multiple European countries and can easily perform the required International Criminal Record checks.
On completion of the required checks, a candidate will be deemed to have BPS Security Clearance. At this point, a BPSS Certificate is issued.
BPSS clearance is a legal requirement. It is important you are compliant. Vetting Solutions Centre has the experience and staff to provide BPSS security clearance for your staff that fast and accurate.
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