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When applying online for a role with us on our careers’ website, applicants will need to supply sufficient information for us to be able to evaluate their application. We will require that you provide your name, contact details, details of your qualifications, skills, experience, employment history, information about your expectations and eligibility to work in the UK. We ask for other personal data (including special categories of personal data and criminal records) during your application or after we have made an offer, we will explain why and how it will be processed when it is requested. We also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as references supplied by former employers and conduct background checks.

We partner with trusted third parties who support us during the recruitment process, including the assessment and interviewing of candidates, background checks and providing specialist software. Your personal information will be shared with them as required; you will be made aware where that has happened.

We use automated decision making as part of our trainee recruitment process. This takes place at the early stages. You will have to meet certain benchmarks to proceed to the next stage in the process. The benchmarks that are in place are pre-determined and an automated decision to progress or reject you is made based on how you score against the required benchmark.

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm suitability for employment
  • to potentially enter into an employment contract with you
  • provide information to you about other employment opportunities with us
  • comply with legal, regulatory and professional obligations (eg positions requiring a regulator’s approval or specific qualifications).