Virgin Trains ban the box and make this clear on their application form

We thought we’d highlight the approach of Virgin Trains, as we liked the fact that although they’ve signed up to banning the box, they’ve kept a section in their application form explaining this. This approach helps to make clear to applicants how the company approaches criminal records. This is something we recommend as part of […]

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Ricoh – Asking at job offer stage

As part of our guidance on when to ask about criminal records, we highlight the example of Ricoh: In order to ban the box, Ricoh carried out a review of their recruitment practices, taking into consideration their existing security policies and a desire to recruit fairly. As a result, the company revised its security policy […]

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Timpson – Their application form

We thought we’d flag up the application form of Timpson. Timpson application form, July 2016 Timpson ask about criminal convictions on their application form. As an employer, they are well-known for recruiting people with convictions, so this section is less likely to put people off applying (which is one of the reasons why it’s important […]

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Greggs – Their application form

We thought we’d flag up the application form of Greggs. Although they haven’t signed up to the Ban the Box campaign, they word their question very clearly (including being clear that spent convictions do not need to be disclosed), and they refer people to guidance on how to answer the question accurately. For those companies […]

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Civil service to “ban the box”

Yesterday, we featured news on Unlock’s main website that the Civil Service  have committed to ‘banning the box’ We welcome David Cameron’s commitment to the Ban the Box campaign and changing the recruitment practice of the Civil Service towards people with convictions. The Civil Service is a significant employer and this news is a welcome boost […]

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