Virgin Trains ban the box and make this clear on their application form Posted: September 13, 2016 / By: Christopher Stacey / In: Good practice 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. Extract from Virgin Train’s application form, August 2016 This approach helps to make clear to applicants how the company approaches criminal records. This is something we recommend as part of our guidance on approaching specific vacancies and developing a policy. Christopher Stacey Christopher manages and develops this website. He is a co-director of Unlock and leads the charity's work to support employers in the fair treatment of people with criminal records. Find out more about Christopher.