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Navigating the path to get cleared for work in the UK!

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If you are passionate about making a difference and ready to embark on a journey in care, you have come to the right place. In this blog post, we will guide you through the essential steps of getting cleared for work with commonly asked questions!


Why do you have to be cleared for work?

Working in health and social care demands a high level of responsibility and trust. Our team need to make sure you possess the right behaviours and attitudes necessary for the job. The clearance process ensures that you will align with the industry’s code of conduct, whilst having the correct documents to work in the UK.

What documents will you need?

  1. Identification: Just like any job, you will need to provide proof of identity through documents such as a passport or driving license.
  2. Proof of address: Submit a recent utility bill or bank statement to verify your current address.
  3. DBS: You need to provide an up to date DBS. This is a background check that allows our team to learn of any criminal history. This must be carried out on anyone who will work with children or vulnerable adults, to ensure the service users safety.
  4. Qualifications & Certificates: Present relevant certificates.
  5. References: Prospero Health & Social Care require 6 months previous experience. You will need up to date references from your previous employer to validate your work history, skills, and character.

How does the process work?

  1. Registry: Start by registering online, following the steps.
  2. Document verification: Our dedicated compliance team will review your submitted documents to ensure they align with the necessary standards.
  3. Face to face interview: If your application meets criteria, you will be invited to an interview.
  4. Clearance approval: Once you have successfully completed the process, you’ll receive clearance to work in the UK! Our team will then guide you through the next steps.

What is the Code of Conduct?

It is also important to be aware of the Health & Social Care Code of Conduct. It serves as a guiding compass for professionals in the field, outlining behaviours, attitudes, and standards of conduct. These set of qualities are looked for by our team when recruiting healthcare workers. By adhering to the care certificate code, you can elevate your career in healthcare, providing support to service users.

Want to learn more? Read our blog about the Code of Conduct here.

What roles can I apply for when cleared for work?

Once you have been approved to work you will be able to work any role that is of interest to you and aligns with your experience.

Browse all available jobs here.

Your journey starts with us, but it continues with the difference you make in the lives of those you care for. Prospero Health & Social Care are here to guide you every step of the way. Register with us today!

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