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To provide 3 years worth of bank statements for a job application?

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JanuaryKat Thu 03-Mar-16 14:44:09

It's for a part time admin job with the NHS.

I applied through a recruitment agency but because I have been a stay at home mum for over 3 years I have to provide 3 years worth of bank statements.

1) I don't want to give out that kind of personal info
2) It would cost me £30 plus yo get copies of the statements


PoshPenny Thu 03-Mar-16 14:46:20

Well it sounds a bit odd to me, what's their justification for asking for that? All I've ever been asked for is the names of 2 referees and proof of my right to work here in the uk

OVienna Thu 03-Mar-16 14:47:25

100% suspect - IMO. They need to provide a very good reason for this. What is it?

JanuaryKat Thu 03-Mar-16 14:47:56

Proof of what I have 'been doing'. Yes, odd....

JaWellNoFine Thu 03-Mar-16 14:48:27

Sounds like nonsense to me. I would question the reasonong for this. And being a SAHM is not a reason.

OVienna Thu 03-Mar-16 14:48:34

Is it a private recruitment agency? Have you actually met anyone from the NHS yet?

SecretSpy Thu 03-Mar-16 14:49:06

It must be the agency wanting this, the NHS don't.

Proof of ID and the right to work in the UK, yes.

It sounds very odd and unnecessary.

JanuaryKat Thu 03-Mar-16 14:49:41

Brook Street employment agency. They said they would block out all personal details hmm

Gracey79 Thu 03-Mar-16 14:49:42

I have a job where I am credit checked and crb'd each year and I've never been asked for more than one months, they can ask your bank for a reference to show you're credit worthy/managing money

molyholy Thu 03-Mar-16 14:50:54

Sod that!! Nosey buggers. How does that reflect the type of work you are looking for?

londonrach Thu 03-Mar-16 14:51:16

Strange. I work for the nhs via an agency at the moment and know i didnt have to provide that. Have you tried the nhs jobs website and go direct or try another agency.

ChristmasZombie Thu 03-Mar-16 14:52:33

Why on earth could they possibly need that?! Sounds a bit fishy to me!

OVienna Thu 03-Mar-16 14:53:03

Quite possibly some sort of scam/intention to defraud. Speak to somoene more senior at the agency to understand what is going on.

lynholmerpark Thu 03-Mar-16 14:53:23

YANBU I'd be cautious and ask why they require this evidence as can't possibly see how this impacts on your ability to do the job.

JanuaryKat Thu 03-Mar-16 14:53:50

Yes. I will go on NHS website.

jay55 Thu 03-Mar-16 14:55:40

Totally unreasonable.
I've had to supply refs for time out of work which is usually the case of badgering a friend and one bank I worked for wouldn't accept my tenancy agreement arms proof of address so I had to give a bank statement but not 3 years worth, that is excessive.

BeyondTellsEveryoneRealFacts Thu 03-Mar-16 14:57:45

I know someone who works 'with money' and had to provide bank statements and credit check along with crb, to prove they werent gonna run off with it all! But nhs?

willfuckformichilenstarfood Thu 03-Mar-16 14:58:43

I had to do this but I was employed, so they contacted my employer and they declared I had worked there between X and X but the alternative was bank statements for those not working.

Still don't think it's right though but I had an alternative X

INeedSomeHelp Thu 03-Mar-16 15:00:50

If the agency are going to remove all personal information what's the point in them having it - it could be anyone's!
Under the Data Protection Act they need to be able to explain what they're going to use the information for, who it is going to be shared with, how it will be stored and how long for. They are not allowed to request or hold irrelevant information and even relevant info should only be retained for the prescribed period.

JanuaryKat Thu 03-Mar-16 15:02:36

I've emailed them asking for an explanation. My previous employment was in the banking industry. It all seems a bit OTT.

carabos Thu 03-Mar-16 15:04:45

They absolutely don't need this. A simple credit check will suffice. I do interim contracts in the NHS at a senior level and this is all the agency has ever done on the financial side.

TheClacksAreDown Thu 03-Mar-16 15:08:12

I work for a large financial institution and we would require bank statements to confirm you haven't been working. However importantly this would only be at the employee screening stage once you'd been offered the job, not at the application stage.

JanuaryKat Thu 03-Mar-16 15:08:51

I've just emailed NHS & Brook Street for an explanation.

LurkingHusband Thu 03-Mar-16 15:09:16

If the agency are going to remove all personal information what's the point in them having it - it could be anyone's!

Logic rarely works with jobsworths sad.

waddleandtoddle Thu 03-Mar-16 15:11:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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