Supporting your application

Posted on 01 June 2023

Could you work for Loomis UK?

Are you honest? Dependable? Do you have a desire to learn? A positive attitude? A drive to succeed?

Our work is sensitive and is done in a high-security environment so strong character and morals are important to us.

We look for all these qualities in those wishing to join our team. If you answered yes then you could be the perfect fit!

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How to apply

If you’re wondering whether you could work for Loomis UK the answer is most probably yes. 

Qualifications and Experience

We train and develop our staff. We don’t expect to recruit them as a ready-made package.

So, whilst we expect everyone applying to work with us to buy into our values, we also recognise that they are all individuals, with different levels of training, work and life experience.

All we need to know from you is that you want to work for us.

How do I apply for a job with Loomis UK?

Like many employers, we ask for you to complete some standard questions to support the shortlisting process and send through your CV when you apply. This needs to include your full job history. As part of our vetting process, we will need to check your past job history and account for any gaps. For those wanting to work in our transport operation, we have to complete a full 10-year check along with a criminal background check. For those wanting to work in our cash centres or support functions then it is a 5-year check along with a criminal background check.

In line with GDPR regulations, all position application details will be deleted six months after the closing date of the position.

Preparing for your interview

Interviews can be a nerve-wracking experience. We understand that but want to do everything we can to give you the best possible chance. We are excited about meeting you and really want you to do well. We hope the following questions will help you to prepare and set you at ease.


What should I expect at the interview?

This depends on the level of the position and who is conducting the interview. Most of our positions are recruited at the transport branch or cash centre. They may be a panel-based interview which means more than one person will be interviewing you.

The interviewer will ask you questions about your work experience as well as some that are specific to the position you have applied for. You should look through the job description before your interview to help you prepare for any questions you may be asked.

All of this will be detailed in your invite to interview letter. This letter will state the time and date of the interview and where the interview will take place. It may also include details of who you will need to ask upon arrival and who will be interviewing you.


What do I need to bring with me to an interview?

Your invite to interview letter, it will state if there is anything you will need to bring with you.
You will be asked to provide a Right To Work document. The documents that are accepted for this check will be detailed in your invite to interview letter.
You may wish to take a notepad and pen to make any notes or to write down any questions you may have for your interviewer.

You may wish to ask questions in regards to the hours of work/rota if applicable, how many other people are being interviewed or when you will know the outcome.

Interviews are a two-way process and it is usual for the interviewer to ask you if you have any questions. This is your opportunity to ask anything that may be unclear so be prepared and have some ready. The worst thing you can do is say nothing.


What pre-employment checks will you carry out?

Due to the nature of the work, there are some comprehensive pre-employment checks that we must complete. These include obtaining references from your previous employment(s). We must vet all our employees to standard BS ????, this is the industry standard. You will also be asked to complete a DBS, a criminal background check.

We use an external provider to support the vetting process, Vero. You will be contacted by Vero once you have received an offer of employment. An email will be sent to you instructing you on what you need to do.

Unfortunately, we have no control over the length of time some of the checks can take, especially in the case of the DBS check. Some can come through within days, whereas others may take over a month. It is dependent on the number of addresses you may have held and places you have lived. Part of the DBS process is a check by the local Police Force as well as the Central Records. When the DBS process is complete you will receive a DBS certificate. This is yours to keep but we may need to see this to confirm receipt.

As part of the recruitment process, once you have been offered a position, you will be asked to complete a number of forms. This can be quite time-consuming however these are all necessary in ensuring we have all of the information needed to put you onto the HR and Payroll system, inform HMRC and also confirm if you wish to be in the pension.
Should you need support or guidance in completing these both your Line Manager and our HR team are on hand to help.

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