Human Resources

Taking Out a Reference

If you need to take out a reference for a new employee, select the type of reference you want from the list below.  You will get taken to our 'online shop' where you can purchase any references required via credit or debit card.  Once your payment has been processed you will receive an email which contains a link to an online form for you to complete.  Please note that you will need to upload documents dependant on type of reference requested and these will be stated on the form.  These will usually include the candidate's CV or application form, signed consent form, identity documents or other documents requested.

To read why it can be important to take out references, view our article "How accurate is your applicants CV?"

Detailed information about each type of reference can be found on the reference information page.

Basic Reference - £40.00 (+ VAT)

Last two employers.  To request a reference and pay via credit/debit card click here....  If you wish to pay via Direct Debit which you already have in place, click here...

Package Reference 1 - £51.00 (+ VAT)

Last two years employment, credit check, electoral role and identity verification. To request a reference and pay via credit/debit card click here...  If you wish to pay via Direct Debit which you already have in place, click here...

Package Reference 2 - £79.00 (+ VAT)

Last five years employment, credit check, electoral role and identity verification. To request a reference and pay via credit/debit card click here...  If you wish to pay via Direct Debit which you already have in place, click here...

Package Reference 3 - £105.00 (+ VAT)

Last ten years employment, credit check, electoral role, identity verification and Directorships. To request a reference and pay via credit/debit card click here...  If you wish to pay via Direct Debit which you already have in place, click here...

Driving Licence Check - £20.00 (+ VAT)

To request a reference and pay via credit/debit card click here...  If you wish to pay via Direct Debit which you already have in place, click here...

Qualification Check - £15.00* (+ VAT)

To request a reference and pay via credit/debit card click here...  If you wish to pay via Direct Debit which you already have in place, click here...

* if copies of certificates are required these will be charged at cost (the cost charged by the institution to provide a copy) + postage.

Disclosure Scotland - £43.00 (+ VAT)

To request a reference and pay via credit/debit card click here...  If you wish to pay via Direct Debit which you already have in place, click here...

Standard DBS (formerly CRB) - £69.00 (+ VAT)

To request a reference and pay via credit/debit card click here...  If you wish to pay via Direct Debit which you already have in place, click here...

Enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) - £96.00 (+ VAT)

To request a reference and pay via credit/debit card click here...  If you wish to pay via Direct Debit which you already have in place, click here...

Eligibility (Right to work in the UK) - £16.00 (+ VAT)

To request a reference and pay via credit/debit card click here...  If you wish to pay via Direct Debit which you already have in place, click here...

Terms & Payment

The candidates permission is required to allow a third party to take out references. If you do not have signed consent for a third party to take out references, please ensure that you ask the candidate to complete the consent form and upload where requested.

A reference refusal shall be deemed part of the reference process and will be charged at the standard rate. If a referee declines to provide a reference for any reason whatsoever you will informed in writing. This is applicable to all reference types, including DBS Checks.

If after a period of one calendar month from the date of the initial reference request (and after being followed up at least twice) a reference has not been fulfilled or returned it shall be deemed as a reference refusal and you will be informed that it has not been possible to obtain a reference.