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THE BSI GROUP

APPLICATION FORM

VERSION 4
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APPLICATION FORM V4 JUNE 2010

DATA PROTECTION
This page explains how we process and safeguard information that BSI gathers and holds associated with
recruitment in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). It also explains how you can obtain a
copy of any personal information we may hold about you.

WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE HOLD

If you apply for a job within the BSI group we will hold your application form or CV. We may also obtain
additional information during the course of the recruitment process i.e. short listing, testing and
interviewing. We will extract information linked to your application for the purposes of monitoring
equality and diversity which is held separately.
If you are a successful candidate we will gather and hold information linked to your proof of residence,
immigration status, references, verification of educational qualifications, your personal data and health
questionnaire.

HOW WE MANAGE YOUR DATA

All information related to internal and external recruitment is kept separately and securely in our Human
Resources Department. Access is strictly controlled and limited only to those who need to see it in the
course of their duties.
We hold information concerning unsuccessful candidates for 6 months. This is to allow for any complaints
or disputes. After this time, the paper and electronic records are securely destroyed. BSI will retain
anonymous data for monitoring purposes, comprising, date of birth, gender and ethnicity.
BSI may keep more detailed electronic and paper records about unsuccessful candidates for more than one
year if we need it to improve our recruitment processes (e.g. for testing validation). If we do so, the
records will be anonymous.
Information about successful candidates is held on their personal file.

YOUR RIGHTS TO SEE THE INFORMATION WE HOLD ABOUT YOU

You are entitled to request a copy of the information we hold about you. This is the 'subject access' right
under the DPA. You are also entitled to be told where the information came from, what it is used for and
if it is disclosed to anyone. There are some specific exceptions as set out in the Act; for example, we are
allowed to refuse requests where releasing the information would prejudice the privacy rights of a third
party.

HOW TO APPLY FOR SUBJECT ACCESS

You can contact us to request a copy of the information we hold. Requests can be made to the HR dept
either in writing or by email to the address used for your job application. We must be sure that we are
releasing information to the right person. So you will be asked to supply information to prove your
identity.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR PERSONAL DATA

The Group HR & Training Manager is the 'data controller' of the information we hold about you, which
means she takes full responsibility for the security of your data.

NOTE
You must complete ALL sections of this booklet.
You are required to type into the boxes shaded in blue. If you have any problems with the format, please
email jobs@bsi.co.uk or telephone 01823 623750 so this can be resolved.
Please note any incomplete sections may mean this booklet is returned to you.

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APPLICATION FORM V4 JUNE 2010

APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT


Please complete all sections of this application in full, even if submitting your CV.
All information will be treated as confidential and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

PERSONAL DETAILS

Please complete your personal details in full so that we may contact you in response to your application.
All applications forms received will be acknowledged in writing within 5 working days of receipt. We may
also wish to contact you by telephone or email, unless you state otherwise below.
Name
Address including Post Code

Home Telephone No
Mobile No
Email Address

Availability (for telephone contact or interview)

Preferred Method(s) of Contact (delete as appropriate)


Telephone Yes / No

Mobile

Yes / No

Email

Yes / No

Post Applied for

Letter

Yes / No

Reference No (if known)

How did you hear about this Vacancy?

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
PRESENT OR MOST RECENT EMPLOYER

Please complete in full, details of your current or most recent employment.


Employer

Job Title

Start Date

Date Left / Notice Period

Salary

Benefits

Main duties and responsibilities

Reason for leaving

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PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

Please complete in full, details of your employment history for the past 3 years. This should be listed in
chronological order, starting with your position prior to your current or last position.
Employer

Job Title

Start Date

Date Left (if applicable)

Salary

Benefits

Main duties and responsibilities

Reason for leaving

Employer

Job Title

Start Date

Date Left (if applicable)

Salary

Benefits

Main duties and responsibilities

Reason for leaving

Employer

Job Title

Start Date

Date Left (if applicable)

Salary

Benefits

Main duties and responsibilities

Reason for leaving

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UNEMPLOYMENT HISTORY

For the last 3 years, please detail periods of unemployment over 1 month (if applicable). This includes
time spent living outside of the UK. This should be listed in chronological order, starting with the most
recent spell of unemployment.
Date From

Date To

Reason for Unemployment

Date From

Date To

Reason for Unemployment

Date From

Date To

Reason for Unemployment

EDUCATION & TRAINING


EDUCATION

Please list all qualifications you have obtained.


Name of School / College
Name of course(s) and qualification(s) gained

HIGHER /FURTHER EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


Please list all qualifications you have obtained.
Name of School / College / University
Name of course(s) and qualification(s) gained

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Name of School / College / University


Name of course(s) and qualification(s) gained

TRAINING

Please list all relevant training courses, internal or external, that you have attended, and their expiry
dates (if applicable).
Course(s)

Are you undertaking any courses at present (if yes, please give details)

Do you have any membership of any professional bodies (if yes, please give details)

Do you have experience of any of the following? (delete as appropriate)


Please note this experience may not be required for the vacancy that you are applying for.
Microsoft Word

Yes / No

Finance (Sales Ledger)

Yes / No

Microsoft Excel

Yes / No

Finance (Purchase Ledger)

Yes / No

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Yes / No

Finance (Credit Control)

Yes / No

Microsoft Outlook

Yes / No

Finance (Financial Accounting)

Yes / No

Microsoft PowerPoint

Yes / No

Finance (Payroll)

Yes / No

Microsoft Access

Yes / No

Human Resources / Personnel

Yes / No

Reception

Yes / No

Management Information / Analysis

Yes / No

Administration

Yes / No

Information Technology

Yes / No

Data Entry / Databases

Yes / No

Telesales

Yes / No

Customer Service (Face to Face)

Yes / No

Sales

Yes / No

Customer Service (Telephone)

Yes / No

Account Management

Yes / No

Customer Service (Call Centre)

Yes / No

Marketing

Yes / No

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WHY YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THIS POST


Demonstrate how your experience matches each competency and skill set out on the Job Description and
Person Specification. You may include any information you wish to add in support of your application. This
may include experience gained at work or in a voluntary capacity; details of any education or training
undertaken or any other interests you feel are relevant to your application.

REFERENCES
Please give details of two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer.
Company Name

Company Name

Contact Name

Contact Name

Telephone No

Telephone No

Email Address

Email Address

Address

Address

May references be taken up before interview?


(delete as appropriate)

May references be taken up before interview?


(delete as appropriate)

Yes / No

Yes / No
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NATIONALITY & IMMIGRATION


Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, it is illegal to knowingly employ any individual
who does not have the right to work in the UK. Whether or not a work permit or equivalent permission is
required, overseas nationals must comply with the entry requirements of the various Immigration Acts and
Regulations.
Please complete the form below. If you are selected for interview, you will be asked to bring original
documentation with you to confirm your eligibility to work in the UK. A list of accepted documents will be
notified to you in writing.
Present Nationality
Nationality at Birth
Have you ever possessed any other nationality or citizenship? (delete as appropriate)
Yes/No
If you answered Yes, please give details:

Are you subject to Immigration Control? (delete as appropriate)


Yes/No
If you answered Yes, please give details:

DATA PROTECTION
DECLARATION
I declare that the information I have given in this application is true to the best of my knowledge and
belief. I understand that my application may be rejected and/or that I may be dismissed if I have given
false information or withheld relevant details.
Data Protection Act (1998): I understand that the information I have given on this form will be processed
and used for recruitment, selection and monitoring purposes only. If I am successful in my job application,
this information will be kept in my personnel file. If I am unsuccessful in my job application, this
information will be held on file for a minimum of 6 months.

PRINT NAME

DATE

SIGNED
I
PLEASE CONTINUE AND COMPLETE THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES & DIVERSITY IN EMPLOYMENT
MONITORING FORM THAT FOLLOWS THIS PAGE.
THIS FORM WILL BE SEPARATED FROM YOUR APPLICATION AND KEPT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DATA
PROJECTION ACT 1998.

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THE BSI GROUP


EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
& DIVERSITY IN
EMPLOYMENT MONITORING
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EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND DIVERSITY IN EMPLOYMENT


The BSI Group is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and diversity in employment and
we are required to monitor the success and the effectiveness of our policies by analysing information.
BSI will know that we are successful when:
All personnel have been trained in equality and diversity issues and awareness
Line Managers in the BSI Group have been trained in the management of their own staff on
diversity issues
Line Management training in appraisal and grievance procedures has been delivered
Internal grievances and complaints are resolved, preferably informally and efficiently
BSI will monitor, evaluate and assess the performance against its success measures annually.
Further details of the BSI Group Equal Opportunities Policy and Diversity Policy can be requested in writing
to the HR Department.
The HR department is responsible for dealing with equal opportunities and diversity issues which relate to
employment and recruitment. Therefore, all concerns, problems or general questions should be referred
to the Group HR & Training Manager. All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

RECRUITMENT MONITORING FORM


You are voluntarily requested to complete the details on this form. This information does not form part of
the selection process and will be separated from your application form and treated in the strictest of
confidence. We may, however, take information about disabilities into account when making
arrangements for interview or to consider making adjustments to the job and/or working environment.
We value your contribution and this information will ensure our statistics are accurate and representative
of the people seeking employment with the BSI Group. The information you provide will be extracted and
placed onto our confidential recruitment monitoring database.
All job applications shall receive equal treatment regardless of their colour, gender, marital status,
nationality, parental status, physical/mental disability, political belief, race, religion or belief, sexual
orientation, social class and trade union membership/non membership.
Please indicate your responses using the following symbols:

OR

NAME

GENDER

SEXUAL ORIENTATION
Male

Opposite Sex

Female

Same Sex

Transgender

Bisexual

AGE GROUP
16 19

35 39

55 - 59

20 24

40 - 44

60 64

25 - 29

45 49

65 +

30 34

50 54

Single

In a Relationship

Co Habiting

Married

Civil Partnership

Separated

Divorced

Widowed

MARITAL STATUS

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RACE/ETHNIC ORIGIN

Please indicate which of the following most accurately describes your race or ethnic origin below:
White - British

Black - Other

Mixed White Black Caribbean

White Irish

Asian - Indian

Mixed White Black African

White Other

Asian - Bangladeshi

Mixed - White Asian

British Mixed

Asian - Pakistani

Other - Mixed Background

Black - Caribbean

Asian - Other

Other - Ethnic Background

Black - African

Chinese

RELIGION

Which of the following religions, religious denominations or bodies do you currently belong to?
None

Hindu

Church of England

Jewish

Roman Catholic

Muslim

Other Christian

Sikh

Buddhist

Other please specify

CARER RESPONSIBILITIES

Is there anyone that relies on you for their day to day care? Please tick all that apply:
Children (Age 0-5)

Children (Age 17+)

Children (Age 6-10)

Family member or partner

Children (Age 11-16)

Other please specify

DISABILITY

The definition of disability under the Disability and Discrimination Act 1995 is a Physical or mental impairment which has a
substantial and long term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities. Please answer the following
questions based on this statement.
Do you consider yourself to have a disability?

YES/NO

If yes, please give brief details of the nature of your disability:

Are there any special aids, equipment or adjustments that you require to enable you to attend an interview or for you to
undertake the requirements of the role?
YES/NO
If yes, please give brief details:

OTHER

Do you have any medical issues/concerns we need to be aware of? YES/NO


If yes, please give brief details:

SIGNED

DATE

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PLEASE RETURN YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION BY EMAIL TO:


jobs@bsi.co.uk
OR BY POST (MARKED PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL) TO:
BSI
HR DEPARTMENT
BLACKBROOK PARK AVENUE
TAUNTON
SOMERSET
TA1 2PF
OR BY FAX TO:
01823 623950
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS FORM OR YOUR APPLICATION, PLEASE TELEPHONE
THE HR ASSISTANT ON 01823 623750.

1 2PF

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