In the world of international air travel, no issue is more important than safety and security. British Airways is one of the UK's leading safety critical businesses - with a safety record that's recognised and admired around the globe. It's a reputation we work hard to maintain, which means remaining aware of any potential risks and ensuring we do everything possible to promote the highest standards.
Legislation requires a criminal record check to be produced for certain work groups: employees who work with children and/or vulnerable adults, and those who require a permanent restricted zone ('Airside') security pass. It is a legal requirement that affected employees produce a satisfactory criminal record check in order to work with children and/or vulnerable adults or to hold a permanent 'Airside' pass. In addition to a UK Criminal Record Check, from the 29th April 2010, if you have been resident in any overseas country for a continuous period of 6 months or more during the preceding 5 years, you will be required to obtain a satisfactory Overseas Criminal Record Check.
When you apply for a job with British Airways, you will be advised about the background checks required for the role, including if there is a requirement for a criminal record check. Should you be successful in your application, you will receive a letter offering you the position, subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and background checks, including where necessary a criminal record check.
If you do not complete and pass the relevant background checks, your job offer will be withdrawn.
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