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Information you need to bring with you when attending an interview

When you attend an interview at Hampshire County Council you will be required to provide two (2) sets of documents on the day of your interview and must ensure that you bring the original documents with you so that they can be photocopied by the chair of the interview panel.

  1. Asylum & Immigration

  2. Qualifications

These are essential parts of our process to ensure that we are only employing those individuals who are legally entitled to work in the UK, and to ensure that the people we employ have the necessary professional qualifications that are required for the roles they perform.

If you are successful in your application your offer will remain conditional (i.e. not a firm offer) until the original documents have been seen and so remembering to bring them with you at interview will ensure the process is as quick as possible in the later stages.

Asylum and Immigration Act 1996

Please note that to meet its legal obligation under the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, Hampshire County Council needs to ensure it has seen and checked one of a range of documents to show you are eligible to work in the EU if you do not already work for the organisation.

Therefore when attending an interview you must bring the following original documents with you that will be photocopied and placed on  your personal file should be successful.

For ease, the majority of candidates applying for a role at Hampshire County Council will bring one (1) of the following documents:

  • Passport showing you are a British Citizen or have a right of abode here or

  • Passport of National Identity Card showing you are a citizen of the EU or

  • Passport or travel document endorsed to show you have indefinite leave to remain in the UK and are not precluded from taking this employment or

  • UK Residence Permit to show you as a citizen of an EU country.

However if you do not have one of the document outlined above then you must provide a combination of two (2) documents where the options and various combinations are outlined below.

Option 1

You must bring a copy of the following:

  • A document issued by a previous employer, Inland Revenue, the Department for Work and Pensions' Jobcentre Plus, the Employment Service, the Training and Employment Agency (Northern Ireland) or the Northern Ireland Social Security Agency, which contains the National Insurance number of the person named in the document;

AND one (1) additional document from the following list

  1. a birth certificate issued in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or Ireland which specifies the names of the holder's parents; or

  2. a birth certificate issued in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or Ireland; or

  3. a certificate of registration or naturalisation as a British citizen; or

  4. a letter issued by the Home Office, to the holder, which indicates that the person named in it has been granted Indefinite Leave to Enter or Remain in the United Kingdom; or

  5. an Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office, to the holder, endorsed with a United Kingdom Residence, which indicates that the holder has been granted Indefinite Leave to Enter or Remain in the United Kingdom; or

  6. a letter issued by the Home Office, to the holder, which indicates that the person named in it has subsisting leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom and is entitled to take the employment in question in the United Kingdom; or

  7. an Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office, to the holder, endorsed with a United Kingdom Residence Permit, which indicates that the holder has been granted Limited Leave to Enter or Remain in the United Kingdom and is entitled to take the employment in question in the United Kingdom.

Option 2

You must bring a copy of the following:

  • A work permit or other approval to take employment issued by Work Permits UK; and either

AND one (1) additional document from the following list

  • a passport or other travel document endorsed to show that the holder has current Leave to Enter, or Remain in the United Kingdom and is permitted to take the work permit employment in question;

  • a letter issued by the Home Office to the holder, confirming the same.

Qualifications

When you attend your interview we need to confirm that you have the qualifications (education and professional) that you have stated.

This ensures that the people Hampshire County Council employs hold the relevant qualifications for the roles which they are going to perform and ensures that we service delivered to our community is done so by appropriately qualified individuals.

When you attend your interview you must bring the original certificates for all qualifications (educational or professional) that are outlined as being essential for the role to which you are applying and outlined in the Person Specification.

If you are unsure which documents you need to bring with you then please contact us and we will be happy to advise you.