Recruitment of new employees

Recruitment of new employees

Recruitment focuses on the recruitment of apprentices and new starters. The recruitment and retention toolkit helps schools with the process from defining their recruitment needs to shortlisting, through to the offer, induction and later, the retention of staff. Additionally, there is information on creating an advertisement on the Buckinghamshire Council website.


This detailed guide looks at creating and recruiting apprenticeships, in our handy guide, which also includes apprenticeship levies for maintained schools.

New starters

This section helps with the setting up of a new starter, which includes statutory pre-employment checks.

Our Disclosure Barring Service guide

This indexed document sets out the majority of questions related to the process, processing and various outcomes that occur through a DBS application. It also covers rechecks and certain security features of the DBS application. 


Recruitment focuses on relevant statutory information, such as IR35 compliance and the legal framework for recruitment and selection. There are several useful documents for fulfilling criteria for recruitment, how to advertise a position on the Buckinghamshire Council webpage and how to recruit and retain workers in the recruitment and retention toolkit.

Additional information for safeguarding checks

This document explains how to apply for DBS checks for outside workers as well as further guidance for applicants who have lived abroad. Additionally, it offers information for academies, as well as further vetting checks that schools should take note of when recruiting new staff.



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