Recruiting Ukrainian applicants

Recruiting Ukrainian applicants

The process of employing an Ukrainian applicant is the same as for any other applicant.

To apply for a job, Ukrainian applicants will usually need to send:

  • an application form
  • a CV (curriculum vitae) - a list of their qualifications and experience
  • a letter with some information about themselves and the job they are applying for

They can get help with writing a CV or completing an application form from several organisations including Adviza and the Oasis Partnership (Routes to Work).

Buckinghamshire Council can check the UK equivalents of the Ukrainian qualifications for free. To apply for a free formal statement they can email

Ukrainian citizens have the right to work as soon as they arrive in the UK. Employers must check that applicants are allowed to work for them in the UK before employing them. Ukrainian will be able to use their Biometric Residence Permit as evidence of their immigration status in the UK, including their right to work.

To prove the status digitally to an employer, they can use the online service, which is found on prove your right to work (

All other pre-employment checks will be required to be completed as normal  - this includes a DBS check if required for the role, Certificate of Good Conduct, references, and qualifications etc.

More information is available on the Buckinghamshire Council website for Ukrainian refugees who arrived to UK: Help and support if you’ve recently arrived from Ukraine | Buckinghamshire Council

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