Results are out! Find what you Get quick advice or join the chat

Unlock these great extras with your FREE membership

  • One-on-one advice about results day and Clearing
  • Free access to our personal statement wizard
  • Customise TSR to suit how you want to use it

Conditional offer of employment?

Announcements Posted on
Find your uni forum to get talking to other applicants, existing students and your future course-mates 27-07-2015
Win top prizes in our mega results day giveaway... 24-07-2015
  1. Offline

    I've just been given a conditional offer of employment at a banking group, meaning they need to check my references, and that as long as none are "derogatory", I'll have a job.

    Has anyone else had this?

    I'm just wondering if they simply want to check I actually worked at the places I've said I worked, or if they're looking for some sort of gleaming recommendations. Which I'm not sure they'll get from all of them considering they do a 5-year history check so employers from that long ago might barely remember me!

    Sorry if it's a silly question, I just want to know if it's worth still applying for other jobs just in case.
  2. Online

    Banks are very anal about who they recruit, I imagine this sort of thing is standard practice really. You should get through, assuming that you don't have any criminal convictions or went bankrupt or anything like that. Nothing to lose by keeping an eye out for other jobs too though I guess. :beard:


Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: June 25, 2012
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Do you think you'll do better or worse than your predicted grades?
New on TSR

Results are coming...

No sweat. Here's all you need to make sure you're ready


Think you'll be in clearing or adjustment?

Hear direct from unis that want to talk to you

Get email alerts for university course places that match your subjects and grades. Just let us know what you're studying.

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.