Should I pay for a DBS check at a first job?

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I'm 18 and I'm going in for an induction day at a nursing/residential home on Friday. It's my first ever job and they've asked me to pay for DBS/CBR check, which is about £60 or so. I either have to pay for it upfront on Friday or have it come out of my wages. My dad says I shouldn't take the job because it's not fair that they're expecting me to pay for it for my very first job. But I would really like to at least try the place out first, especially since the most work experience I have is working in a bakery for work experience week in year 10. The place does look quite nice there, although I was only there for about half an hour last Friday... They have a cat too, which is always plus.

What do you think I should do?
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(Original post by yuhn3)
I'm 18 and I'm going in for an induction day at a nursing/residential home on Friday. It's my first ever job and they've asked me to pay for DBS/CBR check, which is about £60 or so. I either have to pay for it upfront on Friday or have it come out of my wages. My dad says I shouldn't take the job because it's not fair that they're expecting me to pay for it for my very first job. But I would really like to at least try the place out first, especially since the most work experience I have is working in a bakery for work experience week in year 10. The place does look quite nice there, although I was only there for about half an hour last Friday... They have a cat too, which is always plus.

What do you think I should do?
If you really want to work there then I think you should let them take it out of your wages. By the way, a decent employer would cover the cost of it themselves not try to make a profit out of you (the cost of an Enhanced DBS check is less than £60).
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Unfortunately becasue of the more easily transferred status of the DBS it has become the norm to ask people ot pay for it.

it;s also become the norm in the NHS , however it;s generally reclaimed from wages ...
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I'd ask why they are charging £60. Overall, how much do you want the job? If it is what you really want to do is £44-60 really worth not taking it? You'll easilyhave it paid off in the first months pay.

Fees

DBS charges a fee to process applications for criminal record checks.

Both standard and enhanced checks require a fee. The fees to process criminal record checks are:

standard DBS criminal record check - £26
enhanced DBS criminal record check - £44
enhanced DBS criminal record check and barred list check (child) - £44
enhanced DBS criminal record check and barred list check (adult) - £44
enhanced DBS criminal record check and barred list check (both) - £44
DBS adult first check - £6

Source: https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-and-ba...and-complaints
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