Why should I provide a bank statement for my interviewer?

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chxrliew
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I have been interviewed for an apprenticeship, had a job offered to me and have been given an induction day. The employer has asked me to provide ID and sent me the following list;
Passport or full birth certificate and NI Card/letter
Drivers license (both parts)
Bank or financial statement
Plus 2 proof of address

So, do I need to supply all of these or just two?
And so, if all are required, why do I have to supply a bank statement? It makes me feel uncomfortable, and there is no need because I have already filled out an application to give them my account number and my sort code so I can be paid.
Thanks for any advice.
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It's commonly used as good proof of residency. You can alway copy it and put a piece of paper over the financial transactions/account number. Or how about using a credit card statement instead (if you have one). Alternatively, if you're on the Council Tax bill you can usually use that instead.
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take it all just to be safe
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(Original post by chxrliew)
Drivers license (both parts)
Man, they have some outdated paperwork. There's only been one part of the driving license for 18 months now.
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Are you going to work in finance/banking? A lot of those places will make these checks to make sure you're not insolvent/bankrupt or anything like that, they have to be careful when vetting new employees in order to meet their legal requirements.

Also there's no longer two parts to a driver's licence, unless you're in Northern Ireland.
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You should ask them. Normally your passport and 2 proof of address shoul be sufficient. As RC indicated a bank statemnt is quite common proof of ID, just black out the numbers if you are worried.
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Are you going to work in finance/banking? A lot of those places will make these checks to make sure you're not insolvent/bankrupt or anything like that, they have to be careful when vetting new employees in order to meet their legal requirements.

Also there's no longer two parts to a driver's licence, unless you're in Northern Ireland.
No, I'm not going into finance or banking. It's a job at a primary school.
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No, I'm not going into finance or banking. It's a job at a primary school.
They need to do a right to work test. just google it. There are three tests depending on your nationality and residency status. If you are a Uk citizn then full passport will be enough along with NI fir payment purposes and 2 proofs of address. Vabk statement is one plus they need your details anyway. If you are unsure, then the common sense solution is contacting the person giving you the instructions. All jobs require employers to do this, it is the law. RC answered it really in the first reply.
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They need to do a right to work test. just google it. There are three tests depending on your nationality and residency status. If you are a Uk citizn then full passport will be enough along with NI fir payment purposes and 2 proofs of address. Vabk statement is one plus they need your details anyway. If you are unsure, then the common sense solution is contacting the person giving you the instructions. All jobs require employers to do this, it is the law. RC answered it really in the first reply.
Okay???? You don't have to be rude, everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I can't help it that other people replied It's my first job, so I was just checking as I had googled it and many people had said it was an UNcommon form of ID. Just saying.
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Okay???? You don't have to be rude, everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I can't help it that other people replied It's my first job, so I was just checking as I had googled it and many people had said it was an UNcommon form of ID. Just saying.
Actually I was akcnowledging RC's post. I was then being helpful and informative by telling you why and what they most likely needed. The other people are wrong.
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Man, they have some outdated paperwork. There's only been one part of the driving license for 18 months now.
A lot of people will still have 2 parts of the driving licence- mainly those who have held their licence for longer than the 18 months (and havent had to update their licence due to change of address etc).
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It's commonly used as good proof of residency. You can alway copy it and put a piece of paper over the financial transactions/account number. Or how about using a credit card statement instead (if you have one). Alternatively, if you're on the Council Tax bill you can usually use that instead.
I agree.
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I was asked by Gap Personnel for proof of my bank account number and my name from my bank statements. . They were not satisfied. I did say that my finances were private and I had already put the numbers on the application form. I have worked for agencies for years and never needed to prove myself. Anyone else had the same bother? What is the correct thing to do?
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I was asked by Gap Personnel for proof of my bank account number and my name from my bank statements. . They were not satisfied. I did say that my finances were private and I had already put the numbers on the application form. I have worked for agencies for years and never needed to prove myself. Anyone else had the same bother? What is the correct thing to do?
I'd just give them it, they only care about the letterhead, not the transactions, which you could redact if you wish. It doesn't sound like something worth making trouble for yourself over. Plenty of employers have their own way of doing and checking things.
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I was asked by Gap Personnel for proof of my bank account number and my name from my bank statements. . They were not satisfied. I did say that my finances were private and I had already put the numbers on the application form. I have worked for agencies for years and never needed to prove myself. Anyone else had the same bother? What is the correct thing to do?
If you want the job, give them the info. These tests are constantly tightening up, they are an infuriating pain, but the company is the one taking the legal risk and they lose nothing if you don't jump through the hoops, you are the loser. Redact the financial part if you want to.
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