I only SLIGHTLY worked less than 3 years, can I lie about when I stopped working?Watch
But I was still financially independent after I quit using savings I'd accrued from that job. Title says it all. I want as much maintenance loan as possible. I only worked for 2 years and 7 months, can I lie and say I quit that job 5 months later than I really did? The only confirmed way of knowing is if they see that I didn't earn money for those 5 months. But I was still financially independent with the savings I'd accrued!
Mate I was being sarcastic. But for what it’s worth, references are meaningless in the UK for most roles, the information given is restricted or none at all. Unlikely anyone will bother to check.
If this is for a job that does not require security clearance or professional certification, they won’t ask for any evidence. If this is for anything else then I’m not sure.