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This section of our privacy statement describes why and how we collect and use personal data in connection with our recruitment activities.

If your application is successful, we carry out pre-employment screening checks as part of our onboarding process. Depending on the role you have applied for, these checks may include criminal records checks.

Collection of personal data

We will collect personal data in connection with our recruitment activities as described below.

Most of the personal data we collect as part of our recruitment process is provided by you such as:

  • Contact details (name, email, telephone number).
  • Areas of interest.
  • Username and password to apply for a role.
  • CV, experience, education, academic and professional qualifications.
  • Information provided as part of interviews and assessments.
  • Social mobility data as part our contextual recruitment practices.
  • Diversity and equal opportunities data.
  • Pre-employment screening information if your application is successful.
  • Information about your and your immediate family’s financial relationships if your application is successful.
  • Bank account details if your application is successful.

We create personal data in connection with our recruitment activities such as:

  • Interview and assessment results and feedback.
  • Offer details.

We obtain personal data from third party sources such as:

  • References from your named referees.
  • Information from your referrer (where applicable).
  • Results of Disclosure and Barring Service checks and criminal record checks (depending on the role applied for).
  • Verification of information provided during the recruitment process by contacting relevant third parties (for example, previous employers, education and qualification providers) or using publicly available sources (for example, to verify your experience, education and qualifications).
  • Information from social media sites that you are a member of about your engagement with our recruitment campaigns.

Use of personal data

We process personal data for our legitimate interests to attract and secure the best talent to work with us as follows:

  • To attract talent and market opportunities at PwC including by arranging, hosting and participating in events, marketing and advertising opportunities and using recruiters to help find talent for us.
  • To identify and source talent including by searching our existing talent pool and publicly available sources (such as social media and job websites of which you are a member).
  • To process and manage applications for roles at PwC, evaluate you for open positions that match your interests and experience throughout the PwC network, manage your candidate profile, send you email notifications and other announcements, request additional information or otherwise contact you about your candidacy.
  • To screen and select talent by evaluating your suitability for employment with PwC, including through interviews and assessments and conducting background checks.
  • To hire and onboard talent by making an offer to successful applicants and carrying out pre-employment screening checks.
  • To conduct statistical analyses and create reports including for example regarding usage of our careers websites, demographic analysis of candidates, reports on PwC recruitment activities, and analysis of candidate sourcing channels.
  • To administer and manage our careers websites and communicate with you about careers at PwC.
  • Any other purposes stated when you provide the information to PwC.

We carry out criminal records checks for the following purposes:

  • To comply with our legal obligation to ensure an individual is eligible to work in Guernsey and Jersey and to report relevant information to the Immigration Office as part of PwC sponsored visa /work permit applications.
  • For our legitimate interest or that of a third party to carry out pre-employment screening including a full background and criminal records check, depending on the role: (i) to establish whether an applicant has committed an unlawful act or been involved in dishonesty, malpractice or other seriously improper conduct; or (ii) to comply with government and public sector clearance requirements.

We collect and use information about race and ethnicity, religious and philosophical beliefs and health data for the following purposes:

  • For our legitimate interest and reasons of substantial public interest.
  • To comply with our legal obligation to make reasonable adjustments (for example, as a result of the outcome of a pre-employment medical assessment).
  • If your application is successful and where you provide consent, to provide information on relevant PwC support and networks.

When and how we share personal data and locations of processing

In addition to the general information about when and how we share personal data and locations of processing (provided here), personal data processed by us in connection with our recruitment activities may be transferred to:

  • Other PwC member firms
    Your personal data will be provided to the PwC firm that has posted the position for which you are applying and other PwC member firm(s) where the role you are being considered for involves working with other PwC member firm(s) and to assist with their recruitment and employment activities (for example, if they are recruiting for a role that matches your interests and experience).
    For details of our member firm locations, please click here.
  • Third party organisations that provide applications/functionality, data processing or IT services to us
    We use the products and services of third party organisations as part of the recruitment processes. The products and services we use differ depending on the role you apply for.
  • Employment agencies or recruiters acting on behalf of a candidate
  • Government and regulatory agencies as required by, and in accordance with, applicable law or regulation
  • Candidate background checking service providers
  • Video interview platform service providers

We are required to keep records of our recruitment processes where we sponsor a worker from outside the EU. The Immigration Office has authority to obtain disclosure of this personal data to check that we are complying with applicable law and regulation. We will only fulfil requests for personal data where we are permitted to do so in accordance with applicable law or regulation.

Data retention

We retain personal data processed in connection with our recruitment activities as follows:

  • If your application is successful we will retain relevant personal data as part of your employee record.
  • If your application is unsuccessful, we will retain and use the information you provided to PwC as part of your application for a reasonable period of time to deal with any matter which may arise in connection with your application, for purposes of contacting you regarding other employment opportunities and for our legitimate business purposes (for example, to make sure we do not contact an individual about a role they have already applied for).
  • Where we sponsor a worker from outside the EU we keep personal data about the other applicants for the role until we are audited by the Immigration Office to check we are complying with applicable law and regulation.
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