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NHS Jobs forms safer alliance for online recruitment

NHS Jobs has forged a new partnership with SAFERjobs to help protect health professionals from fraudsters when posting or responding to job adverts online.

SAFERjobs – Safe Advice for Employment and Recruitment – is a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation created by the Metropolitan Police in 2008 to combat criminal activities targeted at jobseekers and services provided by the recruitment industry.

The partnership comes as SAFERjobs this week released the results of a study of 10,000 UK candidates, which found around a third of students (34%) feel vulnerable to scams when job hunting, with 42% of them admitting they wouldn’t know the signs of a scam.

SAFERjobs receives around one million visits a year from a range of jobseekers with five reported incidents of fraud each day – many from jobseekers applying for work in the NHS who respond to fake adverts which request application fees and money for obsolete CRB checks and other costs. 

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