This privacy policy sets out how the National Skills Agency uses and protects any information that you supply when you use this website.
This Privacy Notice tells you what to expect in relation to personal information about you which is collected, handled and processed by National Skills Agency Ltd

National Skills Agency Ltd, Unit 16, Ongar Business Centre, The Gables, Fyfield Road, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0GA is the Data Controller and our registration number is ZA291156

(We may change this privacy notice from time to time by updating this page in order to reflect changes in the law and/or our privacy practices. We encourage you to check this privacy notice for changes whenever you visit our website –

We acknowledge and agree that any personal data of yours that we handle will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”)

The information we may collect

The information about you we may collect, hold and process is set out below:

(A) Information collected and processed, under our Legitimate Business Interest of providing work opportunities, is as follows:

Your name
Your address
Your email address
Your telephone number
CV/work history
Job preferences including role, geographical areas and salary
Any other work related information you provide, for example, education or training certificates
This may also include email correspondence, telephone and face to face interview notes. This information will have been provided, or will be provided, by you via our website or a third party who we work with, such as a Job Board Company.

(B) Information in respect to individuals that have worked for us previously or may work for us is as follows:

Proof of right to work in the UK (usually passport or visa’s)
National insurance number
Full details of job offers and placements
Outcome of Enhanced DBS and barred list checks
Medical information
Financial information (including but not limited to payroll details and terms, HMRC data, pension scheme details, court orders and statutory payments)
A log of our communications with you by email and telephone
The above information is used to provide our services to you in our capacity as an employment business / agency, to find you suitable work whether on a temporary or permanent basis based on your requirements as set out below.

The information under A above may be used as follows:

To match your skill sets with job vacancies to assist in finding you the positions that most suit you
To put forward your details to our clients and prospective employers for you to be considered for vacancies
To place you with our clients and prospective employers
To keep you informed of available opportunities as they arise
To keep you informed of the services offered by us

The information under B above may be used as follows:

To establish that you have the right to work
To undertake relevant security and criminal record checks as required by our clients and prospective employers and as permitted by law
To deal with any medical and health and safety issues relating to certain positions
To put in place contractual arrangements and documentation once a role has been secured
To pay you if placed
To make data available to HMRC when requested, our pension’s provider, our payroll partner, DBS and for Barred List checker and Law Enforcement if we have a legal obligation.
How we hold the information

All the personal data we have is stored on our database, hosted in the UK/EEA.

Disclosure of your information

Your CV and related information will be shared or sent to prospective employers and our clients only with your expressed permission. Once you have secured a placement, additional information will be provided to them to enable the placement to proceed. Such employers and clients will usually be located inside the European Economic Area (EEA) but may be outside of the EEA. Personal data shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the EEA unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection or the appropriate safeguards are in place for your rights and freedoms. Before such a transfer takes place outside of the EEA, we will provide you with further information concerning this.

What is the legal basis for processing the information?

We rely on several legal basis’ to process your data

In many cases, especially where we collect data under A (above), we will rely on our legitimate business interests of providing a recruitment service on behalf of our candidate base and for our client base. This legitimate business interest will continue until it is clear we have no business interest any more or if requested to remove your details. We will have regular contact with you, via the phone or email to establish our combined continuing legitimate business interest still applies

We will also rely on your consent to process your data which is collected at the outset of a specific recruitment process. Additionally we may need to rely on performance of a contract or compliance with a legal obligation that we are subjected to as data controller and these are detailed below

Information and documentation to establish your right to work is processed by us as we are legally obliged to do so.

In respect of medical information, the basis for us processing this will depend on the circumstances, but will usually be for one of the following reasons: it is necessary to protect health and safety or to prevent discrimination on the grounds of disability or where consent has been obtained, if required.

Information in relation to criminal record checks, which are relevant for some roles, will be processed on the basis that it is necessary for us to comply with the law or consent will be obtained, if required.

Once a position has been found for you, we will process your personal data, including financial information, for the purpose of you entering into a contract to fulfil your role and to enable us to pay you, depending on the specific contractual arrangements and circumstances.

For the purposes of paying you, where relevant, we are legally obliged to provide information to HMRC.

Once a placement has been secured, we may also process your data on the basis of our legitimate interests i.e. for administrative purposes.

Your rights

You have the right at any time to ask for a copy of the information about you that we hold. If you would like to make a request for information please email

In addition to this right of access, you will also have the following rights: erasure, restriction of processing, objection and data portability.

In order to action any of these rights, you need to email with your request and we will endeavour to complete your request within 7 days or sooner.

Retention of your data

Your data will be retained for no longer than is necessary and in accordance with our Data Retention Policy.

Right of Erasure

If you have provided us with your consent to process your data, for the purpose of using our services and us finding you suitable work, you have the right to withdraw this at any time. In order to do so you should contact us by emailing .


If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to Information Commissioners Office at https:\\\concerns.


Please address any questions, comments and requests regarding our data processing practices to Spencer Mehlman, Managing Director, 020 3953 1984

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