When conducting gap checks we aim to ensure that we have sufficient evidence to determine what the candidate has been doing within that gap period. We will obtain a gap reference to cover any gap from a professional or a character referee.If for example a candidate has taken a gap year to travel we will conduct a character reference to cover the gap period.
We could also look at their passport to obtain any stamps of entry which they may have obtained while travelling. Candidates who are claiming benefit while out of work, would be confirmed through their benefit office. We will ensure we cover any gap period using the most appropriate means possible.