Process length: from 25 days up to around three months
It’s important you obtain security clearance before starting your role.
UKSV is the main UK government provider of security clearances. There are two types of security clearance within DE&S, Security Check (SC), and Developed Vetting (DV). The level of clearance required will depend on your role, and will be stated on the job advert. DV clearance can take longer as it’s a higher level of security and requires you having an interview with the vetting department.
Due to everyone’s own unique backgrounds, we can only provide an estimated timeline for security clearance. A lot of clearances are processed more quickly, but some do take longer to process, depending on the individual’s personal circumstances. Delays can occur if UKSV require additional information so we recommend providing as much information on the form as possible.