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Privacy Agreement 

Privacy Statement

Kier is committed to maintaining the privacy of our candidates and other users of our site. We comply with data protection laws that are applicable in respect of data processing within the UK. Together with any recruitment companies that may have facilitated your job application with us, we determine the purposes and the manner in which personal data is processed.

This privacy notice sets out how we collect, use and protect your personal information and your rights in relation to your information.

What type of data do we collect?

As part of our recruitment process it is necessary for us to collect and process personal data about you. Categories of personal data that we collect includes:

  • personal details (for example, your name, date of birth)
  • your contact details (for example, your address, phone number and e-mail address)
  • your qualifications, experience, work and education history
  • your salary details
  • details of your eligibility to work
  • where relevant, details of your working preferences

Kier is an equal opportunities employer and therefore may also collect data in line with our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy (for example, your gender identity or ethnicity).

In those cases where the information we hold about you was not provided directly by you, that information will usually come either from recruitment companies that assist us with our recruitment process or from publicly available sources. 

How will we use your data?

Your personal data will be stored, processed, used and disclosed by us in the following ways:

  • To facilitate the recruitment process
  • To provide you with information about suitable jobs at Kier
  • To assess data about you against vacancies which we judge may be suitable for you
  • To send your data to third parties where appropriate (see details below)
  • To improve our recruitment process
  • To answer your questions and enquiries

Do we pass data to third parties?

We (or an agent working on our behalf) may pass your personal data to third parties for the purpose of assisting with the recruitment and pre-employment processes. These third parties may include, where applicable:

  • Companies who we send information to for the purpose completing a driving assessment, such as the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
  • Companies that perform background checks for us(e.g. Verifile)
  • Health professionals(e.g. Kier Occupational Health)
  • Our Life Assurance provider as part of our benefits package
  • Our joint venture partners or other companies where you may reasonably be required to work if your employment at Kier is agreed

We may pass your personal data to government bodies, regulators, law enforcement agencies, courts/tribunals and insurers where we are required to do so.

How is my data safeguarded?

The security of your data is important to us. Access to the data is only provided to our staff and other third parties who need access for the recruitment or pre-employment process and your potential employment with us.

We have in place security measures to protect the security of your personal information and keep it confidential.  We review these measures regularly to make sure they remain appropriate. We cannot guarantee the security of any third-party application you may use to transmit your data (for example, internet browsers).

We may transfer and process your data outside of the UK. Where your personal information is to be transferred outside the UK we will take reasonable steps to ensure that there are appropriate safeguards to protect your information.

We will keep your personal information for at least as long as we have a relationship with you or anyone whose personal information you have provided. When deciding how long to keep your personal information after our relationship with you has ended (for example, if you tell us you no longer wish to be considered for roles at Kier), we will keep your information for up to 3 years or a period of time taking into account our legal, professional and regulatory obligations as well as any investigations that may arise (whichever is the longer).

On what grounds will we process your personal data?

We must have a legal reason to process your personal information. The information you provide will be processed:

  • to meet our legitimate interests to enable our recruitment and pre-employment processes to be carried out
  • to enable us to review equal opportunities at Kier

In the event that your employment at Kier is agreed, your data will be processed for purposes that are necessary to meet our contractual obligations with you, to meet our legal obligations (such as compliance with employment law), to meet our legitimate interests to effectively maintain your employment with us, to enable us to review equal opportunities at Kier and to assess your working capacity.

Your information

Your information registered with us, including your CV, is available to view and amend. We encourage you to update any information about you if it is out of date or let us know of any changes. 

Should you wish to access, restrict or object to our processing of your information or if you would like us to remove your details from our records, please contact recruitment@kier.co.uk. If you do not want us to process your data, then we may not be able to consider you for roles at Kier.

In the event that you have cause for complaint please contact us and we will follow up to resolve this. If you have a data privacy related complaint, you also have the option to direct your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

What are ‘cookies’ and why do we use them?

Cookies are ways of saving a small amount of information. They are automatically downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie policy.

Kier Registered Office

Optimum House

Clippers Quay



M50 3XP


Kier Group’s Data Protection Officer


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