In the UK, it is a legal requirement for every organisation that employees people to drive to conduct a driving licence check. Such checks are made by employers, not to question your ability or integrity as a driver, but to confirm that you hold the correct licence for the job and the vehicle you have been employed to drive.

With close to half a million unlicensed drivers on Britain’s roads, employers need to perform licence checks to separate the genuine employees from fraudsters that make dishonest declarations about their licence.

As an employee, these checks will benefit you by ensuring that you are provided with a vehicle that you are legally able to drive and are insured in the event of an accident.  It also gives you assurances that you are working for a responsible employer that looks after staff that drive for work or professionally.