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Vacancy Form

Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) Ltd whilst being part of the Hitachi Group, operates solely in the United Kingdom from several locations. Being part of the Hitachi Group, compliance is at the forefront of our corporate culture and ensuring that we as a company continue to carry out our business operations in an ethical fair manner.

We recognise our duty of care to: Economic value, Environmental value, Social value and Human value. We employ people on an equal opportunities basis, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, belief, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, part-time status, age, trade union membership or non-membership.

Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) Limited (HCMUK) is the data controller for the information you provide during the process unless otherwise stated. All of the information you provide during the application process will only be used for the purpose of progressing your application, or to fulfil legal or regulatory requirements if necessary. We do not collect more information than we need to fulfil our stated purposes and will not retain it for longer than is necessary. You do not have to provide information which we ask for but it might affect your application if you don’t.

We will use the personal information you provide us to contact you to progress your application. We will use the other information you provide to assess your suitability for the role you have applied for. We will also ask you about your previous experience, education, referees and for answers to questions relevant to the role you have applied for. Our recruitment team will have access to all of this information.

We will not share any of the information you provide during the recruitment process with any third parties for marketing purposes or store any of your information outside of the European Economic Area. The information you provide will be held securely by us/or our data processors whether the information is in electronic or physical format.

A full copy of our Privacy Notice / Fair processing notice can be found at www.hitachicm.co.uk/privacy-policy

Section 1- Application for - Please provide details of the role you are applying for:

Section 2- Personal Details - Please provide your contact details below:

Section 3- Public or Government Official:

Our Code of Conduct requires all staff to declare if they have any potential conflicts of interest, if they are active within a political party, or if they were previously a government official. If you complete a declaration, the information will be held on your personnel file. You may also be required to adhere to a confidentiality agreement and code of conduct which will form part of your employment.

Are you related or have you been appointed as a Government Official?
Are you active within a political party?

Section 4- Driving Licence:

The role which you are applying for may require you to drive a Company Vehicle in order to fulfil that role, or you may be required to drive a Company Vehicle during the course of your employment.

Please indicate at this stage whether you currently hold a valid UK driving licence?

Section 5- Eligibility to work in the UK:

Under the terms of the Asylum and immigration act 1996 we can only employ people who are entitled to work in the UK. In observing this act, we will need to see documentation that confirms this entitlement.

Please indicate at this stage whether you are eligible to work in the UK?

Section 6- Candidate Information:

Section 7- Employment History:

Please indicate ALL periods of previous employment, unemployment or self-employment for the last 10 years or since the age of 16. Start with your current role or most recent role.

Section 8- Education:

Please give details of any examinations taken and qualifications gained, listing your highest qualification first. Please note you will be asked to provide certification for any qualifications you list below.


Name and Address of School, College or Organisation

Grade Attained

Type of Qualification

Date Attained

Section 9- Training:

Please give details of any training courses you have attended


Training Provider

Date Attained

Expiry Date (If applicable)

Section 10- Professional Membership:

Please give details of any professional membership below.


Awarding Body

Grade Attained

Date Attained

Expiry Date

Section 11- Skills:

What other relevant skills or experience do you have which you feel might be helpful to us?

Section 12- Health (Please ONLY complete this section if applying for a safety critical role):

You will be required to demonstrate visual and hearing standards if you are applyng for a safety critical role.

Do you regard yourself as having:

Normal vision without glasses?
Normal vision with glasses?
Is your colour vision normal?
Do you wear contact lenses?
Is your hearing normal?

Section 13- Working Patterns:

Some of our roles require you to work outdoors and outside normal office hours, therefore please indicate if you are able to work the following:

Shifts including nights?
Weekends/bank holidays as part of your normal working week?
Outdoors at all times of the year?
Overtime if required?
If relevant would you be willing to relocate?

Section 14- Monitoring:

Section 15- Declaration:

If your application is unsuccessful, the information you provide will be held by us for 6 months unless you consent to us retaining for longer. If you say yes, we will proactively contact you should any further suitable vacancies arise.

Please confirm if you would like us to retain your application for employment for 12 months

In connection with your employment application, or during the course of your employment, consumer reports or investigative reports, including information with respect to your character, general reputation, convictions and personal characteristics may be ordered by Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) Ltd and is subsidiaries. By signing and submitting this form, you authorise Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) Ltd to order such an investigation.
I authorise any organisation used by Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) Ltd to verify the information I have provided on this form, to check my personal and employment references. I understand that all the offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory references and that any adverse information that is discovered may result in revocation of an offer or, if discovered after my employment commences may lead to disciplinary action or dismissal from employment. I release Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) Ltd and any third party from any and all liability to me (in whatever form), which results the enquiries or information disclosed in connection with the matters stated above.
I also certify that Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) Ltd shall be entitled to hold this information as part of any record of my application and, in the event of my employment, as part of any personal file relating to my service with Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) Ltd or its associated companies. I certify that the information contained in this form, and any attachments is complete and accurate in all respects.
Prevention of accidents due to abuse of drugs or alcohol is taken very seriously by the Company. I understand that it is essential to the safety of the workplace that employees do not come to work under the influence of drugs and alcohol. I agree to take part and provide samples for pre-employment, and subsequently during employment, testing for drugs and alcohol at the Company's expense. I understand that a positive test or possesion of illegal drugs or being over the limit for alcohol will almost always result in summary dismissal.

Section 16- Equal Opportunities Monitoring:

The following information will be treated as confidential and will be used to assist us in monitoring our recruitment practices to ensure quality of opportunity. Your application will not be affected by the information you provide. This section of the form will be detached from your application upon receipt and it will not be seen by the person responsible for short listing applicants or by the interviewers. Please note that completion of this questionnaire is voluntary.

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