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Which DBS check do I need?

There are four different types of DBS checks. Different industries, roles and positions within organisations require different types of DBS checks. Let’s take a look at the DBS checks needed for a wide range of positions in the workplace.

Accountant Actor Actuary Acupuncturist Agricultural Labourer Airport Staff
Ambulance Service Architect Army Baker Bank Clerk Bank Manager
Bar Staff Barrister Beauty Therapist Blacksmith Bodyguard Bookkeeper
Bookseller Builder or Contractor Bus / Coach Driver (non- school bus) Bus / Coach Driver (school bus) Butcher Call Centre Worker
Careers Adviser Carer Chef (non- school or care premises) Chef (on school or care premises) Childminder Chiropodist
Chiropractor (registered) Civil Engineer Civil Servant Cleaner Clerks and Officers of Law Courts Construction Manager
Council Administrator Councillor Courier Crown Prosecution Service Dentist/ Hygienist/ Auxillary Detention Centre (Immigration) Officer
Doctor Doorman/ Bouncer Draughtsman Driving Instructor Electrician Engineering Construction
Engineering Designer Estate Agent Farmer FCA Approved Person Financial Services: Banking Financial Services: Building Society
Financial Services: Credit Management Financial Services: Insurance Fire Service Fitness trainer/ Fitness instructor Football Steward Forensic Scientist
Forester or Tree Surgeon Funeral Director Game Keeper Government Legal Services Grounds Keeper Hairdresser
Home Inspector for Care Homes Hospitality Information Technology Insurance Journalist Judicial Appointment
Justices Executive/ Clerk/ Assistant Landscape Architect or Gardener Lawyer or Solicitor Legal Executive Librarian Licensed Conveyancer
Lifeguard Locksmith Lorry Driver Market Stall Trader Martial Arts Instructor Mayor
Mechanic Medical Practitioner Member of Parliament Merchant Navy Milkman Miner
Minister of Religion Ministry of Defence Model (e.g. fashion) Mortgage Advisor Mountain Rescue Musician
National Trust Executive NHS Administration Nurse or Midwife Oil or Gas Extraction Optician (dispensing) Osteopath (registered)
Painter/ decorator Paralegal Personal Assistant Personnel Pharmaceutical Chemist Photographer
Physicist Physiotherapist Pilot Plumber Podiatrist Police Constables
Postman/ Postwoman Printer Prison Officer Prison Visitors (IMB) Private Investigator Probation Officer
Psychologist (chartered) Psychotherapist Public House Manager/ licenced trade Publisher Quarrying Radio Broadcaster
Railway Worker Road Safety Officer Roofer Royal Air Force Royal Navy Royal Navy (Medical branch)
RSPCA Sales representative Scaffolder School (non-teaching) School Governor Scrap Metal Dealer
Secretary Security Guard Shop Assistant Social Worker Solicitor Sports Referee/ Umpire/ Official
Sportsman / Sportswoman Statistician Steeplejack Surgeon Surveyor (chartered) Taxi Driver
Taxidermist Teacher Teaching Assistant Telesales Executive Television Presenter Toilet Attendant
Trading Standards Officer Traffic Warden Train Driver Tram Driver Travel Agent Undertaker
Veterinary Surgeon Waiter/ Waitress Welder/ Fabricator Woodworker Youth Worker Zoo Worker