UK Recruiting Ltd is a dynamic construction agency providing specialist recruitment solutions to the construction, rail and infrastructure industries on a temporary, contract and permanent basis. The Company is legally obligated to process personal data (including sensitive personal data) so that it can provide these services – in doing so, the Company acts as a data controller.

You may choose if you want to give your personal details to the Company directly, such as on an application or registration form or via our website, or we may collect them from another source such as a jobs board and social media platforms etc. The company processes your details in accordance with GDPR and Data Protection law. For the purposes of providing you with work-finding services and/or information relating to roles relevant to you we will only use your personal data in accordance with this privacy statement. At all times we will comply with current data protection laws.


  1. Collection and use of personal data
    1. Purpose of processing and legal basis
    2. Legitimate interest
    3. Statutory/contractual requirement
    4. Recipients of data
  2. Information to be provided when data is not collected directly from the data subject
    1. Categories of data
    2. Sources of data
  3. Data retention
  4. Your rights
  5. Cookies
  6. Sale of the business
  7. Data security
  8. Changes to this privacy statement
  9. Complaints or queries

1. Collection and use of personal data

a. Purpose of processing and legal basis

The Company will collect your personal data in accordance with GDPR and Data Protection law (which may include sensitive personal data) and will process your personal data for the purposes of providing you with work-finding services. This includes, for example, contacting you about job opportunities, assessing your suitability for those opportunities, updating our databases, putting you forward for job opportunities, arranging payments to you and developing and managing our services and relationship with you and our clients.

If you have opted-in, we may also send you marketing information and news via email/text. You can opt-out from receiving these at any time by emailing at [email protected] In some cases, we may be required to use your data for the purpose of investigating, reporting and detecting crime and also to comply with laws that apply to us. We may also use your information during the course of internal audits to demonstrate our compliance with certain industry standards.

We must have a legal basis to process your personal data. The legal bases we rely upon to offer our work-finding services to you are:

  • Your consent
  • Where we have a legitimate interest
  • To comply with legal obligations set in accordance with GDPR and Data Protection law
  • To fulfil a contractual obligation that we have with you

b. Legitimate interest

This is where the Company has a legitimate reason to process your data provided it is reasonable and does not go against what you would reasonably expect from us. Where the Company has relied on a legitimate interest to process your personal data our legitimate interests is/are as follows:

  • To provide and undertake recruitment services;
  • To assess data against vacancies the Company judge may be suitable for you;
  • To send your information to clients so they can receive your application or assess your eligibility for jobs;
  • To enable you to submit your CV or apply for jobs;
  • To improve the Company’s service and to make the Company’s services more relevant to you (including updating the Company’s website to enhance your digital experience);
  • Where you have consented to being contacted, send you promotions, offers, networking events and market information;
  • To answer your queries;
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and the Company, or any contracts the Company enters into with third parties in relation to providing you recruitment services;
  • To partially process the Company’s payroll and invoicing;
  • To third parties that undertake references, qualifications and criminal reference checking services, the verification of the details you have provided from a third-party source, psychometric or skills evaluation;
  • To third parties, regulatory or law enforcement bodies if the Company believes that they are required to disclose it in connection with a crime, the collection of taxes/duties, or in order to observe an applicable law or legal proceedings.

c. Statutory/contractual requirement

The Company has certain legal and contractual requirements to collect personal data (e.g. to comply with the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, immigration and tax legislation, and in some circumstances safeguarding requirements.) Our clients may also require this personal data, and/or we may need your data to enter into a contract with you. If you do not give us personal data, we need to collect we may not be able to continue to provide work-finding services to you.

d. Recipient/s of data

The Company will process your personal data and/or sensitive personal data with the following recipients:

  • Third parties who require reference information relating to your past or future employment;
  • Third party services providers who supply processing services or perform functions on the Company’s behalf;

2. Information to be provided when data collected not from the data subject

Categories of data: The Company has collected the following personal data on you: Personal data:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact number
  • Proof of Identification
  • Proof of Construction Qualification
  • Bank Details, if required
  • Nation Insurance Number / Unique Tax Reference / Registration Number, if required

Source of the personal data: The Company sourced your personal data:

  • From jobs boards, Social Media platforms, company website, etc
  • A former employer
  • A referee whose details you previously provided to us
  • Cookies listed in section 7

3. Data retention

The Company will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purpose we collect it. Different laws may also require us to keep different data for different periods of time. For example, the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, require us to keep work-seeker records for at least one year from (a) the date of their creation or (b) after the date on which we last provide you with workfinding services.

Where the Company has obtained your consent to process your sensitive personal data, we will do so in line with our retention policy. Upon expiry of that period the Company will seek further consent from you. Where consent is not granted the Company will cease to process your sensitive personal data.

In addition to our obligations under the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, the Company will delete your personal data after three years if we have not had any meaningful contact with you or if we do not hold any records on you that are in our legitimate interests to keep.

“Meaningful contact” means, for example, any form of contact between us in relation to the Company assisting/providing recruitment services to you.

4. Your rights

Please be aware that you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to be informed about the personal data the Company processes on you;
  • The right of access to the personal data the Company processes on you;
  • The right to rectification of your personal data;
  • The right to erasure of your personal data in certain circumstances;
  • The right to restrict processing of your personal data;
  • The right to data portability in certain circumstances;
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data that was based on a public or legitimate interest;
  • The right not to be subjected to automated decision making and profiling; and
  • The right to withdraw consent at any time.

Where you have consented to the Company processing your sensitive personal data you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time by contacting UK Recruiting Ltd at [email protected] Please note that if you withdraw your consent to further processing, this does not affect any processing done prior to the withdrawal of that consent, or which is done according to another legal basis.

There may be circumstances where the Company will still need to process your data for legal or official reasons. Where this is the case, we will tell you and we will restrict the data to only what is necessary for those specific reasons.

If you believe that any of your data that the Company processes is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us using the details above and we will take reasonable steps to check its accuracy and correct it where necessary.

You can also contact us using the above details if you want us to restrict the type or amount of data we process for you, access your personal data or exercise any of the other rights listed above.

5. Cookies Policy

We may obtain data about you from cookies. These are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies also enable us to deliver more personalised content. The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here. The only third-party cookies we use on our site are Google Analytics (please see below on Google Analytics)

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are needed for effective site usage and, as such, cannot be turned off. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for other purposes, such as marketing or tracking your Internet usage.

Performance cookies

These cookies help us monitor and improve the performance of our website, counting visits, identifying traffic sources and judging site popularity. We use Google Analytics for this purpose, but all information gathered is anonymous.

Functionality cookies

These cookies remember choices you make upon first visiting our website, including user name, language or where you are based. This allows the website to remember changes you have made to text size, font and other customisable elements. It also prevents repeat processes such as pop-ups. Functionality cookies may also be used to provide services you wish to use, such as watching video and commenting, and are usually anonymous.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). This service uses cookies to help us analyse how users navigate and interact with the site. The information generated by the cookie includes your IP address and is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. It uses this information to create reports on website activity for UK Recruiting Ltd and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may send this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or if such third parties use the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

6. Sale of business

If the Company’s business is sold or integrated with another business your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers and will be passed on to the new owners of the business.

7. Data Security

The Company takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. The Company uses the following security measures to safeguard your data;

  • Firewalls including anti-spyware software
  • Anti-virus software
  • Patching
  • Anti-spam filters
  • All data is backed up daily
  • All files/data are stored on password protected systems

Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, consultants, our Payroll Manager or Head of Marketing) are granted access to your information.

The Company uses all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal information. However, you should be aware that the use of email/the Internet is not entirely secure and for this reason the Company cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal information which is transferred from you or to you via email/the Internet.

If you share a device with others we recommend that you do not select the “remember my details” function when that option is offered.

If you have any questions about our website security, you can email at [email protected]

8. Changes to this privacy statement

Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be updated on this website as and when it is required. If at any time we use personal data in a significantly different manner than from stated in this statement, we will notify you and you will be able to decide if we are able to use this information in the new manner.

9. Complaints or queries

If you wish to complain about this privacy notice or any of the procedures set out in it, please email at [email protected] You also have the right to raise concerns with Information Commissioner’s Office on 0303 123 1113 or at, or any other relevant supervisory authority should your personal data be processed outside of the UK, if you believe that your data protection rights have not been adhered to.