Well you need Security Clearance it depends on your character reference my did not take long it can talk up to six to a year for some people.
Yes it does want background checks.
Answered - receptonist (Former Employee) - Crewe
The background checks for me were an online form that takes a good two hours to fill in.
Answered - Plater (Former Employee) - Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Top high level security.
Answered - Production Technician (Former Employee) - Medway, Kent
Yes - security background checks, overseas as well as home. Can take a long time
Answered - Summer Intern (Former Employee) - Preston, Lancashire
Full history of where you have been and what you have been doing also giving all surnames.
Answered - P.A to Director (Former Employee) - middlesex