Depends on the manager of each individual business. For all the ones I know, absolutely no checks, no references, no experience required.
Yes we usually asked staff to get their DBS check to start work.ittakessixweekstocomplete.
Reference and no pretty quick
Answered - Chef (Former Employee) - kent
Reference and not very long
Answered - Chef (Former Employee) - Broadstairs, Kent
No background check just interview
Answered - Waitress/Team Leader (Former Employee) - Warwick
No it doesn't they employ anyone and I mean anyone even if you don't speck English and there is no background check.
Answered - Waiter (Former Employee) - High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
They do the necessary checks needed for them to decide on your employment with them. This takes no longer than a week or so.
Answered - Salad Chef (Former Employee) - Portsmouth