Cammell Laird
About Our Site

Recruitment Privacy Notice


As part of any recruitment process, Cammell Laird collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. Cammell Laird is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

What information does Cammell Laird collect?

Cammell Laird collects a range of information about you. This includes:

  • your name, address and contact details, including email address and telephone number;
  • details of your qualifications, skills, experience and employment history;
  • information about your current level of remuneration, including benefit entitlements;
  • whether or not you have a disability for which Cammell Laird needs to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process;
  • information about your entitlement to work in the UK; and
  • equal opportunities monitoring information (defined as special categories data) – this information is purely for statistical analysis and monitoring purposes and will be collected later in the recruitment process.

Cammell Laird may collect this information in a variety of ways. For example, data might be contained in application forms, CVs, obtained from your passport or other identity documents, or collected through interviews or other forms of assessment.

Cammell Laird may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as:

  • references supplied by former employers:
  • information from employment background check providers;

Cammell Laird will seek information from third parties only once a job offer to you has been made and will inform you that it is doing so.

Data will be stored in the following places, on your application record, in HR management systems and on other IT systems (including internal network and email).

Why does Cammell Laird process personal data?

Cammell Laird needs to process data to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you. It may also need to process your data to enter into a contract with you.

In some cases, Cammell Laird needs to process data to ensure that it is complying with its legal obligations. For example, it is required to check a successful applicant’s eligibility to work in the UK before employment starts.

Cammell Laird has a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from job applicants allows Cammell Laird to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate’s suitability for employment and decide to whom to offer a job. Cammell Laird may also need to process data from job applicants to respond to and defend against legal claims.

Cammell Laird may process special categories of data, such as information about ethnic origin, sexual orientation or religion or belief, to monitor recruitment statistics. It may also collect information about whether or not applicants are disabled to make reasonable adjustments for candidates who have a disability. Cammell Laird processes such information to carry out its obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.

Cammell Laird is obliged by its clients to seek information about criminal convictions and offences. Where Cammell Laird seeks this information, it will seek your consent for the associated data processing, which will be limited to ensuring pre-employment requirements are met.

If your application is unsuccessful, Cammell Laird may keep your personal data on our recruitment system in case there are future employment opportunities for which you may be suited. Your candidate account will remain open for 6 months after last activity and Cammell Laird may contact you to advise you of vacancies, or you can deactivate your account at any time and your data will be fully anonymised.

Who has access to data?

Your information may be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. This includes members of the HR team, interviewers involved in the recruitment process, managers in the business area with a vacancy and IT staff if access to the data is necessary for the performance of their roles. As part of the recruitment process Cammell Laird may also require you to take specific testing such as trade test who will have access to your data.

Cammell Laird will not share your data with other third parties, unless your application for employment is successful and it makes you an offer of employment. Cammell Laird will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you and background checks when necessary.

Cammell Laird will not transfer your data outside the European Economic Area.

How does Cammell Laird protect data?  

Cammell Laird takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties. Cammell Laird is certified to the Information Security Standard ISO27001:2013 and Cyber Essential Plus schemes and ensures that best practice and compliance with policies and controls is followed.

Where Cammell Laird engages third parties to process personal data on its behalf, they do so on the basis of written instructions, are under a duty of confidentiality and are obliged to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of data. 

For how long does Cammell Laird keep data?

If your application for employment is unsuccessful, Cammell Laird will hold your data on file for six months after the end of the relevant recruitment process. At the end of that period, or once you withdraw your consent, your data is deleted or anonymised.

If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to your personnel file and retained during your employment. The periods for which your data will be held can be found in the Employee Privacy Notice which will be issued to you.

How can I access the information Cammell Laird holds about me? Your rights

You are able to access and review the personal information supplied when you apply via our website and correct any inaccuracies it may contain.

As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:

  • access and obtain a copy of your data on request;
  • require Cammell Laird to change incorrect or incomplete data;
  • require Cammell Laird to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing;
  • object to the processing of your data where Cammell Laird is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing; and
  • withdraw your consent at any point, where processing is based upon your consent.
  • data portability where applicable.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact: Human Resources, Campbelltown Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 9BP or via email at

What if you do not provide personal data?

You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to Cammell Laird during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, Cammell Laird may not be able to process your application properly or at all.

Automated decision-making

Recruitment processes are not based on automated decision-making, we work in partnership with the Engineering College who carry out trade test were automated decision making is used.

Contact Us

Data protection queries should be directed to HR; Human Resources, Campbelltown Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 9BP or via email at 

Changes to our privacy notice  

Cammell Laird reserve the right to modify or amend this privacy notice at any time and for any reason, providing it maintains compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679).