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Counter Terrorist Check Jobs CTC

Currently a Counter Terrorist Check Jobs recruit (CTC) is allowed access where there is a specific threat from terrorism to government establishments. 

Who needs to have a counter terrorist check jobs level clearance?

The purpose of the CTC is to prevent persons who may have connections with terrorist organizations from being employed in counter terrorist check jobs level position, or who may be vulnerable to pressure from such organizations, from undertaking certain security duties where there is a risk that they could exploit their position to further the aims of a terrorist organization.

What's Involved in a Check for Counter Terrorist Check?

The CTC check includes a basic check and a check against Security Service (MI5) records and police records. Occasionally a candidate may be invited to attend an interview with a DfT security officer. 

If you already have clearance for counter terrorist check jobs, or higher, you are not required to undergo a separate criminal record check.

How long will it take to get a CTC Security Clearance?

A CTC will normally take up to six months and it is usually valid for 3 years.