Generally, references will be taken up after the interview unless the job involves working with children, young people or vulnerable adults when references will be taken up before an interview. Referees will be contacted by email where an email address has been provided on the application form.At least one referee must be your present or most recent employer. If you are a student or have been out of work for a while, think of someone who is able to say something helpful and relevant about you, e.g. lecturer, club or charity organiser or your head teacher if you are a school leaver. All job offers will be subject to satisfactory references.