Please read this statement carefully. By confirming your agreement to this Privacy Statement, you are agreeing that Meridian Energy Limited (Meridian Energy) may conduct some, or all, pre-employment screening checks as part of our recruitment process.

Collection

Meridian Energy collects and uses Personal Information about you in relation to your application for employment.

When submitting an application for employment with Meridian Energy, we may conduct some, or all, of the following pre-employment screening checks:

  • Confirmation of education and/or previous employment
  • Immigration status
  • Drug testing
  • Psychometric testing / skills testing
  • Reference checks of referees you nominate
  • Confirmation of professional memberships

Where required by law, or relevant to a particular position, Meridian Energy may conduct some, or all of the following pre-employment screening checks:

  • Criminal history
  • Credit check /Bankruptcy
  • Directorship search
  • Company checks

Use and Disclosure

Your Personal Information is used to assess your suitability for the job/s you apply for and is stored in electronic format in a database. However, it may also be used to assess your suitability for other roles within the Meridian Energy Group, and Meridian Energy may also disclose your Personal Information to its related bodies corporate (which may be located overseas) from time to time, but only for the purpose of assessing your suitability for employment.

Data Quality

At any time, you may access your account to update your profile and/or résumé thereby ensuring the information Meridian Energy holds about you is complete, accurate and up to date.

Openness

If you have questions as to how your information is handled, your Meridian Energy recruitment contact will be able to explain our process further to you.

Access and Correction

It is your responsibility to keep your login and password details private to prevent unauthorised access. You may access your account to update, create new applications and activate or deactivate your registration for job mail at any time. Should you wish to remove your account, please contact a member of our recruitment team.

Anonymity

If you prefer to register for job mail anonymously, you may do so by using an email address only.

Storage

Meridian Energy uses an online recruitment service (which is currently provided by SmartRecruiters, Inc, but which Meridian may replace with an alternative product or service, and an alternative provider, from time to time) (Recruitment Service Provider). When you submit your online job application, your Personal Information may be stored on the Recruitment Service Provider’s database. The Recruitment Service Provider must meet stringent privacy obligations with regard to access, storage and handling of your personal information.

Work Status

By submitting this application you give Meridian Energy and its contracted immigration provider full permission to conduct checks of your immigration status and work rights at the time of recruitment, and at any time during the course of your employment with Meridian Energy.