GDPR Update and how it affects our #HireMe scheme
As many of you are aware, new regulations will come into affect from Friday 25th May 2018. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect all companies and organisations that hold personal data, and aims to ensure that the personal data that you share, stays secure. It also ensures that companies and organisations review the current data that they hold, and whether it is all necessary.
With this in mind, the Alliance for Bakery Students & Trainees has been reviewing the information that we need in order for #HireMe to work with industry, and what we do with the personal information that you send to us.
We reviewed how we think we can best ensure that this scheme works in finding you work placements, job opportunities and experience by linking you with industry. Previously, we asked you to send us a lot of personal information, which was then sent out into industry, where bakeries could access this and contact you directly with any opportunities available. The GDPR has given us an opportunity to review this and the changes we have made will ensure that your personal information is more secure.
What have we changed?
To start off with, we will no longer be sending your personal information out into industry. We don't believe that this is the most secure method, as any information we send out could then be sent onto third parties. We will still be asking you for the same information, but the biggest change is that we will be asking industry to provide us directly with opportunities. Once we receive a new opportunity, we will send an email to any students or trainees that have applied to our #HireMe scheme, based on the preferences that you have selected, such as type of bakery experience you want, or the area of the UK or Ireland you are looking for work. You will receive this information by email, and will include important details, such as the bakeries website, contact details and the type of work experience they are looking to provide. You can then decide whether you want to contact the employer directly. This way, your personal information stays secure and is only visible by the ABST.
What happens now?
We believe that this is the most secure method to ensure that your personal information is kept safe, but also make you aware of opportunities in your area, or bakery sector you are interested in. Our new form only asks for the required information that we need so that we only send you opportunities that are relevant to you, so we have streamlined our information form, only asking for the minimum personal information. As a result of this, any information that we currently hold in relation to #HireMe will be deleted, so if you still wish to be part of the new and improved scheme, then please re-apply here.
The #HireMe Scheme is only available to members, so you will need to have paid your membership and also have an account set up on our website, with a password to gain access to the application form. If you need any further information, then please comment below, or alternatively contact our Communication Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Bakery students from around the UK and Ireland sharing their experiences