Anyone employ ex Forces with criminal records?

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GingeG

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#1
Hi Guys

Anyone know any companies that are wiling to give someone a chance after a short spell in Her Majestys Detention?

Im open to all Legal employment. Overseas or UK based.
 
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GingeG

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#2
I should have said Im looking for work withn the Security/CP/Int world. I will not be able to get the SIA licence though so needs to be abroad.
 
#3
Possibly abroad but be VERY careful. With the blot on your c.v. you are likely to be seen as someone open to a shafting on terms and conditions. Best of luck though.
 
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GingeG

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Thanks

I will probably have to accept a shafting. No more than the Army did!! Bye Bye Pension etc.
 
#5
I guess one part of it depends on whether your conviction is 'spent' etc, although don't know how it would work if they wanted to see your regimental records or ask why you left the army (I'm guessing you were discharged after the motor cycle place).
 
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GingeG said:
Thanks

I will probably have to accept a shafting. No more than the Army did!! Bye Bye Pension etc.
Ginge,

I understood that your pension loss was the main reason you got out of prison. Didnt your brief use it as leverage to reduce your sentence to one that was suspended?

That and of course, you have to serve 22 years to claim your pension prior to retirement age (State).

Im not sure a job in security is going to be easy given your criminal record.
 
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GingeG

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#7
Thanks to all who have offered advice through my PM.

I have had some success with a few avenues so cheers.
 
#8
Ginge, I was courts martialled booted out and given a 9 month spell at one of her majesties fine penal institutions.

You dont lose your pension

and I now get paid a dirty great wadge of cash, not once has an employer asked why I left the Army

obviously going into security/CP work with a 5 year fireams ban is gonna be difficult

but not knowing your circumstances I dont see why your prison sentence is a worry to you, I know it was to me at first, but unless you want to work in the states or australia then it shouldnt be a problem.

my conviction isnt spent yet...next year I think, I dont really know it just doesnt worry me anymore

good luck to you mate whichever career path you chose
 
#10
sebcoe said:
Best thing is to start your own business, also people dont tend to ask why you left the army
wasnt it just that which got Ginge in trouble in the first place! :D
 
#11
You could proabably circumvent the "why you left" bit if you knew anyone still serving who could write a reference. Most Civvie companies can't check why you were discharged and the Military Criminal Database is closed to CIVPOL so its hard to look up any military convictions. Short of you telling them, or it being a sensitive post that requires DVA clearances it shouldn't come up.

As goes imigratation checks by foreign countires as they only have access to civ criminal databases.
 
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Papa_Lazarou said:
You could proabably circumvent the "why you left" bit if you knew anyone still serving who could write a reference. Most Civvie companies can't check why you were discharged and the Military Criminal Database is closed to CIVPOL so its hard to look up any military convictions. Short of you telling them, or it being a sensitive post that requires DVA clearances it shouldn't come up.

As goes imigratation checks by foreign countires as they only have access to civ criminal databases.
But the sex offenders register will be open to everyone so I think he's sh!t out there.
 
#14
Iknowyourname said:
But the sex offenders register will be open to everyone so I think he's sh!t out there.
Superb, so i will be able to move to an area where I am more likely to be tampered with?
 
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Ginge G, if you are who i think you are, i heard some rumours as to why you served a "short spell" at her majesties pleasure, regardless of what i heard, i thought you were pretty decent and wish you the best of luck in the future.
 
#17
I'm not too sure what the UK market is like at the moment now that the SIA have sh@gged things in the CP world, but I think you will find it near impossible.

Work abroad, I'm afraid, is likely to be a similar tale. Most companies work in some way or form for the Department of Defense or FCO (certainly in Iraq or Afghanistan). The rules are just as stringent for these companies on who they employ as they are in the UK. It's fairly unlikely you would pick something up out there. (Quick tip - if they aren't asking some fairly embarrassing or awkward questions of you - don't work for 'em!)

The answer probably lies in the dark continent. Think minerals and oil and you'll probably be on the right track. A couple of years or so down there and you'll be shagged with malaria but you will have a checkable work history and the pay's pretty good (malaria's not that bad anyway!).
 
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sheldrake said:
The answer probably lies in the dark continent. Think minerals and oil and you'll probably be on the right track. A couple of years or so down there and you'll be shagged with malaria but you will have a checkable work history and the pay's pretty good (malaria's not that bad anyway!).
Hollow laughter, Bruce...
 
#19
Legionnaire, you are a volunteer serving France with honour and fidelity.


Is this something you really want to do ?
 
#20
Whiskybreath said:
sheldrake said:
The answer probably lies in the dark continent. Think minerals and oil and you'll probably be on the right track. A couple of years or so down there and you'll be shagged with malaria but you will have a checkable work history and the pay's pretty good (malaria's not that bad anyway!).
Hollow laughter, Bruce...
Alright, I lied a bit, it's bl00dy horrible - I loose a week at a time - but we all have to make sacrifices in our chosen careers
 

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