I was asked in selection interview if I had any debts, I do so told them, he asked if I could make the payments while on training wage, I can so its not a problem.
If you don't tell them and they find out (which they will) its goodbye and don't come back....ever.
the thing is it is like a 600 pound phone contact. that i never used. they send it to an old address and all they got is my name and old address but the did say about balifs. i dont know whether that counts .
Most of the population are in debt one way or another so as long as you can manage them on your wage without hardship it should be ok i hear. Situations change, people get into debt, thats life. Its a steady job and a regular wage, just the thing you need to pay off those debts so why not.