Do all roles in the Army require SC clearance?

#1
Evening,

Just a question of interest really, but do all roles within the Army require a SC clearance, is it just a select few that require it?

For example, does an Electronics Technician require it?
And what about Infantry?

I'm just a little concerned that if I have trouble gaining the clearance for my primary job role, that I would be buggered, unless I can secure another role of interest.

Thanks,

Andy
 
#3
I don't know how picky they are when it comes to motoring convictions.

I was disqual for 18 months + driving without due care, etc, etc 2 years ago.
 
#5
mediumwhiteamericano said:
Well, it would appear you're not too hot on persec so you might struggle with SC...

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=91286.html
Persec = Personal Security?

I'm mainly worried because the SC doesn't take place until Phase 1, at which point I would have to leave my well paid and cushy job. If I failed SC, I would have no job to come back to, and my Army career would be none existent, hence the need to find out before being accepted.
 
#8
Yes, and they've been marked down on the application.

I'm dealing with a new recruiter and there should be no problems, apparently.
 
#9
ABewes said:
mediumwhiteamericano said:
Well, it would appear you're not too hot on persec so you might struggle with SC...

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=91286.html
Persec = Personal Security?

I'm mainly worried because the SC doesn't take place until Phase 1, at which point I would have to leave my well paid and cushy job. If I failed SC, I would have no job to come back to, and my Army career would be none existent, hence the need to find out before being accepted.
Were you honest when you filled in your 1109?
Have you ever been a spy?
Have you been convicted of a violent crime?
Have you been convicted of fraud?

If you answer them yes, no, no, no, then what's the problem?
 
#11
Well, if it's as simple as that, then hopefully nothing, but I've got 4 motoring convictions (listed above). Isn't that enough to fail me?
 
#12
God knows about security clearance, but you may not respond well to training if you didn't take the hint and drive slower after your THIRD conviction.

Have you considered getting a speed restrictor on your car?
 
#13
ABewes said:
Well, if it's as simple as that, then hopefully nothing, but I've got 4 motoring convictions (listed above). Isn't that enough to fail me?
It's a security check, not an are you a shit driver check.
If you've been honest with them, do you think the AFCO would have continued processing your application if they thought you were going to fail your SC?
 
#14
It shouldnt affect you unless you are applying for certain roles which have requirements on how many points you have on you licsense. When you choose your 1st and 2nd choice (if you havn't already) try and choose two different types of job under different cap-badges because if you fail one you dont have to go through the process again.
 
#17
Ok, so I should be confident that I'll be cleared?

Who gets to see the 1109 security form during phase 1?

Is it kept confidential ie on MOD security staff see it?
 
#18
i think you should be okay from what ive seen you are not required to drive for elec tech or infantry but you'll just have to hope the best and wait and see. good luck though
 
#19
Your driving convictions will affect your job choices. If you are under 21, you are allowed 3 points. If over 21 you can have up to 9 in some certain trades. In the infantry you can be completely banned and still join. It depends on whether your trade/capbadge classes driving as a part of your job description. Just chat to your ACIO and remember, be HONEST at all times.
 
#20
Thanks for all the replies, they've helped me out a lot.

One final question regarding SC, provided I pass ADSC, can I ask that the SC is done before I begin basic (phase 1), rather than during basic?

Is this possible?
 

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