What you need to know, in brief.
- There are 3 main levels of criminal record check and which one is done by the employer depends on the job role.
- If you need to disclose your criminal record, we suggest that you disclose face-to-face, this tends to be most effective. View our top tips when applying for a job with a criminal record
- Make sure you know what level of check an employer is doing and only disclose what you legally need to.
- Many organisations actively employ people with convictions, if you’re struggling to find employment then our list of friendly employers can be a good place to start looking.
- Many people with a criminal record choose self-employment to avoid prejudice from employers.
- If you’re struggling to find employment, volunteering can be a great way to build your confidence and experience
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