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Hello everyone, I work for a vendor in IT security as a contractor with the potential to work with government agencies in the future. I was investigating whether I could be proactive and start a security clearance process ahead of winning business to prevent delays to the project.
From what I understand from the FAQ that isn't possible as I would need a sponsor right?
So to start the process to complete the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check I would need the customer to sponsor me?
After making a huge mistake when I was 19 which is now 11 years ago I spent 6 months in prison. Since then I have never been in trouble with the police again, and my conviction is "spent", I've completed university, got married had a kid and have a great credit score.
My issue is, I have just been offered a job at a new company and in the offer letter they have stated I will need to be security vetted either at the start of employment or when necessary (this is something that has never been previously mentioned).
It's a great opportunity and good salary and with my new baby I am eager to pursue a career and provide for my family.
1. Will I be disregarded for clearance for being in prison for 6 months, I plan on being honest with the agency when they ask the relevant questions.
2. Will my employer be notified of my conviction if I pass or fail? (they have never asked if I have a conviction)
3. Should I just take the job hope for the best and be honest if and when I need SC?
Thanks for the advice.
I live on CUK
No one knows. The reason is everything depends on what the conviction is for and whether it means you could easily be blackmailed.
"You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR