I hope everyone is well.
I just wanted to get peoples feedback in relation to gaining an SIA license with convictions?
I have 2x convictions for theft related incidents
1. disposal by way of Community Order - 1 year November 2012
2- Disposal by way of custodial sentence - 15 months July 2013
I have been on the SIA website and it says they will accept my application from October 2018. However, I will need to include mitigation and character references with my application.
I was wondering if any of you out there have managed to obtain a SIA license with having a conviction that will never be filtered?
since my release from prison I have gained employment where I have been for the last 4 years.
Can anyone give me any advice or previous experience or know of anyone who has got their license?
I appreciate my offences are dishonesty related and it does not look good for a security related job however, It was one mistake in my life and I have been good since and will not re offend. I have a colleague who can help me get a close protection job but i need to know what my chances are in getting licensed before i spend lots of money out.
Many thanks in advanced.