I am currently in university and applying for an industrial placement as part of my degree.
In February 2014 I was convicted of these 3 charges:
- Assault on a constable Section 89
- Using threatening behaviour
- Assault with intent to resist arrest of another.
Long story short. An officer tried to arrest my mate and thought the officer was overly aggressive. I got involved and shoved an officer so they detained me and well the rest is well .. a criminal record. I got category 3 level of assault which is the lowest. I got a £200 fine altogether and 6 months probation, which is now over.
The employer I am applying to a job for has posted this on the application process and I am confused as to whether I should declare my convictions or not. I've had a look at the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and apparently its been amended recently in 2013? I also looked at the list of offences that are not filtered by a DBS check and mine do not appear on the list, only seems to be serious offences. I'm hoping someone can shed some light on whether I should declare these convictions or not! And whether a DBS will filther them out or not.
*********"Aldi meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All applicants who are offered employment in certain posts will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check from the Disclosure & Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. Applicants applying for roles eligible for a DBS check must provide details of any unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings should provide details below including the date.
Please select to indicate ‘I do not have any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013)'. Or, if this does not apply to you, enter details of any convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings below. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website. Any information given will be considered only in relation to an application for positions to which the order applies. Failure to disclose such information could result in subsequent dismissal or disciplinary action by Aldi Stores."**********
From what I've seen if I just paid a fine. It becomes spent after a year? So I no longer need to declare it to an employer?
Post Edited (nexus93) : 22/03/2015 23:10:33 (GMT+1)