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Getting a grad job with conviction for Possession with Intent to supply

Hi,

Graduated last yr with a 2.1 in engineerig from UCL. Currently on bail for posession with intent to supply Class B (cannabis). may receive a community order or a suspended sentence. Applying for grad schemes atm. wanted to know how big a role my potential conviction will play in securing a grad job ideally in finance banking or consultancy. thanks
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Apart from this incident my only othrr involvement with the popo was a £90 cannabis fine
Original post by GreenOut
Hi,

Graduated last yr with a 2.1 in engineerig from UCL. Currently on bail for posession with intent to supply Class B (cannabis). may receive a community order or a suspended sentence. Applying for grad schemes atm. wanted to know how big a role my potential conviction will play in securing a grad job ideally in finance banking or consultancy. thanks


Depends whether they ask a question that requires you to disclose. Finance roles are much more likely to ask questions that will require disclosure that consulting roles with.

The issue is that 'intent to supply' is usually seen as significantly more serious (ie crosses the line into unacceptable) than possession for personal use, and not disclosing and subsequently being found out, is likely to be grounds for instant dismissal, certainly in Finance, and probably in Consulting as well. So if you are asked to disclose in any way during the application process, you are better off doing so, but ideally you would wish to avoid those roles that will ask.

Alternatively, stick to engineering, which is a) less likely to ask than either Finance or Consulting and b) perhaps slightly more tolerant of issues. You'll be a stronger option for consulting with a few years in industry anyway.
When is it spent mate? Look up spent conviction calculator after 1-2 years you won't have to tell them. I'm not sure if banks would do a DBS check, I think you are likely to get judged and that sort of offence would hinder your chances with a bank as you could use your role to launder drug money etc.

But if you do get a job offer and don't tell them you'll be sacked immediately, so I'd tell them if I was you. With many other jobs I'd lie though you need to find out if they do DBS checks somehow.

I've been done for a fair few things, last conviction is spent now 3 years ago, but with a record 2 pages long I've worked in Social Services lol
What was the outcome?

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