Police caution affect bank employability?

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Basically, will investment banks and well... I suppose all financial services check criminal records or is it just convictions?

My sister just got a caution today for shoplifting and she's scared as hell. She's really sorry and swears she'll never do it again. She's really hard-working normally and goes to a really good uni... I don't know what she was thinking at the time but I believe she's genuinely sorry (all I can guess is that it's because we don't have much money). I'm posting for her because this doesn't have the anon. feature

Any help would be very appreciated!
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No idea if that could be used against her.. i think theyd be more scared if shed been accused of fraud, money laundering etc
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May be wrong, but I wouldn't think you would have to disclose a caution when applying for a job. A caution is just that - don't do it again, or there will be trouble. She wasn't charged with a crime, will not go to court...
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It depends. Firstly, I don't think cautions have to be declared, anyway, with employment convicitons only have to be declared if the organisation asks for it, and then they can only ask for the information in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. And still, they can't discriminate an application unless the conviction materially compromises the applicants ability to perform the job. (As I';m aware anyway)
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Do cautions even count? That is, they enter into any sort of record that can be checked?

Plus, don't minor things like this tend to get wiped (or otherwise 'spent') after a certain period of time?
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That's good Although she has checked online and apparently you do disclose it, or at least some employers check it if it's relevant... CRB check or something.

Handling money? Would that be classed as relevant?
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Trust is the key thing in banks, small lies can lead to big losses - i.e Barings bank, Nick Leeson only lost 100k to start off with but the lies built up to destroy the bank. Probably not a good thing to put on the CV but they will check. Its all about signalling, it signals she can't be trusted, sorry but it is sure to go against her.
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(Original post by Jurisprude)
It depends. Firstly, I don't think cautions have to be declared, anyway, with employment convicitons only have to be declared if the organisation asks for it, and then they can only ask for the information in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. And still, they can't discriminate an application unless the conviction materially compromises the applicants ability to perform the job. (As I';m aware anyway)
I think some employers can check it though. Like hospitals and such

(Original post by fais)
Do cautions even count? That is, they enter into any sort of record that can be checked?

Plus, don't minor things like this tend to get wiped (or otherwise 'spent') after a certain period of time?
They are counted as a criminal record, yes. But apparently you don't need to declare it if it says "convictions".

I don't know about the spent thing... she's in her first year at uni so I don't think it'll be spent when she applies for a job...
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Trust is the key thing in banks, small lies can lead to big losses - i.e Barings bank, Nick Leeson only lost 100k to start off with but the lies built up to destroy the bank. Probably not a good thing to put on the CV but they will check. Its all about signalling, it signals she can't be trusted, sorry but it is sure to go against her.
No shizzle, Sherlizzle.
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Trust is the key thing in banks, small lies can lead to big losses - i.e Barings bank, Nick Leeson only lost 100k to start off with but the lies built up to destroy the bank. Probably not a good thing to put on the CV but they will check. Its all about signalling, it signals she can't be trusted, sorry but it is sure to go against her.
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(Original post by dandan)
Trust is the key thing in banks, small lies can lead to big losses - i.e Barings bank, Nick Leeson only lost 100k to start off with but the lies built up to destroy the bank. Probably not a good thing to put on the CV but they will check. Its all about signalling, it signals she can't be trusted, sorry but it is sure to go against her.
That's not good... I don't think she'll lie but would they actual do checks? I think for most job applications I've seen (although they're all saturday jobs), you only declare convictions but not cautions. I think cautions only come up if they check... think
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If she want to work in a bank they check everything, they must. Something like a saturday job I would be surprised if they checked, its not worth it for someone on £5.73 an hour.
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(Original post by st8_of_mind)
I think some employers can check it though. Like hospitals and such



They are counted as a criminal record, yes. But apparently you don't need to declare it if it says "convictions".

I don't know about the spent thing... she's in her first year at uni so I don't think it'll be spent when she applies for a job...
Basically, as I said, some employers can ask for it. Under the RoOA, however there are strict rules. I doubt veryu much whether your sisters caution will ever affect her.
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Best person for your sister to ask is probably a Careers Advisor at her Uni. If she goes to a top Uni, as you say she does, I'm sure they'll have a good careers department and someone there should have an answer.
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Best person for your sister to ask is probably a Careers Advisor at her Uni. If she goes to a top Uni, as you say she does, I'm sure they'll have a good careers department and someone there should have an answer.
Good idea! Although I think she's too ashamed to ever admit it (couldn't even do it online! ).
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I think some bank application forms it asks if you have ever been convicted for a crime, etc. ---> might lead to auto-rejection. Dont know if this includes a 'caution'.
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Good idea! Although I think she's too ashamed to ever admit it (couldn't even do it online! ).
Right, to try and put this to rest: http://www.yourrights.org.uk/faqs/cr...l-record.shtml
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No shizzle, Sherlizzle.
You say that, but I've seen CVs which give criminal records.

In one case I recall a candidate wrote that he'd lost his driver licence after being convicted of dangerous driving because he kept driving on the pavement.
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I doubt veryu much whether your sisters caution will ever affect her.
I would've thought that getting nicked for theft would affect your chances of getting a job with a bank...
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I would've thought that getting nicked for theft would affect your chances of getting a job with a bank...
Read the link I posted. Bearing in mind she had a caution
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