Equality issues

Criminal record

We have added a few resources here to support you when you are ready to apply for jobs or further study.

If you have any concerns about disclosing a criminal record as part of the application process and would like to discuss your options in complete confidentiality, why not book an appointment with careers staff in Career Connect via MUSE

Useful websites for further information
Disclosing criminal records to employers
Provides FAQs and information on what the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) means.
Ex offenders and employment
Government website on your rights with a criminal record.
Go Think Big
Advice for young people with criminal convictions looking for employment.
People with a criminal record (Targetjobs)
Having a criminal record doesn't have to be a barrier to finding fulfilling employment. Procedures need to be taken into account, but there are recruiters out there who will be positive about you.
Unlock, for people with convictions
Provides information, advice and support for people with convictions who may face stigma and obstacles because of their criminal record. The organisation includes a confidential peer-run helpline.