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Old 11th Dec 2012, 04:14   #1 (permalink)
 
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BAA airside ID

I am Australian and just been accepted to work for a UK carrier. I already have an Australian ASIC and I do have a conviction for low range drink driving from back in 2006. Does any one know if this will prevent me from getting a UK airside ID? Does anyone know of someone in the same situation?
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Old 11th Dec 2012, 16:01   #2 (permalink)
 
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Drink and drive won't come up on a CRC check in the UK so you will be fine....you will need to have a criminal record check for EVERY country you have been to in the last 5 years if spent more than 6months there!
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Old 11th Dec 2012, 17:32   #3 (permalink)
 
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Unfortunately, in this country there isn't a universal aircrew id badge. A BAA airside is a good start but try flashing that at Liverpool.

Your operator will supply you with a security badge linked to their operation for aircrew but if you are on ground ops you will need an airport pass. BAA is shrinking - LGW gone - EDI gone - STN going so unless you plan to be at just one site you may look like a Russian General!

Out of curiosity why are you looking for work here when most of us think Aus looks far more appealing?

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Old 11th Dec 2012, 22:56   #4 (permalink)
 
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Just so long as you don't have a UK conviction you'll be fine. Our truly marvellous system doesn't care what you'll done elsewhere or what your intentions are, just so long as you haven't done anything naughty in Britain.

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Old 12th Dec 2012, 14:52   #5 (permalink)
 
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Piltdown Man.

I do not think you are quite correct in that statement......

A set period of time (5 years I believe) must be accounted for including any gaps. If out of the UK in that period, various additional things might need to be done.

The best thing I can advise Chris to do is research the regulatory requirements - there is a lot about this on the website of the Department for Transport (sorry no links to hand but easily searchable). Remember also that the regulations relating to this (regardless of what people think about them - they are there and that's that!) set minimum standard - some card issuers may very well apply additional clauses/requirements that are over and above those minimums so research the relevant issuing body too!

The other piece of advice would be to be honest with your employer (the one conducting the relevant background/security check) even if that is to your detriment. Why? because some convictions don't count (and a DD conviction in OZ might well be ignored anyway - research required) and the employer/card issuer have some rights to overlook some convictions - also better to be straight with them now rather than say nothing now and then have them find out - all involved will take a far dimmer view of lying/hiding something that should be disclosed (if it should be disclosed) and discovering it than they would if they know up front - nobody will willingly employ someone who is not honest! Good luck

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Old 12th Dec 2012, 15:32   #6 (permalink)
 
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I fact your better off saying you have been unemployed for 5 years and get a character reference, Job done. BAA won't question it.
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