Criminal Record Check prior to employment in BofA/ML

#1

Hi everyone,

I really need your help here. I just got an offer from BofA/ML for an internship. The contract states that they will do the criminal check after I accept the offer. Here is the issue, I was ever convicted by court for traffic offense (drive without license or insurance) and have a criminal record. I know I was stupid. Now I have to pay for what I have done. One mistake many problems… I am really worried that will BofA/ML take the traffic offense conviction seriously? Any help is much appreciated!! Thanks in advance

Jonathan

#2

Any help or suggestion is much appreciated

#3

Anyone give some help here?

#4

Did they ask you to declare convictions at any point prior to the offer? I wouldn’t think the offence itself would scupper your chances but misleading them about it could.

#5

The conviction is after they gave me the offer so I have been honest to them… my only concern is they will do CRB standard check. they will easily find my criminal record… will it be a big problem?

#6

The only thing you can do is tell them about the conviction BEFORE the CRB - cos it will definitely show in the FSA checks, the internal ML/BoA vetting system - then you’ll automatically get sacked and blacklisted…remember HR talk to eachother.

I’ve seen ppl get the offer and then get found out during their post-offer CRB and booted off the internship…integrity is kinda important…

#7

Thanks for your comment. My worry is I can call the HR tell them the truth. Integrity is important, but will they take traffic offense seriously and withdraw the offer because of this kind of offense?

#8

The conviction will show up on a standard criminal record check. which I’m sure is the check they will do.

They will find out either way, so it is far better to tell them up front.