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Career/job options. Feel there is limited possibility ?

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BethMaddison · 07/06/2019 11:11

What possible jobs would be suitable for someone who :

-has limited qualifications 5 GCSEs (maths a D so cant even say have the ‘right’ 5 a-c grades)
-been out of work for 20 years
-can’t do anything that requires a clear
-can’t do public based work (eg shop or cafe)

Really struggling to think of anything other than cleaner or similar ?

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BethMaddison · 07/06/2019 11:11

-a clear dbs

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BethMaddison · 07/06/2019 11:13

The idea of selling things doesn’t appeal and I’ve heard bad things about all those schemes

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aintnothinbutagstring · 07/06/2019 11:17

Nightshift supermarket?

aintnothinbutagstring · 07/06/2019 11:20

Basic admin, data inputting
Kitchen work, with potential to train up
Depends what the dbs issue is, as some things are viewed worse than others depending on the business.

BethMaddison · 07/06/2019 11:22

Night shift work wouldn’t work due to children.
The only things can think of are cleaner or something ‘behind the scenes’ so a kitchen or similar ?

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BethMaddison · 07/06/2019 11:22

Without maths gcse is admin even possible ? Do they check now as the last time I worked it was office work but I lied about results

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QforCucumber · 07/06/2019 11:24

A lot of people wouldn't take a cleaner in their house without a clear dbs check, depending what the dbs issue would be for.

pub kitchen work such as potwashing, or prep work?

BethMaddison · 07/06/2019 11:26

Do cleaners have to have dbs checks too ? 😳

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BethMaddison · 07/06/2019 11:29

It’s just all the jobs like term time ones in schools, Care work , childcare etc that would be perfect are now not an option because they require an enhanced dbs I’ve heard so immediately there are huge limitations.
Had no idea cleaners needed dbs too

Are there any selling from home things that are actually ok ? Heard so many negative things .
I can cook /bake but I’d have to look into the local authorities rules around registering and food hygiene etc but that could be a possibility as well.

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CloudRusting · 07/06/2019 11:35

Is this for you? What would show up on a DBS? Having prior convictions isn’t by itself necessarily an absolute blocker but it would depend what they were for and when they were.

Sunseed · 07/06/2019 11:35

Just because you don't have a clear DBS doesn't necessarily exclude you..... it depends what the marker is for and whether the potential employer would have a problem with that/whether it directly affects the job.

CloudRusting · 07/06/2019 11:36

Certainly don’t lie about qualifications to get a job. Large companies generally screen so will check and in any event it is fraud.

QforCucumber · 07/06/2019 11:39

Cleaners generally won't but to work for yourself as one or in a school area you may require to have one.

Your best bet might be to speak with some local employment agencies, I know we have a couple of production operative (factory) jobs locally which may suit, however they can be early shifts so depends on childrens ages too.

is there a reason you can't work public facing? volunteering in a charity shop would get you some great retail and cash handling experience if you need something recent on your CV.

BlueberryFool123 · 07/06/2019 11:41

What’s on your DBS? Even if it’s not clear that doesn’t necessarily disbar you from jobs automatically. I was going to say cleaning. Self-employed.

BethMaddison · 07/06/2019 11:52

I have a local employment agency I could maybe ask for advice. I’m unsure if they are for under 25s only but I may give them a call

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AnchorDownDeepBreath · 07/06/2019 12:18

Is the DBS an "against a person" offence? It makes a big difference.

I have a close friend who was convicted of battery against her younger sister. It was a slap, a moment of madness trying to stop her sister doing something really stupid. Nobody expected her to get convicted, her solicitor was stunned. She had to end a pretty high flying childcare career, and work her way back up, but she's doing pretty well now. There is hope.

BethMaddison · 07/06/2019 12:33

Yes a similar kind of thing. Against a person (assault caution) again it just says that doesn’t explain why or how (long term abusive situation then a one off retaliation on my part) I’ve tried to leave it in the past so would like a job where I don’t have to worry about disclosing as don’t want to revisit/explain

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QforCucumber · 07/06/2019 14:18

If its just a caution and you weren't charged then does it show on a dbs check?

Hecateh · 07/06/2019 14:40

a caution shows on an enhanced check, it doesn't always show on a basic one which is all that is needed for most jobs not involving direct contact with children

this shows when things will be excluded from check though not erased from records so are still there if there are further incidences. Actually reading that more carefully even enhanced checks won't show some convictions/cautions after specific time

If what you did was some time ago you may be worrying unnecessarily

BethMaddison · 07/06/2019 14:51

Was about 15 years ago

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