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Security clearance roles???

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by force1, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. force1

    force1 Bit Poster

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    i've come across various job adverts that would like candidates with sc clearance. i know why this but what do the different types mean, i've seen sc, dv etc. are there any others? is this something that a candidate can do to improve their chances of being put forward for roles or is it only something that an employer does and typically how long does it take to get the clearance. Once cleared how long is it vaild for?

    thanks
     
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  2. billyr

    billyr Kilobyte Poster

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    BC - Basic Check.
    CTC - Counter terrorist check.
    SC - Security Cleared, normally for info up to and including Secret in classification.
    DV - Developed vetting for clearance up to and including Top Secret or specific systems.

    To gain clearance you must be sponsored by a list x company which can take a long time as well as costing the company a fair whack. Hence the high daily rates for those already holding it.

    If going through the DV process stand by for a very thorough background check of yourself, family and friends as well as an interview with some very interesting questions.
     
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  3. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    This is something I came across when I went for some contract jobs at the begining of last year, t'was thinking of looking in to it when I return.

    Billy: do you know if you need to be sponsored for the lower levels BC -> SC or is it only DV that requires sponsorship?
     
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  4. billyr

    billyr Kilobyte Poster

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    All levels require sponsoring i'm afraid. MOD contracting companies are the best to approach.
    Have a google for the Astrium consortium or the DII project any companies associated with these will have cleared personnel.
    You should come across the likes of EDS, Fujitsu Siemens, EADS and others.

    It's getting harder though to get companies to take a chance on getting you vetted, they are very wary of the possibility of losing newly cleared employees to higher paying rivals.
     
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  5. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    Ah, cheers for the info.
     
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  6. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Quickest I've heard is 2 weeks, longest, a few months :S All depends on you, your background, financial information etc.

    Either 5 or 10 years is the norm I believe once cleared.
     
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