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  • kingofthekippaxSun Nov 01, 2020 11:13 pm
    Bummer, missed the chat :-)
  • Craig79Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:42 pm
    Not complaining at all mate considering
  • JCOX4Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:36 pm
    Not too long at all then, considering the covid situation
  • Craig79Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:26 pm
    Did my arc assessment in Feb mate
  • JCOX4Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:24 pm
    How long has it taken you to get through the recruitment processes craig?
  • JCOX4Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:00 pm
    Stinger taff lol. Enjoy
  • Taff86Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:59 pm
    Im off guys, got a cheeky 0700-2100 shift tomorrow lol
  • Craig79Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:52 pm
    Yes mate , email asked if i want to book one , when i called they just said we will do it one day one, as there are 6 of us in total ( 2 officers, 2 OSGs and 2 admin )
  • JCOX4Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:49 pm
    What is the orientation day craig? Is that the same as familiarisation tour?
  • Taff86Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:48 pm
    Awesome mate youll be fine
  • Craig79Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:47 pm
    I start in 2 weeks , my first day is the orientation day , looking forward to it , nervous, but excited
  • Taff86Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:45 pm
    Training is a good laugh tbf youll enjoy c&r
  • JCOX4Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:44 pm
    I dont start til 4th Jan, but well excited. Feel like ive been waiting a long time for this!
  • Taff86Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:41 pm
    Yea you learn more when you go live
  • TheRealMeSun Nov 01, 2020 8:38 pm
    Think of poelt like the theory test when learning to drive. I enjoyed it, don’t get me wrong. But does it fully prepare you? I don’t think so.
  • Taff86Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:37 pm
    Ahh fair enough haha
  • JCOX4Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:36 pm
    Im sure with the apprenticeship you still do the 8 week poelt then you go live in establishment. You just continue doing the apprenticeship for your probation period. Seem pointless tbh as not like you can take a custodial care qualification anywhere else in a few years time lol
  • Taff86Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:33 pm
    Jcox thats what the new apprenticeship is like so may be better down the line
  • Taff86Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:32 pm
    Yeah mate so far so good
  • JCOX4Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:32 pm
    Eeek.. so what is the point in the 8 week training? Wouldnt you be better of training in your establishment and shaddowing, and just going to the odd classroom day?
  • Craig79Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:31 pm
    You enjoying it Taff
  • Taff86Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:28 pm
    Training goes out the window and you got to start again when you go live to learn your establishments way of working. Staff are awesome to the newbies and help you along
  • TheRealMeSun Nov 01, 2020 8:27 pm
    Good evening all. Sorry for the late arrival :slty:
  • JCOX4Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:27 pm
    Twilight I could imagine you are always learning. Do new staff get treated/expected of them exactly the same as longer serving staff? Or is there a bit of leeway knowing that you have only just come out of training?
  • Taff86Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:25 pm
    Hey all
  • falkorSun Nov 01, 2020 8:25 pm
    Heey Taff86 good to see you
  • Taff86Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:24 pm
    Sorry im late :slbg:
  • falkorSun Nov 01, 2020 8:16 pm
    And after that you felt you had learnt all you neded to know? (or pretty much) thats exactly what happened to me in Met Police
  • falkorSun Nov 01, 2020 8:14 pm
    Twilight , I was just thinking out of the 5 years you did, which year stood out most?
  • Craig79Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:11 pm
    I am pal -- cheers
  • falkorSun Nov 01, 2020 8:10 pm
    Welcome Craig, having a good evening?
  • Craig79Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:10 pm
    Evening all
  • Twilight13Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:10 pm
    So how is everyone else
  • falkorSun Nov 01, 2020 8:05 pm
    Blimmen heck you're in the same ballpark as Joe Public, it's so stupid
  • Twilight13Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:05 pm
    I guess so!
  • JCOX4Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:05 pm
    Falkor, can I ask who is moderating on this forum? We have a few new members who cant seem to grasp the rules about quoting the previous comment, which makes the threads difficult to read. Myself, bearguy and one other I beleive have pulled them up on it.
  • falkorSun Nov 01, 2020 8:04 pm
    So you will wait 6 months then?
  • falkorSun Nov 01, 2020 8:03 pm
    Heeeey JCOX :slbg:
  • JCOX4Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:02 pm
    Good evening
  • falkorSun Nov 01, 2020 8:02 pm
    5 years service should count for something, that is ridiculous
  • falkorSun Nov 01, 2020 7:59 pm
    I see you had trouble with that online game, is that why you called the thread Arctic Shores?
  • Twilight13Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:58 pm
    In general or today?! Haha
  • falkorSun Nov 01, 2020 7:57 pm
    Welcome :slhe: glad to see you back Twilight what have you been doing?
  • Twilight13Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:57 pm
    Hello! :slby:
  • falkorSun Nov 01, 2020 7:56 pm
    Good evening to all and sundry, is anybody about on this wet and windy night? :slgy:
  • Jambogmail1Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:35 pm
    Peace out guys, have a good one
  • TheRealMeSat Jun 20, 2020 8:34 pm
    Farewell folks
  • falkorSat Jun 20, 2020 8:32 pm
    Ok Gentlemen, thank you for attending, it is now time for my weekly BATH :slhehe: so I will say Adios, thanks again guys
  • TheRealMeSat Jun 20, 2020 8:30 pm
    Cheers, I’ll have a listen in the morning
  • falkorSat Jun 20, 2020 8:29 pm
    Yeah agreed TMH, just listening to the latest on COVID in prisons, a podcast from last month focuses on 1 prisoner released who tells The Guardian what prison has been like for him amidst Coronovirus regime precautions https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/ ... ns-podcast
    press the play button to listen to the podcast , its a pretty good 25 minutes
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Site Logo Prison Officers have always had a tough job to do but none tougher than today.

Prisons today lack Officers with experience and often you will find yourself working with Officers who like you, are still learning and gaining experience.

Prisons are needed , the public need protecting from those members of society who choose to commit the worst crimes and lets be honest here, the people in our prisons have largely committed the worst crimes and did so for their own reasons, it wasn't to benefit society at large and now its your job to rehabilitate them.

Yes the public need protecting from these people and you're there to get that job done, but at the end of the day, probably way too soon, they will be on their way out to start the whole circle of reoffending yet again.

Can you make a difference? Can you stop that from happening? You will have a hard enough job already just keeping the peace, just preventing prisoner on prisoner assaults and of course prisoner on officer assaults, not to mention drug possession which of course is rife.

Prison Officers today more than ever need the mentoring and leadership, from highly experienced Officers in their prison, who sadly are no longer there, basically its up to you and your fellow trainees, you deserve good pay, good conditions and good acknowledgement that you are doing a worthwhile job. Good luck.

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