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by kingofthekippax
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: POELT: New Info
Replies: 45
Views: 627

Re: POELT: New Info

@Bearguy I'll have a go over the weekend.
by kingofthekippax
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: POELT: New Info
Replies: 45
Views: 627

Re: POELT: New Info

It will be strange though I suspect. Learning how HMPPS says things need to be done having seen how they are actually done.
by kingofthekippax
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: POELT: New Info
Replies: 45
Views: 627

Re: POELT: New Info

Everyday is a school day ..
by kingofthekippax
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: POELT: New Info
Replies: 45
Views: 627

Re: POELT: New Info

Yes Pier , 6 months in already, had an email from people hub about a month ago re course dates.
by kingofthekippax
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: Uniform
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Uniform

trousers I find small at waist. Soft shell needs size up
by kingofthekippax
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: Fitness tests
Replies: 57
Views: 839

Re: Fitness tests

My advice for fitness test, is prepare. Download a beep test app, set yourself up a course and have a few practice runs. Get used to the pace. For The shield test practice with dumbells or a couple of 4 /6 pint milk bottles.. I was really in poor shape but with some prep passed 1st time. Im now in p...
by kingofthekippax
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Uniform Requests
Replies: 10
Views: 875

Re: Uniform Requests

Size up on fleece, and trousers
by kingofthekippax
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Beards in the prison service
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Beards in the prison service

Most blokes at my nick have a beard. I vary from clean shaven, growing a beard getting it shaped at the barbers keeping it neat for a week or 2 my self then cocking it up and shaving it all off again.
by kingofthekippax
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: POELT: New Info
Replies: 45
Views: 627

Re: POELT: New Info

Courses are currently shortened to 8 week. I started at my establishment in April and have a course date in October. Will have spent 6 months shadowing on the wings.
by kingofthekippax
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Smoking ban one step closer?
Replies: 14
Views: 2537

Re: Smoking ban one step closer?

Im in Cat C, we have complete ban on smoking,. Staff wishing to smoke have to go to the designated point on the car park. Vaping is allowed for both staff and prisoners. Not sure if its officailly allowed for staff but most do oncluding govs and do it anywhere, wings bubble yard.
by kingofthekippax
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dont get screwed facebook
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Dont get screwed facebook

Any1 in the dont get screwed group on facebook? Looked at joining but need a facebook friend already in the group.
Not facebook friends with any1 from my establishment yet..
by kingofthekippax
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Cell shop
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Cell shop

How many pads on the wings are like this ?
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by kingofthekippax
Thu May 28, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Apprenticeship Delayed until 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 920

Re: Apprenticeship Delayed until 2021

TMH, I had an email, and amendment to my contract, as Im currently awaiting training and was due to do the Apprenticeship.
by kingofthekippax
Thu May 28, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Apprenticeship Delayed until 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 920

Apprenticeship Delayed until 2021

The Custody and detention Apprenticeship for new starters has now been stopped until 2021, New starters will now do the POELT course instead which is Level 3 Custodial care diploma.
by kingofthekippax
Wed May 27, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: POELT Training Re-Start
Replies: 14
Views: 1228

Re: POELT Training Re-Start

Poelt at my establishment whom was halfway through had the news today, from band 5 people hub manager..