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by Lay19 
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Fitness test
Replies: 127
Views: 5838

Re: Fitness test

I second the interval training It helps build your endurance so you’re able to run a little faster over a shorter period of time On the treadmill I did 30s bursts then drop down to a comfortable jog for 60s for 10 minutes. To hit the required level on the bleep test takes roughly 4:30 minutes Pace y...
by Lay19 
Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: VARC top tips please
Replies: 21
Views: 495

Re: VARC top tips please

Merit system is essentially a waiting list for an available position at your establishment. The time you wait for allocation can vary, so for myself I only waited 4 weeks on the merit list but one of the guys I trained with had been waiting 8 months. The list is based on your score, and Sscl don’t t...
by Lay19 
Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Seeing an escort
Replies: 17
Views: 466

Re: Seeing an escort

What a post to come back to 😂😂
by Lay19 
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: What is more beneficial ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1362

Re: What is more beneficial ?

For our establishment they are letting us up our hours pretty much straight out of training

We just have to get our CMs approval
by Lay19 
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: What is more beneficial ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1362

Re: What is more beneficial ?

37 is roughly 1500
by Lay19 
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: 1st Day Induction
Replies: 17
Views: 1291

Re: 1st Day Induction

So for me, I only have two weeks of my course left and still haven’t received my go live rota I think this may be because our establishment is switching to a four day week so it’s causing a delay so hopefully won’t be the same for you On the first day i received the rota for the two week induction o...
by Lay19 
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Vetting Process
Replies: 826
Views: 25887

Re: Vetting Process

Woo

I’ll make sure the iron is wrapped with a nice bow
by Lay19 
Mon May 24, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Vetting Process
Replies: 826
Views: 25887

Re: Vetting Process

Taff86 wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 6:00 pm They must be vetting your ironing skills moose 🤣
😂😂😂 it’s alright Moose’s mum will do it
by Lay19 
Tue May 18, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Starting training on the 14th june
Replies: 25
Views: 1352

Re: Starting training on the 14th june

So at my establishment you start on the 37 hour contract this will be what you are paid throughout your training For us - may differ in other places- they aren’t allowing us to request to increase hours until after training. Although everyone has said to wait a few months to make sure you enjoy it b...
by Lay19 
Mon May 17, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Induction - Disappointed
Replies: 9
Views: 755

Re: Induction - Disappointed

I’m sorry that has happened to you. Stick it out, if you continue to hate the wing you’re assigned to, speak to a cm or even the governor about moving What I noticed from my induction is there was a split between staff, in fairness the majority of staff I’ve met were lovely and took the time to spea...
by Lay19 
Sun May 16, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Training Equipment
Replies: 17
Views: 753

Re: Training Equipment

beanstown wrote: Sun May 16, 2021 9:50 am does that mean you can't take in protein shakes etc to have on lunch?
This may depend on the establishment but with mine you can take in protein shakes etc as long as you only take in what you need for that day
by Lay19 
Sun May 16, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Security Query
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: Security Query

They will go through all these scenarios when you start so don’t worry

A few on my training have had to put in IRs or conflict of interests for similar reasons

The establishment just expect you to be honest when these things crop up
by Lay19 
Sun May 09, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Unsuccessful application
Replies: 10
Views: 697

Re: Unsuccessful application

You can ask SSCL to transfer your successful result over to other establishments

You won’t need to do the assessments again
by Lay19 
Sun May 09, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Wearing your officer uniform, in a pub....
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: Wearing your officer uniform, in a pub....

So first thing they drilled into us during our induction is to never wear your epaulettes or your key chain in public and if possible wear a civi hoody Wearing your uniform in public just makes you a target I’ve received abuse just from walking from my car to the main gate so certainly wouldn’t wear...
by Lay19 
Sun May 09, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Fitbit/ smart watches in prison
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Fitbit/ smart watches in prison

Hey

They won’t allow fit bits or smart watches

However there was a child version on Amazon that had no Bluetooth that counted your steps.
I bought it just to see how many steps I would be doing and it was fine to wear