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by Lay19 
Sun May 09, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Unsuccessful application
Replies: 7
Views: 338

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: 5
Views: 281

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: 198

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
by Lay19 
Thu May 06, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: The call start date
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: The call start date

For me it was around 6 weeks from call to start date
by Lay19 
Wed May 05, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: 1st Day Induction
Replies: 15
Views: 584

Re: 1st Day Induction

That sounds awesome, they’re really on the ball with you!

The two weeks induction will fly by
by Lay19 
Sat May 01, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: New starters
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: New starters

So I’ve just finished my two week induction and genuinely loving it so far, even if I’ve gotten lost once or twice. They’ve tried to give us a taste of all the different parts of the prison and all the staff I’ve met so far have been really helpful Had a 4 day week over the two weeks including an al...
by Lay19 
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Women’s banter
Replies: 62
Views: 1624

Re: Women’s banter

I just showed up with all my ID, they only asked to see my driving license

They had forms for me to fill out there, think it was a health questionnaire
by Lay19 
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Length of vetting
Replies: 23
Views: 608

Re: Length of vetting

My vetting took 4 weeks to get to the “we will be in contact” stage and then once that changed it was 8 days until I received my call
by Lay19 
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Women’s banter
Replies: 62
Views: 1624

Re: Women’s banter

Congratulations on passing!!

Have you had a date for your VARC yet?
by Lay19 
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Work rota
Replies: 36
Views: 869

Re: Work rota

Yeah I had an email around a week before I started directly from the prison confirming dates, start time, setting up IT etc
by Lay19 
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Work rota
Replies: 36
Views: 869

Re: Work rota

Also we were told the wings we will be working on, on the first day, speaking to others who’ve already had their training they didn’t find out until well into their 8 weeks training so think our group is lucky to know so soon With how far the rota’s go depends purely on the wing you go to. So securi...
by Lay19 
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Work rota
Replies: 36
Views: 869

Re: Work rota

I wasn’t told my finish times until my first day, then we were given our 2 week induction rota

We met our POELT trainer and he told us Monday is 1-6, then 8-5 Tues,Wed,Thurs and half day Fridays

We will be getting our go live rotas 4 weeks into training
by Lay19 
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Uniform order (women)
Replies: 21
Views: 770

Re: Uniform order (women)

Jeez barking that’s a huge difference from your normal size There must be variations in the uniform, I’m a 12/14 top and in a 14 blouse, 12 bottom and in 14R trousers I ordered a large jacket, it swamps me but I’m a little shorter at 5’5 Some of the female officers said for future try and order men’...
by Lay19 
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Start date
Replies: 43
Views: 926

Re: Start date

Love it so far Taff can already tell I’m going to get lost a few times

Fleets I started on Monday so still in induction
by Lay19 
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Start date
Replies: 43
Views: 926

Re: Start date

Not yet Taff, they said it will be another two weeks until we’re get our logins
We are meeting the detail staff tomorrow so should find out more then 🤞🏻