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by Carbon 
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Start date
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: Start date

POELT is still being delivered in the South East, London and the South West I believe. We think apprenticeships will restart in September in these areas.
by Carbon 
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: CAT D Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: CAT D Advice

Batons are only carried in open and female nicks on nights. Escorts to hospital appointments, etc are done in uniform as a singleton officer. Escorted town visits are rare now and done in civvies.
by Carbon 
Wed Jul 14, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: POELT course - positive COVID test
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: POELT course - positive COVID test

The current guidelines are as I have said. We had the same situation beginning of this week.
by Carbon 
Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: POELT course - positive COVID test
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: POELT course - positive COVID test

The positive student will isolate and pending a negative flow test the rest can continue training.
by Carbon 
Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Fitness test push and pull
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Fitness test push and pull

Yup, no more push/pull. Bleep test, shuttle run, shield hold and grip test.
by Carbon 
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Jargon buster?
Replies: 13
Views: 1109

Re: Jargon buster?

Comes from 'plum duff', another name for Christmas pudding.
by Carbon 
Sat May 29, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Jargon buster?
Replies: 13
Views: 1109

Re: Jargon buster?

Helps if I read the entire thread, thought we were just talking shifts! AD - added days, only given by the independent adjudicator who attends the establishment once a month.
by Carbon 
Wed May 26, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Jargon buster?
Replies: 13
Views: 1109

Re: Shift jargon

An ED is evening duty, in other words you'll be working until until final roll check, normally around 1945. If you're the 'late stop' you'll be on duty until the night staff come in.

Not sure what AD means, an 'A' shift however means you will be working a full day, e.g. 0745-1945.

Hope that helps!
by Carbon 
Tue May 25, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Footwear on day 1 of induction.
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: Footwear on day 1 of induction.

As long as your civilian clothes are smart and presentable, you'll have no problems.
by Carbon 
Tue May 25, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: POELT Joining instructions
Replies: 15
Views: 770

Re: POELT Joining instructions

Update, apprenticeships are recommencing in the North and Midlands next month. South not until the autumn at present. Hey Carbon, I'm starting the 14th in the west Midlands on the Custodial Care National Vocational Diploma programme. Is this is apprenticeship programme? From what I heard yesterday,...
by Carbon 
Mon May 24, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: POELT Joining instructions
Replies: 15
Views: 770

Re: POELT Joining instructions

Update, apprenticeships are recommencing in the North and Midlands next month. South not until the autumn at present.
by Carbon 
Sat May 22, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: required eyesight criteria
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: required eyesight criteria

Yes, the fitness test which is a bleep test, grip test, shield hold and shuttle run. No eye test.
by Carbon 
Sat May 22, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: required eyesight criteria
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: required eyesight criteria

There is no annual medical once you're in the job.
by Carbon 
Sat May 22, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: POELT Joining instructions
Replies: 15
Views: 770

Re: POELT Joining instructions

I'm fairly certain as I'm a trainer in the South East and I think one of my colleagues would have let me know. 😉
by Carbon 
Sat May 22, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: POELT Joining instructions
Replies: 15
Views: 770

Re: POELT Joining instructions

In that case you will be doing the POELT course and not the apprenticeship. Unless I hear anything different on Monday when I'm back in.