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by londonlad81
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Guidance.....
Replies: 15
Views: 399

Re: Guidance.....

My vetting was 12 weeks.
by londonlad81
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Newbold revel start date 01/02/2021
Replies: 63
Views: 1611

Re: Newbold revel start date 01/02/2021

Just to confirm to everyone, that no matter where you train, it’s the same syllabus. Everyone in POELT training does the same course, to the national standard.
It doesn’t matter if you train at Newbold or a prison.
by londonlad81
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: First Day Tomorrow
Replies: 34
Views: 1279

Re: First Day Tomorrow

I’ve PM’d you.
by londonlad81
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: First Week
Replies: 39
Views: 1634

Re: First Week

I don’t think you have to do a fitness test in training, atleast no one ever mentioned that to me. You do however have to do them every year as part of your contract.
You need trainers and PE gear for Control and restraint training, which you do during POELT training.
by londonlad81
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Newbold revel start date 01/02/2021
Replies: 63
Views: 1611

Re: Newbold revel start date 01/02/2021

If you have your contract, it will have to be honoured. It may well be your training could be delayed.
I’ve heard of some new starters working at their jail for months before they could start training.
by londonlad81
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Driving responsibilities of OSG's
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Re: Driving responsibilities of OSG's

King- are you on duty this Xmas? Are you enjoying it?
by londonlad81
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: First Day Tomorrow
Replies: 34
Views: 1279

Re: First Day Tomorrow

tshskinner- check your PMs.
by londonlad81
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: take home pay
Replies: 54
Views: 1681

Re: take home pay

JCOX, sorry to hear that you won’t be joining us, that’s a shame, but I completely understand. The pay isn’t great, that’s for sure, and I wouldn’t blame people for leaving if they can earn better money doing a safer job. I have to admit, the admin side of the service seems pretty shocking so far, i...
by londonlad81
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: take home pay
Replies: 54
Views: 1681

Re: take home pay

Craig79-that’s not good that you haven’t been paid yet, even though you started in mid November. Pretty poor admin by SSCL... Also you have to work Xmas day even though you won’t be qualified? Bit harsh that mate... especially as you thought you were off anyway. Is Newbold closed for 2 weeks? A few ...
by londonlad81
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: take home pay
Replies: 54
Views: 1681

Re: take home pay

This is how I understand it, I have recently joined the service. The Justice Secretary announced in 2017 that certain prisons would become red and amber sites. All of these site were in the South East and London from what I gather. Amber sites pay £3k per year on top of the salary and red sites £5k ...
by londonlad81
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Do I disclose a community resolution?
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Do I disclose a community resolution?

I’d imagine vetting is a pass or fail before they give you the job? Dishonesty on the application forms would be picked up quite quickly wouldn’t it??
by londonlad81
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: take home pay
Replies: 54
Views: 1681

Re: take home pay

Was the pay review approved? Will the public sector pay freeze effect this?
by londonlad81
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: First Week
Replies: 39
Views: 1634

Re: First Week

Thanks Craig, week 2 fine so far. Bit of shadowing and some e-learning today.
by londonlad81
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: First Week
Replies: 39
Views: 1634

Re: First Week

Thanks Craig- I was at Newbold ten years ago and thought it was great. I’m glad your enjoying it. Sounds like you had a good week. How many POELTS are there? How many groups? I’m guessing smaller due to covid... Also do they shut down for Xmas there?... My establishment didn’t say what happens with ...
by londonlad81
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Emails
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Emails

Hi Scotty- you can’t check government protected emails out of work. Where you going to do your training? Newbold Revel does have prison service computers, I was there last time I did POELT training.