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Reserve List?

Post by Karen47 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:22 pm

Hi all, I've passed RAD and received a message saying I'm on a reserve list due to large number of applications.
I tried applying to another prison in my area that is still advertising, but it's starting the whole process Again? Does anyone know a way I can apply and make it clear I've already passed RAD and OH?
Also the prison I've applied for originally is still advertising, that seems odd if I've been put on reserve List? Sorry for all the questions, just feeling a bit down now :slsad:
RAD 13/06. Pass result 14/06 :slyay: . Merit listed 20/06. Applied 2nd establishment 24/06, POST test passed 26/06. Conditional offer 11/07. Vetting starts 12/07. Passed vetting 30/10. Poelt 08/01 :slyay:

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Re: Reserve List?

Post by Fireflash » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:38 pm

Hi Karen.. well done for passing the RAD.
From what i have read on here you will have to do the POST tests again but not the RAD.... also lots of people who are on the merit list , like yourself, seem to get the call sooner rather than later! Hope this helps..
Good luck

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Post by Karen47 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:41 pm

Fireflash wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:38 pm
Hi Karen.. well done for passing the RAD.
From what i have read on here you will have to do the POST tests again but not the RAD.... also lots of people who are on the merit list , like yourself, seem to get the call sooner rather than later! Hope this helps..
Good luck
Hi and thank you for your quick reply, that makes me feel a lot happier, I'll do the post tests and see where it takes Me! Thank you again :slbg:
RAD 13/06. Pass result 14/06 :slyay: . Merit listed 20/06. Applied 2nd establishment 24/06, POST test passed 26/06. Conditional offer 11/07. Vetting starts 12/07. Passed vetting 30/10. Poelt 08/01 :slyay:

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Post by TMH90 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:42 pm

Apply for as many as possible to better your chances. You'll need to do the online POST test for each application, however, your RAD accreditation is valid for 12 months therefore SS will mirror your RAD results onto any new applications in that time frame. You'll likely get an email inviting you to another RAD (as I did) but a quick email to SS and they'll mirror your results over and your status will change on your application centre. Can take a few days to update.
Application- 19/4/17
Rad- 20/5/17
Rad Results- 23/5/17
Merit Listed- 26/5/17
Conditional Offer- 8/12/17
Vetting Commenced 12/12/17
OH Questionnaire 14/12/17

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Re: Reserve List?

Post by SgtBush » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:02 pm

Being on the merit list is a normal process.
Applying for other prisons is easy.
Apply, do post test, get invited to rad, email shared services your rad pass is applied.
In theory you could apply for every jail in the country and only do one rad.

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Post by Karen47 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:55 pm

Thank you both for replying, it helps me feel it's not the end of the Rd. I'll do the POST tests & see what happens then :slbg:
RAD 13/06. Pass result 14/06 :slyay: . Merit listed 20/06. Applied 2nd establishment 24/06, POST test passed 26/06. Conditional offer 11/07. Vetting starts 12/07. Passed vetting 30/10. Poelt 08/01 :slyay:

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Re: Reserve List?

Post by K123 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:48 pm

I'm on the merit list for a few establishments, 2 weeks ago applied for another post and got my RAD results moved across, but still waiting to hear
22nd April - RAD
28th April - RAD results passed/OH Assist Returned
12th May - Merit Listed
1st August - Conditional Offer/Submitted Vetting

24th November - Got the call :slyay:
8th January - Start Date

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Re: Reserve List?

Post by Karen47 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:35 pm

K123 wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:48 pm
I'm on the merit list for a few establishments, 2 weeks ago applied for another post and got my RAD results moved across, but still waiting to hear
Fingers crossed for you :slbg:
RAD 13/06. Pass result 14/06 :slyay: . Merit listed 20/06. Applied 2nd establishment 24/06, POST test passed 26/06. Conditional offer 11/07. Vetting starts 12/07. Passed vetting 30/10. Poelt 08/01 :slyay:

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Post by Huntsman22 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:31 pm

I was merit listed for about a fortnight and I'm currently going through vetting. There is light at the end of the tunnel!

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Re: Reserve List?

Post by micker » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:39 pm

I did this because another prison round my area was added. I then failed the online test. I'm hoping this hasn't cocked everything up for the one I've passed

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Post by Jblythe » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:21 pm

Hi Karen, just wondering how it ended up with you being on the reserve list. I've been told the same thing but I feel it's just a way of letting me down in the best way. I passed the RAD day which I thought was the difficult part in the process but now I just feel there will always be people with better results than me so will never get an opportunity?

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Re: Reserve List?

Post by Karen47 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:37 pm

Hi, I applied for another prison in my area & got a conditional offer within a couple of weeks. The reserve/merit list is fairly standard practice. It happens to many many applicants, don't worry your time will come :slbg:
RAD 13/06. Pass result 14/06 :slyay: . Merit listed 20/06. Applied 2nd establishment 24/06, POST test passed 26/06. Conditional offer 11/07. Vetting starts 12/07. Passed vetting 30/10. Poelt 08/01 :slyay:

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Re: Reserve List?

Post by Alam77 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:40 pm

I applied to two prison. Went to my first RAD and passed and was given a choice which prison I want to go ahead with.

I rang my chosen prison up just to check there was still a vacancy and I was told there was by the recruitment lady. She said to go online and select which prison I want and also she will sort it out her end as she is desperate for new staff.

I did that and I got my conditional offer within 24 hours.
Applied 22-7-17
Online test reminder 27-7-17
Passed online test 28-7-17
Fam' Day 10-8-17
RAD 18-9-17
Results 20-9-17
Conditional offer 21-9-17
Vetting 22-9-17
The Call 10-11-17 :slbx:
POELT 12/2/18 :slcl:

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