Private or public?

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Snowy206
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Private or public?

Post: # 137544Post Snowy206
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:12 am

I am 12 days into vetting for a local public prison and now a private local prison is advertising. The financial package is better private but the money is not everything.
Can anyone give me the pros and cons for both?

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Re: Private or public?

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Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:46 am

No idea pal !

There is an interesting undercover documentary on YouTube about HMP Northumberland, which is private.

I will be going into a public sector prison next month.

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Re: Private or public?

Post: # 137547Post Snowy206
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:36 am

Thanks bear guy, I will have a look at that.
Good luck! :slbg:

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Re: Private or public?

Post: # 137548Post northorsouth
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:42 pm

I’m not too sure over why but, when a private prison is mentioned in training we often find out tutors metaphorically spit on the thought of working in one

When I’m back on the 6th I’ll do a bit of digging for you but I’m sure I’ve seen some threads on here so have a search and you may find something else that will give you a good view
Applied 09/08/19
Online tests 11/08/19
Results 12/08/19
Arc Manchester 05/09/19
Officially passed arc 06/09/19
Initial offer 17/09/19
Vetting begun 18/09/19
The call 08/10/19
Start 11/11/19

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Re: Private or public?

Post: # 137550Post Snowy206
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:53 pm

👍 Cheers 👍

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Re: Private or public?

Post: # 137609Post manc-apollo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:31 pm

The private package is rubbish!
The private sector wage shown is your wage! HMP goes up in increments annually!
Public sector workers get a pretty decent pension, private is rubbish!
Public prisons are safer an staff get ppe such as cuffs, baton and soon enough pava! Private get none of the above.
Public prison everytime!

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Re: Private or public?

Post: # 137612Post Snowy206
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:17 am

That doesn't sound great, i have applied for both but passed vetting and awaiting training date so will stick with public. Thanks. 👍

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Re: Private or public?

Post: # 137616Post manc-apollo
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:42 pm

Good luck in your recruitment :slsm: hope you enjoy your career

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