How far from your establishment do you live??

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How far from your establishment do you live??

Post by Cptkimura » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:46 pm

Good evening everyone,

I have recently applied to join my local establishment. Surprisingly I have made it past all of the online tests and I am now waiting for a date to attend a selection day. However, I was thinking earlier...have I made a mistake applying to work in my local area? I guess my main concern is either meeting inmates which have been released whilst I am with my family, or meeting people I know outside, inside!

Hope this makes sense....

Matt

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Re: How far from your establishment do you live??

Post by Taff86 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:19 pm

45-50mins away from mine, it not my local. So its not too bad tbh, there are a few of us down my way to car share sometimes so its all good

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Re: How far from your establishment do you live??

Post by aliever7239 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:09 am

35 min away here

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Re: How far from your establishment do you live??

Post by Craig79 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:52 pm

15 minutes 😀
ARC - 21 Mar 2020
Video Appointment - 20 MAY
Conditional Offer - 29 JUNE
Vetting Passed - 11 JULY
The Call - 22 SEPT
Start Date - 16 NOV
Newbold - 30 NOV

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Re: How far from your establishment do you live??

Post by ShakeandBake » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:58 pm

the one i applied is about an hour's drive away

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Re: How far from your establishment do you live??

Post by londonlad81 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:37 pm

It doesn’t matter too much how close you live. I’ve known some staff live literally 5 minutes away from the prison.
Other staff prefer to live further away.

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Re: How far from your establishment do you live??

Post by Cptkimura » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:46 pm

Thanks all for the input. I will see how I get on at the assessment centre and then decide if I should stick with my local or transfer my results to a different establishment.

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Re: How far from your establishment do you live??

Post by dookie197 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:25 am

I'll be living approx 40mins from my establishment :slbg:

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Re: How far from your establishment do you live??

Post by JCOX4 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:13 pm

About 25 mins
ARC 26/11/19
Offer/vetting started 17/12
Failed vetting 30/12
Appealed 16/01/20
Referred for decision 17/01
Decision overturned 25/02
Offer and vetting 17/03
Vetting passed 21/03
Covid-19 saga
Fitness resit 02/09
Start 04/01/21 :slcup:

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Re: How far from your establishment do you live??

Post by Jambogmail1 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:15 pm

If I get mine is a ferry journey away! Be nice in the summer I guess

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Re: How far from your establishment do you live??

Post by JCOX4 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:38 pm

Really Jambog, how much does that cost a trip?
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ARC 26/11/19
Offer/vetting started 17/12
Failed vetting 30/12
Appealed 16/01/20
Referred for decision 17/01
Decision overturned 25/02
Offer and vetting 17/03
Vetting passed 21/03
Covid-19 saga
Fitness resit 02/09
Start 04/01/21 :slcup:

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Re: How far from your establishment do you live??

Post by Ladder69 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:16 pm

20 mins away

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Re: How far from your establishment do you live??

Post by Jambogmail1 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:13 am

JCOX4 wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:38 pm
Really Jambog, how much does that cost a trip?
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£2800 for a yearly pass!!

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Re: How far from your establishment do you live??

Post by Jambogmail1 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:37 pm

Or about £15/£20 return using the fast jet ferry only takes £15 min then about 15min ride to the prison

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Re: How far from your establishment do you live??

Post by Belfast86 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:41 pm

I have the choice of 3 here in Northern Ireland.

One is Under 10miles away which I would prefer, one is 20-25miles away and would be happy with this too. The 3rd one is about 80-90miles away from me and it’s in an area I’m not overly keen on going to!

Read up on Derry/Londonderry and you will understand why!!

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