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Post by Beccikc86 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:47 am

Hey

Is anyone else on the merit list for Send?

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Post by Charlotteisace » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:39 am

Hey

Hope you don’t mind me jumping on this! I’m not on the merit list, no but if you’re interested in a female prison (close to London) keep an eye out on Sodexo careers to for Bronzefield. I’m starting with them and I cannot fault the entire process with them. I know there’s a mixed bag about working for a private prison but I definitely wasn’t put off.

I originally wanted to work at Feltham as a youth justice worker but the reports for Feltham are really bad from their most recent inspections so female prison was my next choice.

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Post by Dartsrob2 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:42 am

I would definitely go public before private. The benefits of the civil service alone is enough. Though it’s always good people get the option and other opinions

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Post by Charlotteisace » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:14 am

I’ve found the benefits of the private service fantastic too. It’s definitely horses for courses. I tried to do some digging as to why private was considered a no no and no one really was able to explain to me. All of the info I found was really out dated too. I think for me it was purely based on the prison I wanted to apply for

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Post by Dartsrob2 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:00 pm

Depends how long you want to do the job for I guess. The holiday allowance in the public sector seems great and the pension for these times is fantastic. Public or private a prison officer is a prison officer. I’m glad it’s going well for you.

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Post by Charlotteisace » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:22 pm

Yes I am so with you on that. The holiday allowance is definitely one of the downfalls and civil service pension is also very very good. It’s definitely worth weighing up. I am super excited to start!

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Post by Dartsrob2 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:44 pm

You and me both. Next Monday is my start date. Good luck for when you get started. Be nice having a job with different challenges.

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Post by Charlotteisace » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:50 pm

Best of luck to you too!!

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Post by Beccikc86 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:23 pm

Hey

Yeh I have a few friends that work at bronzefield, I didn’t pass the interview tho back in December 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Post by Dartsrob2 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:01 pm

Just think when you get your start Becci you will be on better terms than your friends!

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