Application - a few questions

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markcoupeuk

Application - a few questions

Post by markcoupeuk » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:57 pm

I notice that a number of London prisons are currently recruiting and I just had a few questions.
I am 33 and looking for a career change, will most recruits be younger than me or is 33 a fairly average age to apply?
I have a few CCJ's and have had a bad few years financially, im not bankrupt though. I failed financial vetting for the police force a couple of years ago, will I have to go through anything similar for the prison service?
My plan is to relocate to London (i currently live in stoke) but the first year or so I would probably rent a room in somewhere like Luton or Hatfield and travel in rather than pay high rents in London. Is this possible, or do you have to be based closer to the prison you work at?
Thanks for the help in advance!