Latest Info For POELTS - August 2015

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Re: Latest Info For POELTS - August 2015

Post by anewstart » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:01 pm

We've just been told that there is no difference between ecigs and normal cigarettes with regards to staff (in other words, only outside of the establishment).
Staff are not happy.

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Re: Latest Info For POELTS - August 2015

Post by SecretSquirrel » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:07 pm

anewstart wrote:We've just been told that there is no difference between ecigs and normal cigarettes with regards to staff (in other words, only outside of the establishment).
Staff are not happy.
Someone said on another post that when you do nights you are locked inside, does this mean you can't smoke at all if you're on nights? I'm giving up anyway but thought I would ask just in case! lol

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Re: Latest Info For POELTS - August 2015

Post by anewstart » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:38 am

That would be correct (although at night with so few people around im sure most staff would 'find' a safe place to have a smoke).

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Re: Latest Info For POELTS - August 2015

Post by SecretSquirrel » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:22 am

anewstart wrote:That would be correct (although at night with so few people around im sure most staff would 'find' a safe place to have a smoke).
Lol! I think life would be easier if I just gave up!

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Re: Latest Info For POELTS - August 2015

Post by 13Jumpstreet » Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:43 am

During Poelt,

if you live over 100miles, am i correct that you are allowed to stay all weekend? or do you have to leave on the Friday and return on the Sunday?

very useful advice :slbg: :slcl:

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Post by anewstart » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:29 pm

You can stay BUT they do pay your travel expenses (and you can get Time Off In Lieu for the travelling time) and its very boring at Newbold at the weekend (I did it one weekend) as very few people normally stay.

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Re: Latest Info For POELTS - August 2015

Post by 13Jumpstreet » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:55 pm

Well if travel is paid for, and means i can get some clean and fresh clothes.

it might be worth while coming back home.

thanks for the heads up :slbg:

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Re: Latest Info For POELTS - August 2015

Post by 13Jumpstreet » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:02 pm

Oh and would you be able to keep the same room?

so that i would not need to carry all my stuff i take backwards and forwards to home and back?

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Post by JJH » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:49 pm

Most, in fact all weekends you can leave your kit in your room. If something is happening over the weekend you'll be given plenty of notice. advice as always, ask, ask and ask again.... The training staff, do look after you, even the grumpy ones

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Re: Latest Info For POELTS - August 2015

Post by 13Jumpstreet » Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:30 pm

haha that is useful to know.

Also do the prison have lockers you can put your bag in?
just some days i may have to stay over the night before in a hotel, due to the fact it makes life so much easier. so i will have all my overnight stuff.
and the sad news is atm i do not drive, so i cant just chuck it in the boot of my car.

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Post by Molotov » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:16 am

Can anybody shed light onto what the food is like. Do they cater for vegans, if not can you make you're own food in the evenings?

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Re: Latest Info For POELTS - August 2015

Post by anewstart » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:40 am

Food is warm.
(that's about the best i can say. Think mass produced).
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Vegan wise I'd be surprised if it was more than salad. You have access to microwaves. Good luck.

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Re: Latest Info For POELTS - August 2015

Post by Davehorne » Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:20 am

Hi guys

I've just completed my RAD Assessment think I did a good job but won't know until I get my results 10/14 days.

I asked loads of question on de brief but tbh none where answered. Main question was where are the prison collages. I'm based in East Kent and have applied for Dover position was told rugby that is miles away from me and is residential and I'm just trying to think logistical is this gonna work as I have 3 kids and a wife who works full time any info and help would be grateful

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Re: Latest Info For POELTS - August 2015

Post by anewstart » Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:37 pm

Hi,
To be honest, wait until you get your results and are allocated a training date & training establishment before you start worrying about it.
I'd also recommend you keep on applying for any other jobs as:
- the process can take a long time
- you may not have passed
- you may not like the job once you start
- you may have applied for an establishment that doesn't need staff right now but is creating a waiting (merit) list

I'm not being negative, merely making some suggestions based on observations over the last year or so.

Good luck.

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Re: Latest Info For POELTS - August 2015

Post by Xzibit045 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:47 pm

As anewstart quite rightly said, I would wait to see if you pass the RAD first. There is a POELT center in Stanford hill prison but if you live over a certain distance you will have to stay in a hotel there mon-fri. Unfortunately that's how it works.

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