Why do you want to be a Prison Officer?

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KiloSugar
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Re: Why do you want to be a Prison Officer?

Post: # 136973Post KiloSugar
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:28 pm

without sounding Cliche, its something I've always wanted to do.
I'm at the age now, where I want to start my career and do something productive whilst enjoying my job at the same time.

I've been in an office job since i left school and have really struggled with the monotony of the daily grind.
I very much like to keep myself busy and active and I think im well suited to working in a prison.
Strong willed, confident and with a good ear.

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Re: Why do you want to be a Prison Officer?

Post: # 136975Post Dve
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:26 pm

Military for 26 years (red cap),always been in a disciplined enviroment,dealt with a lot of naughty squadies over the years at home and abroad,couldnt ever see myself working in a factory,I’m not ready to retire yet so HMPS here I come .
Applied - 04/12/17
Rad. - 08/12/17
Conditional Offer - 11/12/17
Vetting Started - 13/12/17
Passed Vetting - 10/01/18
Got The Call - 18/01/18
Start Poelt - 02/07/18. :slyay:

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Re: Why do you want to be a Prison Officer?

Post: # 136979Post Chill123
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:27 pm

Military for 8 years and private security for 4 years, feed up of jumping to contact to contract pluse partner is due soon
RAD - 12/09
Passed Rad 13/09
OH Assist form - 13/09
Offer - 17/09
Vetting - 23/09
OH Assist call - 11/12
Waiting the call 19/01

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Re: Why do you want to be a Prison Officer?

Post: # 136980Post Tiger2505
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:41 pm

Having completed 22 years in the Army I needed a job that gives you the same level of challenges, the unexpected, think on your feet moments. The occasional adrenaline rush.

The uniform and discipline are second nature. Can’t wait to get started.

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Re: Why do you want to be a Prison Officer?

Post: # 136988Post LauCham
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:42 pm

I've worked at a desk most of my life with a mixture of customer services, management and a stint for the probation service (admin) I've had a fair few jobs in my time all coming with different challenges and always had something missing. A lot of my family work either in the prison service, or police and I've always wanted to do it, I'm nearly 30 and feel this is the time to do what I've always felt I am meant to do.

In vetting and now it's just the patient wait to get there!
20/11/17 - Applied
11/12/17 - RAD
12/12/17 - Conditional Offer :slyay:
14/12/17 - On the Vetting train 🚂
03/01/18 - OH assist call
05/01/18 - OH assist clearance

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Re: Why do you want to be a Prison Officer?

Post: # 137012Post Bird7
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:35 pm

Studied Criminology at uni and graduated last year! Since I was a kid I’ve always wanted to be in the police but I have no experience at all, I applied for the specials years ago but didn’t pass the interview stage so just left it. I then applied for the police last January but was unsuccessful :sloo:

I seen they were recruiting for prison officers quite a lot so decided to apply. I think working with offenders will be so interesting, rewarding and challenging. Every shift will be different. I’ve worked in an office job for 2 years now and absolutely hate it! Only 5 more weeks till I hand my notice in :slyay:
RAD - 25/07
RAD results - 26/07
Merit listed - 26/07
Conditional offer/Vetting - 03/10
The Call (more like I called them) - 04/01
Start date - 02/04
POELT - 09/04

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Re: Why do you want to be a Prison Officer?

Post: # 137040Post NorfolkKarl
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:58 am

Great answers guys! Exactly what I wanted to see 👍
Applied 16/09/17
RAD passed 15/10/17
Conditional offer accepted 16/10/17

Vetting Train :slty:

Got "The Call" 27/11/17
Started at establishment 08/01/18
POELT starts 26/02/18

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