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londonlad81
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Hi Gaboo, no different jail mate, I’ve moved area since then.
I joined in 2010 then left 6 months later, never really gave it enough time, saw a security job in London then went for that. Moved from London area in 2016
In 2015 I worked in a private jail for 18 months but then quickly realised that the public sector is better for various reasons! Better pension, carry batons etc etc.
So here I am again going for third time lucky!
I think HMPS has had a tough for years but hopefully better for new staff joining now.
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Yeh the first 6 months are definitely the hardest with the shock to the system. I think majority of people consider packing it in then but just need to perservere

What's your views on private prisons having worked in one? Batons etc aside.
If not us, who? If not now, when?

Applied: 07/16
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ARC(??): 20/02/20
Results: 24/02/20
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The private jail I worked at was relatively new, prisoners had showers and telephones in their cells, they could order canteen and do their apps from their television. In that sense it made things easier for everyone.
The training wasn’t as good in the private jails ,in my opinion, I think it was much better with the public sector.
The public sector pension is better, as the government pays more into it.
The POA were not in my private jail, in fact I don’t know who the union was. You need a union in a job like this as you are open to allegations and obviously use of force can get you into trouble if not done properly.
Other than that, private jails operate under the same rules as the public sector. Promotion could be good too, some people became supervisors in one year.
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Yeah I agree completely about the poa. I was a member from day 1 in the service, and thankfully never needed them, but just knowing they were there itself was a confidence boost, especially after any spontaneous c&r complaints by prisoners.

Interesting to hear about private prisons though, although I think they definitely should have batons
If not us, who? If not now, when?

Applied: 07/16
RAD: 07/16
Results: 08/16
Conditional Offer: 10/16
POELT Started: 01/17
Left Service: 03/19

Re-applied: 01/20
ARC(??): 20/02/20
Results: 24/02/20
Conditional offer - 27/03/20
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End of the day a jails a jail and the residents are there for the same reasons they would be in a public jail, doesn't matter what business runs it the risks remain the same and staff safety needs to be a priority.
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- Delayed until further notice
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Well said JCO :slcl:
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Got my ARC this week. Dreading the written tests to be honest! And hate medicals too!
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londonlad81 wrote: Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:56 pm Got my ARC this week. Dreading the written tests to be honest! And hate medicals too!
You'll be fine don't work yourself up over it.
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Oooo POELT this month Taff... How are u feeling?
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- Delayed until further notice
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Not too bad mate, I'm more excited to get started than anything. But I know first day I'll be bricking it :sloo:
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What kind of jail are you going to?
Ive managed to wangle a familiarisation visit with mine :slyay:
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
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Category B Local/Training Prison, my induction and poelt all at the same place. Ohhh nice have you had it yet? If so how was it
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Not yet mate tomorrow. Im excited but dont want to get too excited yet incase they turn me away at the door as they technically aren't part of the process.
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- Delayed until further notice
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Haha hope you get through the gate :slhe: hope it goes well
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londonlad81 wrote: Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:56 pm Got my ARC this week. Dreading the written tests to be honest! And hate medicals too!
Nothing to worry about London lad, the worst part of the day will be dealing with your own nerves !
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