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Re: Start dates

Post by JCOX4 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:44 am

Not that I have heard.
ARC 26/11/19
Offer/vetting started 17/12
A&C decision 24/12
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 22/08

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Re: Start dates

Post by As89 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:24 pm

Hope that people start getting start days very soon like would help me loads just been made redundant and dunno wether to carry on in hope it happens soon are just start looking elsewhere

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Re: Start dates

Post by londonlad81 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:41 pm

Marc1977 wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:21 pm
I Applied for OSG position in January and got the call yesterday and starting date 10th of august, prison officers might be longer wait
I was offered an OSG job last year but decided against it last minute, due to the travel and salary. Priority recruitment were quite flexible with start dates because the training for OSG isn’t like Poelt, it was a two week course that was residential but a lot of it can be done in-house I would assume...
Poelt is different because they can’t offer start dates until training courses start up again.

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Re: Start dates

Post by londonlad81 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:43 pm

JCOX4 wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:29 pm
Had a txt through today asking me to retake fitness test. Rang recruitment and they are getting everyone to redo fitness tests as they are expecting start dates through imminently and they want everyone's fitness test up to date.
Hopefully this is kind of a good sign, even if annoying, mine doesn't expire until November anyway but still have to redo it now.
J
Seems daft that, doing a fitness test even though your still in date?!! Why do you have to do it? More time wasting it seems...!

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Re: Start dates

Post by Bearguy » Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:33 am

Worried about people sat around the house during furlough, no gyms open, no motivation = weight gain

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Re: Start dates

Post by JCOX4 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:42 am

Yeh it is really annoying.. I have got it booked for 27th July but may cancel it as its a 90 mile journey each way! I might just wait for something closer to home.
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ARC 26/11/19
Offer/vetting started 17/12
A&C decision 24/12
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 22/08

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Re: Start dates

Post by Taff86 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:20 pm

Ohhh think of the mileage you could claim :slbg:

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Re: Start dates

Post by londonlad81 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:02 pm

JCOX4 wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:42 am
Yeh it is really annoying.. I have got it booked for 27th July but may cancel it as its a 90 mile journey each way! I might just wait for something closer to home.
J
Just thought, I’d you did your last fitness test in November, depending on start date ,it will help you stay in date for fitness tests. So probably does makes sense for people who are coming up to a year to get the fitness done.

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Post by X3197 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:28 pm

Gyms open the end of this week and the government wants civil servants back in the office by August. Can't really see the excuse for not training prison staff after that, unless I'm missing something

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Re: Start dates

Post by Bearguy » Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:22 am

Non residential training should have been continued throughout this pandemic, MOJ pulled the shutters down on everything and went into panic mode.

They cancelled all the training but still wanted new recruits to do OSG duties, not logical in my opinion ?!

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Re: Start dates

Post by X3197 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:50 pm

Yeah it makes 0 sense, must also be pretty bad for the prison that offered the job as surely they are running without sufficient staff

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Re: Start dates

Post by Craig79 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:01 pm

Evening All ,

Finally got round the whole log in problem -- Couldn't find an intro section so aploigies if its in the wrong place .
Last message I received was this- " We shall be in contact with you shortly to let you know the next stage of the recruitment process." - from what I'm reading here, am I just waiting for THE call now , and as it just a waiting game again - SSCL have only sent me " Well done for waiting " texts :sloo:

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Re: Start dates

Post by Liver05 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:48 am

Hi all, I am a poelt that started 27th April but have been doing both osg duties and also shadowing on the wings. I have finally got a training start date of 7th Sept at Lindholme.
I feel these 3 months have been a fantastic eye opener in that it has given me a chance to see and do some parts of the job.
Really looking forward to getting stuck in to the training and going live november

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Re: Start dates

Post by londonlad81 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:21 pm

Sounds like it Craig, congratulations!how long were you in vetting?

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Re: Start dates

Post by Craig79 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:27 pm

Did ARC in March mate , and vetting was probably around 3 weeks , my status changed around 2 weeks ago , but still no call , after speaking to sscl today they said a Manager will call me to tell me my start date , but cant give a definite answer as to when due to them not knowing what's going on with Training Centers. I really want this job , but with Rent and bills etc, its hard to just sit and wait without looking elsewhere.
I did see they updated their " Corona Virus Update " on the GOV UK site though , so who knows...... How you getting on pal

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