POELT: New Info

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POELT: New Info

Post by Deleted User 12971 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:08 pm

Thought I'd start this thread so anyone could post any new information regarding start dates for POELT. I was on the phone to PR yesterday where I was told that they arent sure when POELT's are starting again. He said that they were telling people 2-3 weeks but now they arent sure. London prisons have been given priority for training though so if you arent waiting to start in the london area chances are you'll be waiting longer. The POELT courses are down to 6 people per course due to covid as well.

Please if you receive any info regarding training and start dates, post it in here so everyone can get an idea of what's happening :)

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Re: POELT: New Info

Post by Craig79 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:45 pm

Yup, i got emailed the more or less the same thing in regards to the " Contacting people in the next 2-3 weeks" , and that was a few weeks back, im not expecting to start till at least next year, but fingers crossed.
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Re: POELT: New Info

Post by Deleted User 12971 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:49 pm

Hopefully not next year, its killing me this wait. Cant believe how long things are taking even taking into consideration covid.

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Re: POELT: New Info

Post by Craig79 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:58 pm

I know pal, its terrible. Me saying new year was just a wild guess, with only 6 people per 12 week course? And there are still a lot of people waiting to begin their training that have already been offered places...... its very frustrating especially when SSCL dont update us.
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Start Date - 16 NOV
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Re: POELT: New Info

Post by Gt456 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:29 pm

I wouldn't take what they say as gospel, you could phone tomorrow and be told something entirely different. I don't think there's great communication between hmp and sscl, 6 people seems ridiculous and possibly just a rumour someone heard and repeated

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Post by Clc83 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:38 pm

I rang up and was told, I would be contacted in a week or 2. Some training centres have reopened. They was contacting PEople who had been working in a OSG role first and then going in date order of vetting. I passed my vetting in June.

It’s also down to local lockdown areas aswell, so if you live in an area, that has been locked down you won’t be called just yet.

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Post by Gt456 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:54 pm

There's also the possibility that most in need sites are next after people already doing osg work. So that's 3 different things people have been told and it won't all be accurate

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Re: POELT: New Info

Post by Deleted User 12971 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:14 pm

I've only just recently passed my vetting so hopefully it doesn't take them too long to get through the backlog

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Re: POELT: New Info

Post by kingofthekippax » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:01 pm

Courses are currently shortened to 8 week. I started at my establishment in April and have a course date in October. Will have spent 6 months shadowing on the wings.
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Re: POELT: New Info

Post by Deleted User 12971 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:06 pm

kingofthekippax wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:01 pm
Courses are currently shortened to 8 week. I started at my establishment in April and have a course date in October. Will have spent 6 months shadowing on the wings.
So you've been in your establishment for 6 months already? When did they contact you to get you on the POELT course?

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Re: POELT: New Info

Post by kingofthekippax » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:16 pm

Yes Pier , 6 months in already, had an email from people hub about a month ago re course dates.
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Re: POELT: New Info

Post by Deleted User 12971 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:53 pm

I imagine that theres not much you could learn from POELT after 6 months of shadowing lol

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Re: POELT: New Info

Post by kingofthekippax » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:36 pm

Everyday is a school day ..
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Re: POELT: New Info

Post by kingofthekippax » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:38 pm

It will be strange though I suspect. Learning how HMPPS says things need to be done having seen how they are actually done.
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Re: POELT: New Info

Post by Bearguy » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:13 pm

So King, when time allows, hows about starting a thread about how your first 6 months have gone ?

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