Prison Officer Application - Timeline

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Prison Officer Application - Timeline

Post by pirelli » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:19 pm

hello,

I have just finished my application and both online tests.
how long does it roughly take to hear back with an accept or decline?
how long after that does it take for you to get an ARC appointment?

As I understand, once you have finished the ARC, you will be placed on a merit list, and then it's a waiting game from there.
This was one of the only topics I hadn't seen a recent thread about so I thought it would be useful for others too.

Thank you.

J129

Re: Prison Officer Application - Timeline

Post by J129 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:46 pm

pirelli wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:19 pm
hello,

I have just finished my application and both online tests.
how long does it roughly take to hear back with an accept or decline?
how long after that does it take for you to get an ARC appointment?

As I understand, once you have finished the ARC, you will be placed on a merit list, and then it's a waiting game from there.
This was one of the only topics I hadn't seen a recent thread about so I thought it would be useful for others too.

Thank you.
Hi, I did my arc before the covid situation, it took me about 2 months from doing the games to attending my ARC , took me 2 attempts to do the fitness test so I wasn't placed on the merit list til mid July, I was then made an offer mid September and still going through pre employment checks, hope that helps a bit?

J129

Re: Prison Officer Application - Timeline

Post by J129 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:48 pm

Also I did my game based assesments last Christmas and first attending my arc in February ^^^

pirelli

Re: Prison Officer Application - Timeline

Post by pirelli » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:52 pm

J129 wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:48 pm
Also I did my game based assesments last Christmas and first attending my arc in February ^^^
Cheers for the reply, really helpful to get an understanding of things.
after you had finished the application and done the online tests were you contacted about doing the arc?

J129

Re: Prison Officer Application - Timeline

Post by J129 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:08 pm

pirelli wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:52 pm
J129 wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:48 pm
Also I did my game based assesments last Christmas and first attending my arc in February ^^^
Cheers for the reply, really helpful to get an understanding of things.
after you had finished the application and done the online tests were you contacted about doing the arc?
Hi, so once I finished the online games I had the message of "we will be in touch shortly for the next stage of the application " ( or something along those lines) and a few weeks after I had an email saying to log on and book a time and date :) they usually send the email and the dates are for a few weeks time so you have time to prepare etc

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Re: Prison Officer Application - Timeline

Post by Cptkimura » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:48 pm

I completed my online tests on the 2nd October. I'm still waiting for an ARC date. With this second lockdown and then Xmas not long after, I'm not holding my breath for it being this year :(

J129

Re: Prison Officer Application - Timeline

Post by J129 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:59 pm

Cptkimura wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:48 pm
I completed my online tests on the 2nd October. I'm still waiting for an ARC date. With this second lockdown and then Xmas not long after, I'm not holding my breath for it being this year :(
I hope you hear something soon, all the best mate !

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Re: Prison Officer Application - Timeline

Post by JCOX4 » Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:22 am

YOU DO NOT NEED TO KEEP QUOTING THE PREVIOIS REPLY! JUST REPLY AND READ THE RULES OF THE FORUM.
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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Re: Prison Officer Application - Timeline

Post by Cptkimura » Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:48 am

Thanks J129... and likewise.

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