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Barkingmad
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Start Date and Apprenticeship

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Hey guys, so I’ve just been given my start date at Newbold for the 3rd May as a residential. I didn’t think it was still going to be a long wait until I started but I’m grateful to finally be offered this. Btw that was the earliest start date available near me and I have applied for a West Midlands Prison.

My Application
Applied: 21st October
ARC: 27th November
ARC Passed: 27th November
Conditional Offer: 30th December
Vetting Started: 3rd January
Call: 12th February
Start Date: 3rd May

I also asked about the apprenticeship scheme, and it turns out the have cancelled that now. Covid is a factor but they also believe the POELT Diploma is safer for us, we will qualify faster, and they believe the information you get and the training is of a higher level. They are unsure whether it might be reintroduced in the future but it got cancelled 7 months ago
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Bloody hell looks like il be in the same boat as you then mate iv got my call on Tuesday and I’m west mids too so I recon il be the same
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Do you still start at your establishment 2 weeks befor the 3rd of may tho mate?
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No so I have my induction May3rd for 2 weeks and then training starts 17th I think.

Yeah seems to be a long wait now! They did over me Leyhill as it’s closer but the start date was even later
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That is a long wait I bet mine will be the same can you say what establishment your going to be at now or not?
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well done barkingmad! :slcl: everything moved pretty quick for you! (not jealous at all :wink: ) and im sure may 3rd will soon come around now that you can stop checking your emails & portal constantly haha
09/10/20 - application & online tests passed
05/12/20 - passed ARC & failed fitness
15/01/21 - passed fitness retake & on merit list
14/02/21 - offer accepted
15/02/21 - pre employment checks sent
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No don’t reveal your prison just to be safe.

Haha yeah a nice weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I currently work in a pub and I can’t stand it, so just hoping Boris doesn’t do my dirty and open the pins before then cause I don’t wanna go back
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I've just got an email through with an offer! :slyay: Sending off my pre-employment checks tomorrow! So happy :D
09/10/20 - application & online tests passed
05/12/20 - passed ARC & failed fitness
15/01/21 - passed fitness retake & on merit list
14/02/21 - offer accepted
15/02/21 - pre employment checks sent
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https://prisonjobs.blog.gov.uk/2021/02/ ... mb25TNkRD4

Someone has there wires crossed regarding the apprenticeship!
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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Weird but I literally asked the question during my phone call about if i was doing the diploma or apprenticeship and that was the exact thing he said cause I wrote it all down
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I think sscl just make it up as they go along tbh
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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I got my call on Saturday and given my start date. The email states I will be doing “ Custodial Care National Vocational Diploma programme”
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