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Merit based

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Hello everyone just registered with the forum, I past my VARC approximately 2 wks ago, I've read a few posts on here and others on official sites but just wondered if anyone could give me a rough timeline for waiting I've applied for a northern prison, so is it a case of having to wait until a existing officer to retire/leave. Any information highly appreciated thanks.

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Someone has got an offer 1 week on the merit list some people have waited 11 months. Try not to put any dates on it because it will drive you insane

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Depends how north you are talking here, I applied for the north west and received an offer 3 weeks from ARC completion, albeit was a cluster campaign.

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Hi, I applied and waited 3 weeks and that was for multiple prisons around the north east. Hope this helps

SpikeM2

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Thanks wow 11 months, 3weeks and 2 weeks that's a variety guess I am just going to try and not get to obsessed with checking my email every 2 seconds and let it play out. If an when I get a offer an pass my fitness and medical how soon do you start from that point.

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What kind of scores did you all get? I’m worried that mine will put me at the back of the que. Even though I did pass

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SpikeM2 wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:53 am Thanks wow 11 months, 3weeks and 2 weeks that's a variety guess I am just going to try and not get to obsessed with checking my email every 2 seconds and let it play out. If an when I get a offer an pass my fitness and medical how soon do you start from that point.
Again that depends, vetting can take up to 12 weeks, for some it’s only about 4, then if will depend when they start you on your training course, it’s all just about waiting and being patient unfortunately

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Well all the information is appreciated, Guess am waiting to hear from them fingers crossed 🤞 I managed to speak with someone who is in the job who gave me some information too...so it's a waiting game....

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Hi guys,

I was a very active member of the forum whilst not registered... I mean, yeah, I literally scrolled through a lot of topics and posts whilst preparing for my virtual ARC. What I want to say first of all - you lot are very helpful! :slbg: Took a lot of stress off my shoulders.
Anyway, I have managed to pass all a week ago with the result just a little above 72% and been placed on the merit list... from what I have read here this is where the waiting game starts, so I am not going to ask how long will it take to get the offer :slbu: !
However, I was wondering if after they e-mailed you with the results, you shall come back to them with some kind of reply? I mean, I feel a bit rude leaving my successful e-mail without any answer and I've started to stress that maybe if I won't reply, they will cancel me? Not quite sure how this is supposed to work, like getting this job is literally on the top of my dream and I truly don't want to be rejected because of 'admin' side of it all!
Shall I just sit and wait or... :slsh2:

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Hi, I did my virtual arc and they didn’t tel me a score but did email saying you’ve been successful. If you don’t reply to that successful email in 24 hours they cancel your application (kidding! 🤣) you’ll be fine mate I didn’t reply and all was ok. I then was invited to book a fitness test around 3 weeks later in Leeds which is Around an hour and half from where I live so not to bad. A few days after booking the fitness test they also send me my vetting documents to fill in online and I did those the same day, since then I’ve done a occupational health form and due to a leg injury years ago I’ve got a telephone appointment to make sure all is ok. The process for me has been pretty stressful due to really wanting the job but in their part they’ve been very informative and it’s been a smooth process! Good luck for the future I’m sure you’ll come off the merit list soon

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Hahaha, yep, that would answer my questions then🤣 thanks looks like just being silly 🤷🏼‍♀️
Well, fingers crossed, I will surely post if I will hear anything!

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Yeah definitely a waiting game a very stressful one constantly checking my emails 😂😂🤞for you to mate hope you hear soon.

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I can’t stop checking this as well as portal 😂 what a pain.
I am normally very chilled girl but since this vARC results any email notification makes me jump like hell, on a good note I started to unsubscribe all the junk coming to stop my mini heart attacks 😬
we will be all good and soon I hope!

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I feel your pain, I remember checking my phone every 30 seconds for god knows how long 🤣

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Well at least everyone has said it can take a little while so we are not alone in the constant checking emails 😜 and at least your getting to organise your emails, now that's turning a negative into a positive 😁😁👍. 🤞🤞🤞🤞