POELT Whitemoor 10/05

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POELT Whitemoor 10/05

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Hey guys!
Last week I finally got the call and was offered POELT in Lewes (a million miles away from where I live) and accepted. Last night I received an email telling me that the Lewes course has been cancelled and I’ve been put on the course at Whitemoor (slightly closer but still not great) to start only a week later. This means I get a week off in between my 2 week induction at my prison and starting POELT! Is anybody else heading to Whitemoor on 10/05/21?
27/10- Applied
29/11- Arc
23/12- Resubmitted documentation/placed on Merit list
20/01- Conditional offer/vetting began
22/02- Vetting completed
04/03- The call
19/04- Start date

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Re: POELT Whitemoor 10/05

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Hi! I was also offered Lewes and now I've been offered Whitemoor too. I wonder if we're from the same prison or something.

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Re: POELT Whitemoor 10/05

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Hey! I was beginning to think I was the only one 😂
I’m desperately trying to get in touch with SSCL because they were so vague with the arrangements about accommodation. Are you residential as well? The prison I’ll be working at is in the Midlands.
27/10- Applied
29/11- Arc
23/12- Resubmitted documentation/placed on Merit list
20/01- Conditional offer/vetting began
22/02- Vetting completed
04/03- The call
19/04- Start date

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Re: POELT Whitemoor 10/05

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Yes I'm residential too and I'm going to be at birmingham.

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Re: POELT Whitemoor 10/05

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Oh wow I’m Birmingham too!
Have you been confirmed residential? I got an email on Monday night telling me Lewes was cancelled and I’m going to Whitemoor instead. It was a super badly worded email and at the end it said “accommodation will need to be provided by the establishment for you to attend this course”. I’ve been calling and emailing since Monday night to try and find out what that means! So far I’ve had no response so I’m getting stressed out thinking I haven’t got a room confirmed yet 😒
27/10- Applied
29/11- Arc
23/12- Resubmitted documentation/placed on Merit list
20/01- Conditional offer/vetting began
22/02- Vetting completed
04/03- The call
19/04- Start date

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Re: POELT Whitemoor 10/05

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The prison is CC'd into it, it's telling them they need to book the accommodation

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Re: POELT Whitemoor 10/05

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Ah I see, I guess that makes sense 😌
27/10- Applied
29/11- Arc
23/12- Resubmitted documentation/placed on Merit list
20/01- Conditional offer/vetting began
22/02- Vetting completed
04/03- The call
19/04- Start date

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Re: POELT Whitemoor 10/05

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Do you know what we're supposed to wear on our first day and if we have to bring anything? And do you know where we're supposed to park and stuff like that? I haven't been able to get answers from anyone.

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Re: POELT Whitemoor 10/05

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On your first day you are expected to wear fancy dress, no particular theme, I’ve got my caveman outfit ready for when I start

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Re: POELT Whitemoor 10/05

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They say to wear as close to the uniform you can, black trousers, black shoes, white shirt, tie. But most just turn up smart

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Re: POELT Whitemoor 10/05

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Yeah I just have black trousers, black boots & a white shirt. Still a bit worried that I haven’t received a uniform order form? I filled one out at my ARC but everyone on here keeps talking about being sent one via email after their start date call 🙄

I don’t drive so I’m walking to/from the prison thankfully, but as for what I’m bringing I think it’s just ID and the 3x passport photos?
27/10- Applied
29/11- Arc
23/12- Resubmitted documentation/placed on Merit list
20/01- Conditional offer/vetting began
22/02- Vetting completed
04/03- The call
19/04- Start date

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Yea, they said bring passport photos, but when I got there they had a security clerk take a picture for my ID instead of them lol

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Ffs Taff I paid £7 for the privilege 😂
27/10- Applied
29/11- Arc
23/12- Resubmitted documentation/placed on Merit list
20/01- Conditional offer/vetting began
22/02- Vetting completed
04/03- The call
19/04- Start date

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Re: POELT Whitemoor 10/05

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I had an email from my prison that was different from my
Phone call. The call said white shirt, black trousers and boots and a 9:00start but the email I received from the prison said this doesn’t need to be case as long as it’s smart and women no high heels with a 8:15 start

My establishment will take my ID photo so don’t need to bring passport ones but on my first day I need to bring photo ID and birth certificate for HR

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Re: POELT Whitemoor 10/05

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I know I did the same thing haha mug shot