Recruitment This Year?

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Recruitment This Year?

Post by londonlad81 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:16 pm

Ok guys so I’ve been on this site on and off for a long time, in fact I went through the recruitment process and Poelt almost a decade ago.
I’ve written a post on why I left before, admittedly this was also a long time ago.
So I’ve decided to give it another go, especially talking to a work colleague who has recently left the prison Service after 20 years. Unfortunately, whilst trying to complete the new online tests, my laptop froze and I didn’t answer all the questions, resulting in failing the first tests. The recruiting people said unfortunately you now have to wait 6 months before you can re apply again! Had issues with my internet connection.
So obviously the Prison service has been heavily recruiting over the last two years or so, do you all think that recruiting will continue or slow down? Will vacancies still exist?
Almost 39, getting older now so want to be in a position where I have enough time to make a career of it.

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Re: Recruitment This Year?

Post by Paddy » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:46 am

I'm sure I've read similar before and it was suggested to register with a different email if you didn't want to wait the full 6 months.
Applied 30/09/19
Online Tests 30/09/19
Results 01/10/19
Arc Manchester 21/11/19
Extra I.D. taken to be verified 12/12/19
Conditional Offer 15/01/20
Vetting Began 16/01/20
Vetting Passed 27/01/20
Start date 30/03/20

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Re: Recruitment This Year?

Post by Bearguy » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:19 pm

I think there will always be a conveyor belt of vacancies throughout the year mate.

If you are in the prison/emergency services, a hairdresser, a kebab shop owner or a funeral director....there will always be a need for you !!

Don’t fancy taking up hairdressing like :slre:

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Re: Recruitment This Year?

Post by Bearguy » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:04 pm

Any fellow north east residents on here ??

Is it just me or is there an unfair bias towards training centre locations as there seems to be nothing even remotely close to where I am !

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Re: Recruitment This Year?

Post by Paddy » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:05 pm

North west for me. All training seems to be further south at the moment tho
Applied 30/09/19
Online Tests 30/09/19
Results 01/10/19
Arc Manchester 21/11/19
Extra I.D. taken to be verified 12/12/19
Conditional Offer 15/01/20
Vetting Began 16/01/20
Vetting Passed 27/01/20
Start date 30/03/20

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Re: Recruitment This Year?

Post by JCOX4 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:36 am

South East here :slcoo:
ARC 26/11/19
Offer/vetting started 17/12
A&C decision 24/12
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 22/08

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Re: Recruitment This Year?

Post by Bearguy » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:31 am

Previously I was assigned to start training at Lilleshall, however due to childcare issues had to postpone, yesterday, only place that had any training was Newbold Revel, both over 3 hours away from myself :slaN:

So now I have to contact someone at my establishment to see what they can do to help :slwott:

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Re: Recruitment This Year?

Post by Paddy » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:03 am

Hope you get somewhere Bear
Applied 30/09/19
Online Tests 30/09/19
Results 01/10/19
Arc Manchester 21/11/19
Extra I.D. taken to be verified 12/12/19
Conditional Offer 15/01/20
Vetting Began 16/01/20
Vetting Passed 27/01/20
Start date 30/03/20

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Re: Recruitment This Year?

Post by Bearguy » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:09 pm

Time will tell, not holding out much hope like !

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