POELT attendee's starting 31st July 2017

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POELT attendee's starting 31st July 2017

Post by Lagertha » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:04 am

I know there are quite a few of us embarking on this exciting journey which will end (hopefully) in all of us becoming qualified Prison Officers! :slyay: :slcl: thought it'd be good to have a thread to discuss experiences on the run up and throughout the course. It'll give others at the beginning of the process a reference point aside the facts in the knowledge base as well as keeping us together in one thread for POELT orientated discussion for our date 😁
So the beginning of my journey was when I got the call on Friday 7th July. I nervously handed in my notice to the workplace I've been with for two weeks (most of you know I took a job between closing my business and what I expected to be months and months of waiting - I just got lucky I think). I have already made all arrangements for the husband and children whilst I'll be absent - I'll be residential as Sunningdale Park is 2.5 hrs from me by car. I am now able to focus on the 'run up'. Can't wait!!!!! :slyay:
Applied 16/04/2017, passed RAD 16/05, submitted vetting 18/05, got the call 07/07, Contract received and role accepted 18/07, familiarisation visit 19/07, induction week 24/07, POELT Sunningdale 31/07, Newbold 31/07 night, thanks 'ss' :slcoo:

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Post by Karen47 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:16 am

Great Idea! Myself & I'm sure many others will be following this thread with great interest. I'm on Merit list currently & reading the Vetting blues thread has given me so much info for the (hopefully) upcoming vetting. So I'm confident this thread will help many of us just at the starting Block stage. :slbg:
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Re: POELT attendee's starting 31st July 2017

Post by hmmmreally » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:43 am

So there must be 2 different poets running on the 31st mines at new bold starting the same date.

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Post by Lagertha » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:46 am

Thank you Karen, that's the aim 😁

Yes hmmmreally, there are multiple threads allocated to separate Poelt course locations for the same date, this will bring us all together since there are quite a few of us 👍👍
Applied 16/04/2017, passed RAD 16/05, submitted vetting 18/05, got the call 07/07, Contract received and role accepted 18/07, familiarisation visit 19/07, induction week 24/07, POELT Sunningdale 31/07, Newbold 31/07 night, thanks 'ss' :slcoo:

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Post by Rocky1967 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:33 am

hmmmreally wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:43 am
So there must be 2 different poets running on the 31st mines at new bold starting the same date.
The Real Mrs Mac is not starting at Newbolt . other location - unfortunately we don't get to meet. I don't know if there's 2 Poelts running at Newbolt at the same time ? It's possible since its a big compound

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Post by SHW » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:37 am

hmmmreally wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:43 am
So there must be 2 different poets running on the 31st mines at new bold starting the same date.
Mine POELT is at Durham on the 31st July

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Post by Rocky1967 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:46 am

Since the big recruitment there has been many new Poelt centres that had opened up , so one finished the other one starts , I would think. I had been given few choices but with 30 days notice Newbolt on 31/7 was my best choice . But I would assume that there is only one Poelt running at one centre at a time.

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Post by timeforchange » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:54 am

I'll be at Newbold 31st July :slbg:

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Post by Rocky1967 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:30 pm

:slcup:

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Post by bolababu » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:30 pm

Great idea @TheRealMrsMac! I got so much help and support from these forums. Time to give back. See you at Sunningdale Park on 31/07. :slbg:

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Post by Andy888 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:17 pm

Probably a number of locations starting the same date, 31st?. As for Newbold, there is at least 2 different courses running at the same time. This I know as I was due to start there late June originally, maybe there is even a third course running at a different stage to, maybe nearing the end of the 10 weeks?.

Would be interesting to see if those of us at Newbold might bump into those members that were starting last month unless different courses don't really get the chance to mix much?.

But I'd be interested in hearing how the accommodation differs from POELT location to POELT location, even those who get out up in local hotels etc like Kirkham?.

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Post by Andrewtoyota » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:17 pm

My poelt starts on the 31st but mine is at hmp durham, and they are putting me up in a hotel

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Post by mbot » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:34 pm

Hello folks, I hope you don't mind me jumping in, as I will be/should be starting my poelt 31st july at Kirkham, I say should be as I'm still waiting for my contract & all the other paper work to be sent to me via e-mail/snail mail, my work colleges are planning a good riddance meal/lots of beer for me this weekend, should be fun :slcu: this is almost as bad a wait as vetting :slsh2: but hay ho at least all is almost done :slcl:

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Post by Lagertha » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:46 pm

Congrats on joining the 31st July club mbot!! 😁 looking forward to hearing your stories! I've emailed my establishment about my contract and other bits and bob's before I turn up for induction week there then onto Sunningdale for POELT after that 😁😁
Applied 16/04/2017, passed RAD 16/05, submitted vetting 18/05, got the call 07/07, Contract received and role accepted 18/07, familiarisation visit 19/07, induction week 24/07, POELT Sunningdale 31/07, Newbold 31/07 night, thanks 'ss' :slcoo:

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Post by Milo the destroyer » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:02 pm

Poelt at Durham for me

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