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That is terrible
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The reason for it was “due to change the opening hours of the centre”, yet they’ve booked me a month later for the same hour as I was supposed to attend today, f#ck logic I guess 😂
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Poor excuse by them
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The joke still going - got another email saying that they are now fully booked for 4th so they have to cancel me further with no new date given - they are absolutely ridiculous!
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This is just madness, are you still in vetting? X
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I am unfortunately x😩
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At least that won’t hold it back I’ve been told that you can still pass vetting while at fitness outstanding x
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Well An update from me
Woke up to a “we are sorry you have decided to withdraw your application” email yesterday morning.

This is absolutely like Benny Hill, it’s bloody embarrassing, not only have I been failed (when I didn’t) they told me to re-book within 8 weeks and now somehow magically my application was withdrawn? I haven’t even had the opportunity to claim back my £14 parking charge for the fitness test.

This has all happened between 17th March and 7th April lmaooooo I have to laugh or else I’d cry....
I’m just so grateful my life is no dependent on HMPPS, but clearly this is a circus.
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Call them up hun I’ve heard a few stuff like this, see what they say? X
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Heyyy
Every time I get an email I make contact with SSCL, the fact no one person manages your recruitment process from start to finish is what is causing these issues. I dread to think the number of very experienced people who have sacked this off because the recruitment process is awful.
I’ve all but given up, I’m not sure I even want to do the job now. I’ll send one last email today. And that’s the end for me. Maybe it’s not meant to be.
Good luck tho....x
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Yeah I’ve just heard from another person they applied January last year and still waiting on them to arrange a fitness test! X
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Jesus there really are some horror stories within the application process. Feel sorry for those people! Im just over 2 weeks into vetting and had no updates as of yet, still the same message when i log in. Im hoping no news is good news so far haha!
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And people wonder why the service is in a mess?
I’ve just spoken to someone who informed me They’ll re-instate my application (that I didn’t withdraw) if I re-do the fitness test (that Ive already passed) yet they still cannot tell me what section I failed. So even if I agreed to resit? What part of the test should I be focussing on? Because I still don’t know and no one has informed me. lol
I’ve basically given up lol.
In hindsight feel like I should have re-done the test yesterday and proved myself, but I passed first time....uurggghhhh I can’t be arsed anymore....
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Keep going hun, id still keep pushing, or further to that also put a complaint in to how there have treated you through it all! Xx
Applied 8/01/21
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Passed arc 08/02/21
Placed on merit 19/02/21
Offer 25/02/21
Vetting started 26/02/21
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Pollypocket, I absolutely feel for you girl!
After they cancelled mine, they have offered me to reschedule for 4th, I came back to them to confirm within 15 minutes and a day later I got reply they can’t do 4th anymore as it’s fully booked!

But your story is shocking and definitely wouldn’t leave it like that, you should appeal big time.
This process all looks like a joke!

Let us know about turnover x fingers crossed they will get a grip finally