Does Everyone Leave This Site After Recruitment?

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Re: Does Everyone Leave This Site After Recruitment?

Post by Bearguy » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:05 pm

Well said Gaboo, everyone wants to go home on a night safe and sound, only going to happen if there is a good team around you

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Re: Does Everyone Leave This Site After Recruitment?

Post by MunchyCarrot » Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:54 am

I am doing the Apprenticeship as an early adopter and I found I was coming across too much negativity regarding the job and seeing comments that make you doubt yourself in making the right choice. For me, it was spoiling the excitement of starting the job and I stopped reading all forums and Facebook posts.

I’m 5 weeks in now, just finished my first week at Newbold Revel and so far it's been amazing (had 4 weeks in my establishment)

I just wish I’d started this years ago so for anyone going through the application process now, don’t let anything you read put you off or give you doubts.
I’m only 5 weeks in but I’m learning every day and asking loads of questions. The support at my jail is fantastic. Only three of us started together, one is POELT and two of us are on the Apprenticeship.
I believe they’re not offering any more POELTs now and it’s all apprenticeship from here, moving forwards.

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Re: Does Everyone Leave This Site After Recruitment?

Post by Bearguy » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:21 am

I’m on the POELT from 6th April, just snuck in before the apprenticeship scheme is rolled out 100%.

It’s fantastic to hear your enthusiasm and this should be reassuring to potential new recruits. There never seems to be any positive aspects of the job portrayed in the media.

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