HMPPS Reserves - Temporary Reappointment as a Prison Officer

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HMPPS Reserves - Temporary Reappointment as a Prison Officer

Post by struthy » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:56 am

HMPPS Reserves - Temporary Reappointment as a Prison Officer. Has anyone actually been taken on? I applied the day I got the letter and its one delay after another and I know someone else who is having exactly the same problem!!!!!
It seems to be taking that long that they will not need us after all.

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Re: HMPPS Reserves - Temporary Reappointment as a Prison Officer

Post by Gingerbread » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:34 pm

Good question Struthy!! A friend and I also applied to return on a temporary basis to help old colleagues out. We both figured that it must be pretty tough for officers at the moment and felt that we could do our bit. So far we are 6 weeks into the process and I also wonder how many officers have managed to make a return? When I originally joined in 2016, the vetting process was quicker than this.......who knows what’s going on 🤷🏼‍♂️

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Re: HMPPS Reserves - Temporary Reappointment as a Prison Officer

Post by struthy » Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:06 pm

Hi have you an update on your applications?

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Re: HMPPS Reserves - Temporary Reappointment as a Prison Officer

Post by Gingerbread » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:41 am

Both me and my friend were informed that we failed vetting, which is quite bizarre really as I still have my CTC clearance...... but that’s the prison service.

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Re: HMPPS Reserves - Temporary Reappointment as a Prison Officer

Post by struthy » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:16 am

That happened to another member on here and me. Both of us appealed and we are now back waiting for a decision. We both asked for reasons why we failed and they just don’t bother getting back to us. Bit weird that the same thing has happened to 4 of us.

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Re: HMPPS Reserves - Temporary Reappointment as a Prison Officer

Post by Bearguy » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:23 am

Sounds like an absolute shambolic process

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Re: HMPPS Reserves - Temporary Reappointment as a Prison Officer

Post by Gingerbread » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:16 am

Yep - it is actually a fair reflection of today’s prison service. To be honest, I was just happy to do my bit and help some old colleagues out during difficult times but this is a stark reminder to me of what HMPS is like..... would be interested if anyone has actually been taken on

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Re: HMPPS Reserves - Temporary Reappointment as a Prison Officer

Post by Shadow7uk » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:50 pm

I applied on the day I go the letter, I got a call 2 weeks ago saying that I'm starting in the middle of August.

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Re: HMPPS Reserves - Temporary Reappointment as a Prison Officer

Post by gaboo » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:54 pm

i was eligible for this scheme but have since started through the regular routes.... but have got a LONG wait until i do training again which they jnsist i need. Makes no sense to me
If not us, who? If not now, when?

Applied: 07/16
RAD: 07/16
Results: 08/16
Conditional Offer: 10/16
POELT Started: 01/17
Left Service: 03/19

Re-applied: 01/20
ARC(??): 20/02/20
Results: 24/02/20
Conditional offer - 27/03/20

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Re: HMPPS Reserves - Temporary Reappointment as a Prison Officer

Post by TMH90 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:33 pm

Do you have to do workbooks and the poelt exams again too gaboo? Didn’t think you could do the same qualification twice.

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Re: HMPPS Reserves - Temporary Reappointment as a Prison Officer

Post by Taff86 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:45 pm

There are no exams now, that's what i have been told, it's more practical assesment, trainers watch/score you through out the course. I am doing workbooks though but my course is a mixture between the poelt(workbooks) and the apprentiship(more practical work ie. roleplays)
ARC 14/3/19
Conditional Offer 27/01/20
Vetting Began 28/1/20
Vetting Passed 7/2/20
POELT Date 23/3/20
Course postponed due to covid19 24/3/20
POELT Restart 29/6/20

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Re: HMPPS Reserves - Temporary Reappointment as a Prison Officer

Post by TMH90 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:00 pm

Ah right. Sounds better. The workbooks suck. Time much better spent getting hands on imo

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Re: HMPPS Reserves - Temporary Reappointment as a Prison Officer

Post by Bearguy » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:10 am

Like with any job, training can only go so far, the real stuff comes on the job and being thrust into certain scenarios.....dirty protest anyone 😂

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