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1st Week at Establishment (pre-poelt)

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1st Week at Establishment (pre-poelt)

Post by bluinfernouk » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:27 pm

Have just done my 1st week at my chosen establishment... and it has been an absolutely amazing week!

(Final half day tomorrow, shadowing in FNC, then off to POELT on Monday)

Have got an incredibly knowledgeable and insightful mentor and an HR team that bends over backwards to make sure we are all sorted and ready for POELT next week. Cannot fault anything or anyone in any way.

Had received our uniforms on Monday (all sorted with winter coats too), already completed all our moj and civilservice online training, have shadowed and assisted daily in every wing and on landings on all different shift patterns, including visits and new arrivals, met all the wing commanders, got our own keys and have been escorting ourselves around from place to place.

And the thing that has really stood out, has been how helpful and friendly everyone is, as they seem to appreciate they will need us, as much as we will need them ahead. In all they've made it clear they are looking forward to us returning after POELT, which has given me an even greater incentive to want to give of my very best.

On a side note, discipline at my establishment seems to be instilled from the moment a prisoner arrives. Everyone, officers and prisoners alike, refers to everyone as rank/sir/miss/gov or mr x and everyone seems to show the same respect for one another - obviously there are a few prisoners that think differently, but strangely they find themselves down in the seg unit soon enough 🙄

Yes, I know it will not all be a bed of roses once going live after POELT, but so far, I'm very happy with my decision to have joined HMPS.

Good luck to everyone else too

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Re: 1st Week at Establishment (pre-poelt)

Post by Peppa » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:32 pm

Glad you had a great week, looking forward to hearing about your training.

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Re: 1st Week at Establishment (pre-poelt)

Post by bluinfernouk » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:34 pm

Cheers Peppa, will be sure to share once I've settled in up there too :sltgn:

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Re: 1st Week at Establishment (pre-poelt)

Post by GCC1423 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:46 pm

So glad you've had a great first week.

It's refreshing to see people documentating what's happened and spreading a little positivity !!
RAD DAY - May 23rd
RESULTS - May 24th
CONDITIONAL - June 2nd
VETTING STARTS- June 13th
CTC STARTS- June 29th
CTC COMPLETE- Sept 14th
STATUS CHANGE - Sept 26th
THE CALL- Oct 4th
INDUCTION- Nov 13th
POELT- Nov 20th

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Re: 1st Week at Establishment (pre-poelt)

Post by Cydders06 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:44 am

Great post!
Lovely to hear positive feedback - can't wait to start niw!
Look forward to hearing about poelt

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Re: 1st Week at Establishment (pre-poelt)

Post by Beano » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:06 am

Great post. I start on Monday and this has made me more excited

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