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New rad process 30 days ( thames valley area)

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New rad process 30 days ( thames valley area)

Post by laticsash92 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:27 pm

So as you all know i work in a cat a prison in the thames valley area, in our area we have 6 prisons from bedford to grendon to woodhill etc etc.

Our area the thames valley area is trialling a new rad process which aims to get people from app to conditional offer in 30 days along with getting rid of the role plays. I have now applied this way.

This is our new process:

By applying to HMP Thames Valley, you’ll be automatically entered into a Specialist Recruitment scheme that aims to make the assessment process faster and less bureaucratic.


The scheme aims to recruit candidates in a 30-day timeframe, from application to the issuing of a conditional contract. The process will consist of:


A written application – please complete this is seven days to help keep the process streamlined. It’s also really important you provide us with your preferences for which prison you’d like to work in.
An online test – once your application has been approved, you’ll be given access to 15 questions with multiple choice answers testing four key skills.
Recruitment Assessment Day (RAD) – if you pass the tests, you’ll be invited to an assessment day. This will consist of a computer based test, a group scenario test, fitness test (include health check and vetting. (Don’t worry, the tests are not too onerous and we don’t require you to be an athlete.) They will be held onsite in HMP Grendon / Springhill, Grendon Underwood, Aylesbury HP18 0TL and we’ll give you guidance on what to expect of the day in advance.

There are six prisons in our cluster, any of which you could work in as part of this campaign. However, where we can, we’ll take your preferences into account- so it’s important you provide these suing your application.

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Re: New rad process 30 days ( thames valley area)

Post by SWM5436 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:56 pm

I spoke to my establishment this morning as a courtesy to let them know where I am in the process 3 months down the line and he told me about this, the cluster is part of a fast track to get people in to the establishments quicker but again the thing holding it up is Vetting.

I applied and had a conditional offer within 14 days but been stuck in Vetting ever since.
Fam visit then POST - 21 June
RAD - 12 July
RAD result - 14 July
Conditional offer - 17 July
Vetting - 18 July
OH Assist - 28 Sept/9 Nov
Waiting the call - 11 Nov :slyay:
The Call 15 Nov - Start date TBC

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Post by laticsash92 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:08 pm

Benefit of already working for the prison service and for that establishment, wont need to be re vetted :slraz: :slcl:

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Post by SWM5436 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:18 pm

That's good news but are you garaunteed to get your preference or will you be placed where needed?
Fam visit then POST - 21 June
RAD - 12 July
RAD result - 14 July
Conditional offer - 17 July
Vetting - 18 July
OH Assist - 28 Sept/9 Nov
Waiting the call - 11 Nov :slyay:
The Call 15 Nov - Start date TBC

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Post by laticsash92 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:22 pm

Placed where needed but we are short staffed and im more than 99 percent sure because i already work for said prison that i would get the same, if i dont id just say no and stay as an osg. Plus because everyone else will be going through vetting ill be able to skip all that so shoul din theory get said prison

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Post by SWM5436 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:29 pm

Good luck, hope you get where you want
Fam visit then POST - 21 June
RAD - 12 July
RAD result - 14 July
Conditional offer - 17 July
Vetting - 18 July
OH Assist - 28 Sept/9 Nov
Waiting the call - 11 Nov :slyay:
The Call 15 Nov - Start date TBC

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Post by K123 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:19 pm

So no maths test online anymore or the scenario vides? Sounds good, what questions does it ask? Good luck and hope you get your choice
22nd April - RAD
28th April - RAD results passed/OH Assist Returned
12th May - Merit Listed
1st August - Conditional Offer/Submitted Vetting

24th November - Got the call :slyay:
8th January - Start Date

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Post by Louishone » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:50 pm

I feel the rad to conditional offer etc process seems to be fine it's the vetting that lets the moj down, I don't personally think that the process should be watered down but only my personal opinion.

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Re: New rad process 30 days ( thames valley area)

Post by Inazina » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:22 am

I applied for an Outer London prison, I passed POST, I'll have my familiarisation visit in a couple of weeks and probably RAD soon after. I would be interested in one of the prisons in the cluster as well and if the whole process is faster, this option is very tempting. I wonder if I can apply for the Thames Valley cluster as well and then just choose whichever comes with an offer first?
Applied 3/10/17
POST 5/10/2017
Familiarisation visit 1/11/2017
RAD 16/11/17
Rad passed & OH Assist 17/11/17
Conditional offer & Vetting started 20/11/17

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Post by SWM5436 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:26 am

K123 wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:19 pm
So no maths test online anymore or the scenario vides? Sounds good, what questions does it ask? Good luck and hope you get your choice
You will still have to complete the POST prior to going on RAD.
Fam visit then POST - 21 June
RAD - 12 July
RAD result - 14 July
Conditional offer - 17 July
Vetting - 18 July
OH Assist - 28 Sept/9 Nov
Waiting the call - 11 Nov :slyay:
The Call 15 Nov - Start date TBC

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Post by laticsash92 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:11 pm

Booked for the 1st november, all held at grendon for it.
Should be alright

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Post by SWM5436 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:14 pm

Good luck
Fam visit then POST - 21 June
RAD - 12 July
RAD result - 14 July
Conditional offer - 17 July
Vetting - 18 July
OH Assist - 28 Sept/9 Nov
Waiting the call - 11 Nov :slyay:
The Call 15 Nov - Start date TBC

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Re: New rad process 30 days ( thames valley area)

Post by TheCat » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:34 pm

Love the way you say "said prison" when it's bloody obvious which prison you work for.

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Re: New rad process 30 days ( thames valley area)

Post by Button12 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:25 pm

I’ve applied to one of the prisons in this area. Had my RAD results three weeks now but am yet to receive any further information as to whether I’m on a merit list/conditional offer. Not to sure how quick this newer process is.
POST - August 2017
Familisation Visit - September 2017
RAD - October 2017
RAD Results - October 2017
Conditional Offer - October 2017
Vetting Started - November 2017
Got “The Call” - November 2017 :slyay:

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Post by SWM5436 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:29 pm

The new process went live on 16th of October so if you applied before then you will not be on it.
Fam visit then POST - 21 June
RAD - 12 July
RAD result - 14 July
Conditional offer - 17 July
Vetting - 18 July
OH Assist - 28 Sept/9 Nov
Waiting the call - 11 Nov :slyay:
The Call 15 Nov - Start date TBC

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