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five years ago Benchmarking came in which said prisons could run with a lot less staff, VEDS was born and thousands of highly experienced prison officers were paid off handsomely to leave early.
This gave HMP the prisons with a lot less staff that they wanted and since then? Well since then we have RECORD NUMBERS of brand new prison officers with 0 experience whatever. Far better than the hugely experienced prison officers who were paid handsomely to leave.
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Northern Ireland Prison Service Recruitment 2017

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Northern Ireland Prison Service Recruitment 2017

Post by Smurfmaster1 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:56 pm

Just a quick post surrounding the latest recruitment campaign for NIPS, have been successful so far and recently completed my medical, just wanted to check if anyone else here has applied? Would be good to hear what stage everyone else is at.

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Re: Northern Ireland Prison Service Recruitment 2017

Post by SWM5436 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:31 pm

Congrats on getting this far, there is a NIPS part of the forum but not sure when the last post was in there. Think you are the only resident on the forums applying for NI.
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Re: Northern Ireland Prison Service Recruitment 2017

Post by another-messi » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:46 pm

Hi Smurf. I’m a current serving officer in the Northern Ireland prison service. If I can be of any help let me know.


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Post by Rosie1234 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:03 pm

Just received an email today to say I have an interview in 2 weeks time, any help would be grateful.. thanks

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Post by MAC1596 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:52 pm

Hi there, got my email on Friday to say I’ve succesfully made it to the medical and pre-employment checks for NIPS. Very excited! However I have a history of depression when I was a teenager. Fully recovered and free from treatment etc for a few years now.
Have any of you heard if it’s a big “NO!” with NIPS? As far as I’m aware they’re fairly decent when it comes to illness history and “if you’re fine you’re fine”.
Hope to see you at training!!

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