I am applying to be a prisoner escort officer

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spence
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by spence » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:54 pm
I am applying to be a prisoner escort officer, but I have been in a iva now since Oct 2016, and just wondering if many people have this kind if thing and pass vetting.
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by Foggy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:03 pm
Most pass vetting for public service roles and police positions ( though forces vary). However, many prison service roles, these days, are contracted out to private companies, so much will depend upn the specific criteria of the relevant firm fullfilling the role of service provider in this instance. Maybe an anonymous call to their HR department could give you the answer.
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by spence » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:12 pm
Hi thanks k you for the reply.

It is a private contractor that has taken over the contract and they have been going for a number of years. So basically I should pass vetting as long as I've been honest and it's down to each company? I have been offered a job with them, where I have handed my notice in at my current place of work, as they want me to start next month, but juat Co fused on vetting if I fail I'm them Job less.
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by cbdawg » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:57 pm
I posted a query a while ago regarding vetting as I am so worried about it. I applied in February, they came back with additional questions and since then I am just told it is being processed and there is no additional info required. The responses I got were fairly positive and I did google it and most people pass, please keep us updated. When mine finally happens I'll update also.
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by spence » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:00 pm
How long have you been waiting? And yeah it's just a nerve wracking time. As like I said I've been offered the job, handed my notice in etc. What follow up questions did they ask you
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by cbdawg » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:17 pm
I submitted it mid feb, they came back mid march with questions which i responded with the same day, so since then. I am in my new job on basic security, but I do need enhanced security.

They wanted details of why and how I got into debt, they weren't too indepth, i think they just needed more information and to know I wasn't hiding anything.

I am looking at it in the way that there are so many jobs out there requiring this level and not everyone can have a top notch credit rating, so fingers crossed.
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by spence » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:20 pm
Ah that's good then, least you've started are on basic just hope that I either pass one way or the other lol. What job is it you do? And I need enhanced also, I have not got massive debt it's the fact it's more creditors which is why I went into a iva.
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by cbdawg » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:37 pm
I work in estates for an area that requires enhanced measures, cant really say too much. Fingers crossed, I'll let you know if/when I get it. Keep us posted
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by cbdawg » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:18 pm
I said I would update. SC has been granted, with concerns, but what a weight off my mind. You shouldn't have any probs
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by Michael Peoples » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:42 am
Nice result and thanks for coming back with the update. It should be helpful to others in the same boat.
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