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  2. Police Scotland Recruitment

    A wee heads up.....the road to jackton is currently closed...there is a 15/20min diversion in place....think its closed for a few more weeks. (Wouldn't want anyone to be late for interview !)
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    I know you must be disappointed but please phone for feedback and take it on board and try again. It took me 4 applications, 2 assessment centres and a good few years to get where I am today and I'm now 9 months into my probation so if anything im proof you can do it. Hard as it is keep your chin up
  4. Police Scotland Recruitment

    Sorry to hear this however do not give up! I didn't pass first time either. Hard work and determination and you'll get it next time.
  5. Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hi guys, So had my initial interview at Jackton today and sadly didn't pass. Going to call up for feedback but failed on 4 competencies. Thanks everybody for the advice throughout the process anyway!
  6. Vetting worries

    The key to being successful at vetting is complete honesty. If these things have only just been brought to your attention then state that thoroughly on your vetting form, DO NOT leave anything off it in the hope that it won't show up because it likely will. Make sure you tick the relevant boxes on the form and then type up a detailed explanation on a separate sheet and submit that with it. Usually it's not an issue that you have a family member with a chequered past (obviously it depends on the nature of their crimes and your current association with them), it is an issue however if you don't declare it. I was arrested 17 years ago and as well as ticking the box which asks if you've ever been arrested I typed up an explanation detailing what happened, the circumstances ETC and it was fine and I passed my vetting. These people are human and I'm sure they accept that people make mistakes in their past lives and no-one is perfect. Just be sure to stress that you weren't aware of it when you originally completed the application form but that you have now been informed of these things and so need to bring them to HR's attention. Robust honesty and integrity are very important in this process so demonstrate that you have that and you'll go far. Good luck.
  7. Police Scotland Recruitment

    I would drop them an email just to confirm they have received your application, I got an automatic response then another email telling me that my application had been passed to the correct command. If you have received nothing then if I were you I'd contact them. 👍
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  9. Police Scotland Recruitment

    Still no automated response. A acquaintance applied not long before me and received his right away , worried now as I don't want to contact them already asking about the application but I dunno if it was received.
  10. Police Scotland Recruitment

    I was asked about the local and force priorities and answered in the area I stayed in. They didn't really go into too much of that in my interviews. It was much more about the competencies. They did ask if I knew about the specialist branches which I had learned. Don't be scared to say that you don't know something and that for the next interview you will make sure you have researched it. Good luck.
  11. Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hiya. Im just trying to remember my initial interview questions. I studied where I stayed just so I knew what was going on in my area. So I learned the local area priorities. I got asked what were the national priorities at the time. So learn that. Even stuff that's going on that relates to them really helped me and impressed the panel because I don't think they were expecting me to go into so much depth haha! Good luck.
  12. Police Scotland Recruitment

    This is something I'd like to know too!
  13. Police Scotland Recruitment

    I don't know what the correct answer is, but I've only studied the division i live in and the national priorities. Im starting to get nervous now!
  14. Is it worth it??

    I am coming towards the end of my probation now and it really is subjective. I wanted this job since I was very young and personally I love it. That being said it can be really frustrating, stressful and sometimes very boring! The shifts take some getting used to but if you already have an active social life you should be able to continue this. Sure you will work some weekends but it all balances out and you will make new friends in the job as well who are in the same boat. Paperwork? Now that is something you have to be prepared to do and do it often! A colleague told me that three things in the job will land you in trouble if not done properly and that is property, prisoners and paperwork. For all the fun you may end up having you will need to write it up well, it might be the one thing that saves you if a complaint is made against you. The level of stress depends on the department you work on. If you work on response you are under constant pressure to get to grade 1 calls and deal with them quickly, that being said in my force you won't have a workload so once you go off duty that is it for the day (or night). However, some departments are slower paced but carry the stress of very high workloads, which is the case for the department I am currently working in. Day to day I am not rushed around to get to calls, but I have a workload that will increase and I have to stay on top of it and that can be stressful. It is normal to feel some level of apprehension as this job is a step in to the unknown for most people. A lot of ex cops or soon to retire cops wouldn't join again because this job isn't the same as the one they signed up to. Ultimately you have to decide if a career with the Police is something you really want. If you want it then dive in with both feet and work hard, you will learn quickly and experience things you can't anywhere else. Make no mistakes it's a tough job and the current economic climate makes it tougher still but it's down to how bad you want it. All the best!
  15. Is it worth it??

    Coming towards the end of my recruitment and it's got me thinking more as the reality becomes clearer. I've been researching and it seems to be that alot of opinions are it's simply not worth joining in regards to the social/family effects, paperwork, pc nature, stress etc. My uncles also been in for 25 years and said he wouldn't join at present. Could anyone enlighten me?
  16. Vetting worries

    Good evening, 1st post on this forum. Ive currently got a few worries about the vetting process after reading some horror stories of people going through the whole stage of the application process only to have their dream cruelly taken away from then for something they don't even know about. I have just done the final interview for West Yorkshire police and was told I was successful. This is my dream job but now I'm bricking it about the vetting process. I declared nothing on my original application as I believed there was nothing to declare but now I'm concerened about a few things that may or may not crop up. Do the vetting checks go as far as cousins? I have a naughty cousin that I didn't know about until now that spent time in prison 30 years ago but I have never met them. Brother in law drink driving conviction 10 years ago which I didn't declare (didn't think to put it down) finally my flat mate was involved in a police investigation and spent a night in the cells before I met him but no charges were put against him. Will these show up on the PNC? Do you guys think I have anything to worry about or fretting over nothing? Cheers Charles
  17. Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hiya I have my initial interview coming up, eek! I live in Greater Glasgow but I've applied for Dumfries & Galloway or Borders. Should I be studying all 3 divisions in prep for my interview? Thanks
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  19. 20 January 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Macron: "You can't have full access to the single market if you don't tick the box"French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested the UK could get a special trade deal with the EU after Brexit. But he warned that Britain would not have full access to the single market without accepting its rules. Speaking to Andrew Marr, he warned - as Brussels has already done - that the UK could not "cherry-pick" the elements it liked. A deal might fall somewhere between the single market and a trade agreement, he said. Mr Macron's comments come after his first visit to the UK since becoming French president, where he held talks with Prime Minister Theresa May. In the interview, to be broadcast on Sunday, the leader said that the UK should not gain access to the single market without accepting its "preconditions", which include freedom of movement across the EU, budget contributions and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. UK and France sign Calais migrant treaty The key Brexit dates in 2018 "There should be no cherry-picking in the single market because that's a dismantling of the single market," he said. "As soon as you decide not to join the [EU] preconditions it's not a full access. "What is important is to not make people believe that it is possible to [have your cake and eat it]." He added the access to the EU for the UK's financial services sector would be inferior to what it is now if the UK did not accept the obligations of the single market. 'Bespoke deal is possible' By Alex Forsyth, political correspondent Theresa May has repeatedly said the UK wants a bespoke trade deal with the EU after Brexit rather than a replica of any existing model. President Macron suggested that was possible, and said he hoped the deep and special partnership the Prime Minister seeks with the EU would become reality. But he echoed a warning already stated by Brussels; if the UK wanted full access to the single market it would have to accept its rules - including the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice - and pay in to the EU budget. On his first visit to the UK this week, President Macron signed a treaty with Theresa May to speed up the processing of migrants in Calais. Mrs May praised the "uniquely close relationship" between the two nations. She said both leaders remained committed to the "Le Touquet" border agreement in Calais - the UK has announced an extra £44.5m to be spent on beefing up Channel border security. Image copyright Emmanuel Macron Image caption Mr Macron took a selfie at a reception in the Victoria and Albert Museum, with Theresa May The visit was punctuated by a smiling selfie taken of Mr Macron and Mrs May, at an evening reception in the Victoria and Albert Museum. During the trip there was chatter about whether UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had discussed building a bridge across the English Channel, between France and the UK. But Downing Street has said there are "no specific plans" for such a project. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBridge designer Ian Firth and engineering expert Dave Parker on whether a bridge is feasible.The full interview with French President Emmanuel Macron will be broadcast on The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday at 09:00 GMT. You can watch it on BBC iPlayer after it is broadcast. View the full article
  20. Next course -February 2018?

    Yes, as James was saying. I was referring the the RM’s. I am hoping to join the marine unit once I get to Portsmouth though.
  21. 19 January 2018 Image copyright EPA Prime Minister Theresa May and President Donald Trump will meet at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, Downing Street has confirmed. It comes after Mr Trump cancelled plans to open the new $1bn (£720m) US Embassy in London next month. The White House said Mr Trump "looks forward" to strengthening the countries' "special relationship". Mr Trump is the first sitting US president to attend the forum in the Swiss city since Bill Clinton in 2000. A Downing Street spokesman said the "bilateral meeting" would take place "in the margins" of the forum. Mrs May was the first foreign leader to visit Mr Trump at the White House, after his inauguration in January 2017. The two leaders also met at the G7 summit in Sicily in may and at the G20 summit in Hamburg in July. However, in November, the prime minister criticised Mr Trump for retweeting three inflammatory videos posted online by the far-right group, Britain First. After Mrs May's spokesman said it was "wrong for the president to have done this", he hit back on Twitter and told the British leader to not "focus on me, focus on the destructive radical Islamic terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom". Skip Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump Report End of Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump Mrs May more recently discussed Brexit and events in the Middle East in a pre-Christmas phone call with Mr Trump. Earlier this month Mr Trump said on Twitter the reason why he was not going to cut the ribbon on the the new US embassy in Vauxhall, south London, was because he did not agree with the move from its old home in Mayfair. Reality Check: Who sold the US embassy in London? However, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan - who has clashed with the president in the past - said Mr Trump had "got the message" that many Londoners were staunchly opposed to his policies and actions. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInside the new US embassyThe reason given for moving the US embassy to Vauxhall was that the current building in Mayfair was too small and modern security was needed. View the full article
  22. Police Scotland Recruitment

    V Division (Dumfries & Galloway)
  23. Police Scotland Recruitment

    All being well if I should be in by March which will be 12 months from application to intake date. I should have been December but my medical held me up. What area are you applying for?
  24. Police Scotland Recruitment

    Thanks. I attended a Candidate briefing in December , they seem to be pretty desperate for applicants in some of the more rural divisions and reckoned we could get through relatively quickly. That said , relatively quickly was still the September intake.
  25. Police Scotland Recruitment

    I never heard anything for 8 weeks but have heard people get responses really quick. The whole process is very much a waiting game and you can go months without an email. Refreshing your emails will become slightly obsessive. Good luck with everything.
  26. Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hi all. I submitted my app via email on the 16th , I have read it can take a few days to receive acknowledgement of the application but that you receive an auto response immediately saying the email was received. Is this correct ? I never got any auto response when I submitted the app.
  27. 19 January 2018 Judicial review will not take place into case of rapist John Worboys, UK justice secretary announces This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. View the full article
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