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  1. Thanks Jaydee that we sounds a whole lot better. I can't believe we only got 5 weeks..in fact with all the easter and May bank hols plus a day at school it only ended up being 18 days Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
  2. Hi All I have just finished my five week street duties/coached patrol following my foundation course and overall it didn't go all that well if I'm honest. One problem was that everyone was posted with a different instructor each day and I'd be interested to know whether this often happens or whether student officers in other areas/forces have more consistency. This to me was a bit like learning to drive and having a new driving instructor every day who didn't know you and what your strengths and weakesses and areas to improve were. I found that I achieved much more when I managed to get the same instructor for two days in a row not least because we could pick up where we left off the day before. Thanks in advance.
  3. I can picture the TV adverts in years to come - instead of the "Were you miss sold a PPI policy" it'll be "Were YOU miss sold a CKP course"...
  4. Can I ask a really basic question: What do the letters OMR stand for? My timeline is below and I'm a group C although my vetting has not been started AFAIK. Applied December 2014 Day 1 30th January 2015 Day 2 3rd March 2015
  5. Hardest Part of the Process

    We didn't have a force interview for the Met, just the compentency based one in the assessment centre, but I wish we had. I think the one thing lacking in the whole process was any frank discussion about my motives for wanting to become a police officer, how I might cope with various aspects of the job and what I could bring to it. The AC was all about giving rather overblown (if we're honest) examples about how I might have shown respect for someone's e.g. religion\age\orientation when I worked in a shop 10 years ago etc etc.
  6. Met recruitment update Email Today

    I got this email and I haven't started vetting. Its basically a more user friendly reworded version of the doomed email and puts more of an emphasis on the fact that we haven't been terminated or put on hold. It still feels a bit like being in a relationship with a commitment phobe who keeps stringing you along until someone they like better comes along
  7. Thanks all for your contributions. znra251 your contribution reminds me of a time a year or so ago when I went into a Met police station to report that a van driver had waved a wheel brace at me and the guy on the front desk (English not his first language and staff, not officer) didn't know what a wheel brace was and ended up googling it, turning the screen my way to showi me a screen full of pictures of wheel braces and asking if that was what I meant. He didn't want to take my report, there was a lengthy argument (I thought it was odd and worth reporting that the driver kept his wheelbrace at arms reach in the cab) and, when he finally did take some details, he still managed to type 'brace wheel' into his computer.
  8. I've managed to get my SEARCH day 1 report emailed to me so I can now try other forces (e.g. Hertfordshire). It was relatively painless. I just replied to the email about being potentially binned in favour of people who speak languages (HRMailbox-.SelectionAdmin@met.pnn.police.uk) and got it within a couple of days. Herts' transfer window technically closed on Saturday night but they still replied asking for the score so they may consider me and any others who want to transfer.
  9. ...because the Met can maintain a certain standard of teaching which they weren't getting from a whole host of different CKP providers. Some were really good but some were absolutely horrendous who made no secret of the fact they were only offering it because it was a nice little cash cow for them. It is different to applying for a job that requires A-levels. A-levels are relevant to a multitude of different jobs and careers and CKP is pretty much only relevant to the police.
  10. Well, Detective Tosh Lines, has it ever occurred to you that perhaps because French is the fourth most commonly spoken language in London, there is no shortage of French speakers in the Met? The detective in me thinks the 14 languages that the Met are looking for are currently the ones at a shortage within the job.... As a wild guess. That's a reasonable answer to a reasonable question (if a little sarcastic in presentation). I guess the way to find out for sure would be to make a Freedom of Information request for the percentages of serving officers who speak various languages and compare this to the percentages of Londoners who speak those languages. The Met won't hold that information so a Freedom of Information request won't help you. So how would they have determined that the 14 languages that the Met are looking for are currently the ones at a shortage if they don't hold any data on what languages they have amongst the ranks?
  11. Well, Detective Tosh Lines, has it ever occurred to you that perhaps because French is the fourth most commonly spoken language in London, there is no shortage of French speakers in the Met? The detective in me thinks the 14 languages that the Met are looking for are currently the ones at a shortage within the job.... As a wild guess. That's a reasonable answer to a reasonable question (if a little sarcastic in presentation). I guess the way to find out for sure would be to make a Freedom of Information request for the percentages of serving officers who speak various languages and compare this to the percentages of Londoners who speak those languages.
  12. Wow you've been hanging on a long time zoo. My day 2 was more like February and I haven't completed vetting yet. I think you can't necessarily say the Met aren't giving ethnic minorities priority just because you belong to one and they don't want you - unless you do speak a language and they still dont want you?? They still may be discriminating using the backdoor method of languages, not against every single non-minority applicant but against many and also against many people who DO belong to a minority ethnic class. There is a strong correlation between knowing multiple languages and being from a minority group but its not true in every case, same as some minority applicants may only speak English.
  13. Part of the problem is we never are made aware of the full facts. We just get one set of 'facts' at the assessment centre which are then cotradicted by another set of 'facts' in an email. I think its highly unprofessional to waste months even years of someone's time and entice them to buy a £900 training product that could prove to be useless Even if we are on the last few intakes (which I doubt because it isn't how the email reads), there is a point of principle which I will uphold even if I am lucky enough to be on one of these 'last intakes'. I don't believe they are discriminating solely against English people but I think there is a 'case to answer' that they are dicsriminating against English people AND OTHERS who only speak English, or who only speak English and French for example..This would include people like RapidResponse if (s)he were applying now. The detective in me wants to question why the fourth most commonly spoken languange in London isn't on the list but others are.
  14. Taken from the Evening Standard talking about languages spoken accoring to the latest census: "The most common other language is Polish, spoken as the main language by nearly two per cent of residents, followed by Bengali, Gujarati, French, Urdu and Arabic. The most diverse borough is Hillingdon, where all of the 107 languages defined by the Census are spoken, followed by Newham, where 104 languages are spoken." http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/census-data-shows-100-different-languages-spoken-in-almost-every-london-borough-8472483.html So it looks as if French is the fourth most common language spoken in London and yet it is not on the list. Something seems to be amiss here...