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About danja88

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  1. Derbyshire Info Sessions

    I believe Rye is correct. It's a bit confusing as Specials in Derbyshire do recieve an actual "Boot and torch" allowance of around £50 per year.
  2. Derbyshire Info Sessions

    Nah wear whatever's comfortable, they have you hopping about abit and stretching so don't wear anything too restrictive. You only see the nurse and doc and they were dead nice and informal.
  3. Derbyshire Info Sessions

    Congratulations! See you on the 7th.
  4. Derbyshire Info Sessions

    All well and good if you're eligable for the top rate. At the moment we don't know what skills you need to demonstrate or what exams you would need to pass to achieve the higher rate of pay. I personally wouldn't class 6 years of 10-15% lower pay with an, as yet undisclosed, method of topping it up at the end as "swings and roundabouts". Just thought people should be aware of what's happening if they weren't already.
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    Pretty crappy for those of us starting after April if you're automatically 2-3 grand worse off than someone starting 3 months earlier than you. I can't imagine they'll run two pay scales side by side, certainly not with this much difference, the effect on morale would be pretty significant for new starters, I know I wouldn't be very happy. The difference is huge in years 3 to 5 as well, as much as 6000 per year! I realise that it potentially evens out due to the shorter scale but with such a huge leap between points 5 and 7 it makes me wonder what "skills" you need to demonstrate to reach it and stay there.
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    Looks like we'll all be starting, or quickly moving onto, considerably lower pay though according to todays PAT report http://static.ow.ly/docs/PAT%20FINAL%20Award%2006122012%20-Full%20Text_Wmo.pdf
  7. Derbyshire Info Sessions

    According to my understanding of the regulations you'll be fine. Give HR a ring if you're worried, they've always been helpful when I've asked them questions.
  8. Derbyshire Info Sessions

    Morning of the 20th same as you.
  9. Derbyshire Info Sessions

    That's usually done as part of the medical exam which, at the moment, is on a separate day to the fitness.
  10. Derbyshire Info Sessions

    Hard to say on the size as depends on the distance you're being assessed over. 6/6 is equivilant to being able to see at 6 metres what an "average" person should be able to see. If you wear glasses I'd assume they would correct your vision to at least "average" levels. I dont' wear glasses and according to my results I was eligable for a low prescription that could improve my sight slightly but I was still able to get 6/6 unaided so you don't need super vision.
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    I was exactly the same, don't worry. Just got back from opticians now with the form completed. The requirements are: 6/6 unaided with both eyes. That's the 2nd line from the bottom on the chart 6/12 unaided both each eye on it's own. That's the 4th line from the bottom. If you wear glasses you need to meet the above requirements with glasses on and also have 6/36 with your glasses off. That's the 2nd line from top. Then they do some colour vision tests, near vision and field of vision test to check for blind spots.
  12. Derbyshire Info Sessions

    Same as you. Coming from a long and frustraing history of police recruitment I've learned not to count my chickens. It's great news but I'll hold off celebrating till I get an offer in my hand :biggrin:
  13. Derbyshire Info Sessions

    That's the one. Thank you and congratulations for passing as well. I'd be amazed if there are no drops outs for one reason or another so there's definately still a chance.
  14. Derbyshire Info Sessions

    You've got me doubting myself now though! Only reason I say it is because it says Ripley on the original slides from the information evening and training has been done locally for a good number of years. They do like changing things though so it could very well have altered.
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    20 weeks in Ripley. NPIA was just for the assessments