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  1. Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hey, I've got a start date for Tulliallan on 24th August. I went through the process with the British Transport Police though. (D Division - Scotland) Is there anyone on here stating then too? Police Scotland and BTP Scottish pc's do the same training, incase you're wondering. I Applied 10th March so all in all it'll have only been 5 months from application to training, the BTP have been great. At least a lot of you have done the 'hard bit'... Although I was once playing the waiting game with the Civil Nuclear Constabulary for Over 18 months, so I feel your pain! At least with Police Scotland there are plenty of intakes every year so it's just a matter of when and not if. Best of luck to you all though.
  2. CNC training course fitness requirements

    Yeh I ring like like you do and also email every month just to keep on top of them.. But it's just the way it is I suppose.. Yeh I'm open to going most places.. I've been waiting that long that I may as well wait to get the site I want.. What about you? Where you want to go? Smithy
  3. CNC training course fitness requirements

    Well I'm sure you'll get there.. If its only the firearms and medical you're waiting for then you basically already in.. It's just the waiting around that is pretty unbearable! Yeh I am just waiting on an offer now (assuming my medical was ok) no idea of when that will be.. When I was at my fitness and firearms assessment in August2012 one of the recruitment girls said I may have a shot at getting on the October2012 course for dounreay but obviously that was completely wrong.. So I take everything they say with a large pinch of salt.. Seems like they have been getting an bit better recently so I'll cross my fingers and just hope something finally falls into place. Smithy
  4. CNC training course fitness requirements

    Reflex4.. Glad to be of assistance.. Well I initially applied to sellafield in February 2011. After a year of nothing they contacted me in January 2012 asked if I wanted to switch my application to Heysham and Hinkley point, which I did. I submitted my previous assessment centre results so skipped the NPIA role plays etc etc and was invited to attend the fitness assessment and firearms brief in August 2012. I passed both (which felt great obviously) it was actually a pretty laid back atmosphere with the trainers being friendly and down to earth. I then waited and waited and waited until finally I was offered a medical which took place just this time last week. So I am now waiting for the details to be sent to the chief medical officer who will make a decision on wither to declare me fit for active service. Ihave been advised that they (rather oddly) will not contact me unless I fail the medical, at which point I believe I will be emailed. So it's back to the usual waiting game. I would like to let you know that if you are in the early stages of recruitment you are in for possibly a very long and frustrating wait!! I was told the same thing and decided to hang in there. If you've got your heart set on the cnc then fantastic, carry on and I'm sure you'll get there eventually. However if your are interested in a home office force or scottish police fore (depending on where you are) then I'd say if the opportunity presents its self.. I would withdraw the cnc application and apply for another force. But it's just advice.. Do whatever you feels right.. Best of luck Smithy
  5. CNC training course fitness requirements

    Reflex4 - I was very much like your self.. Wondering/worrying about what to expect because its a long wait and a lot of effort to spend perusing something only to fail at the end.. The firearms test is probably the easiest part of the whole thing (compared to npia assessment etcs) it is simply performing basic drills that you have been show.. I don't want to get into trouble so I won't go into any detail but trust me if you've got two eyes, two hands, eight fingers and two thumbs and a memory retention slightly better than a gold fish then you should be fine ...(ps I know it's very easy to sit and tell you it's fine and not to worry) as for the medical I'll just copy and paste a previous post of mine.. lung function test x2.. hearing test...blood pressure..height and weight.. bmi... urine sample to test for drugs as well as protein and glucose.. also an alcohol breath test... all of which were performed by the nurse which takes about 30 minutes. You then see the doctor who checks your throat, ears, reflexes, co ordination.. makes you do a bunch of body movements etc.. he has you strip down to just your boxers tho so for anyone still to go i reccommend you wear a pair that are relatively tight so 'junior' doesnt make an unwanted appearance.. but no cupping of the boys and cough or anything tho so nothing invasive really Best of luck! Smithy
  6. CNC training course fitness requirements

    Carte_Blanche Well I can tell you the level for the fitness assessment during recruitment was 7.2.. Staff told us that the longest runs you do are 4 miles but includes hills etc.. but I cant be sure as i have not started yet but im sure someone will be able to confirm Smithy
  7. Quick Question

    Hi Blue Steel You were more or less right.. lung function test x2.. hearing test...blood pressure..height and weight.. bmi... urine sample to test for drugs as well as protein and glucose.. also an alcohol breath test... all of which were performed by the nurse which takes about 30 minutes. You then see the doctor who checks your throat, ears, reflexes, co ordination.. makes you do a bunch of body movements etc.. he has you strip down to just your boxers tho so for anyone still to go i reccommend you wear a pair that are relatively tight so 'junior' doesnt make an unwanted appearance.. but no cupping of the boys and cough or anything tho so nothing invasive really Smithy
  8. Quick Question

    Cheers for the bmi info WPC '88.. Good stuff.. I assumed it would be that :)
  9. Quick Question

    Hi I have my medical tomorrow in carlisle for the cnc (finally) I was wondering if anyone knew what was involved. I realise that there may be information Elsewhere on this forum but I'm hoping someone will not mind regurgitating some info. Also does anyone know what your body mass index (bmi) has to be between so there are no issues? Thanks Smithy
  10. PASSING TRAINING

    Cheers for the input yorkypud and Mdon.. I have not received any conditional offers yet as I still have my medical to do in march.. I was just curious as it would be awful to go through training and fail once I started firearms purely because I'm a "square peg" haha.. But glad it's not as big a failure rate as I thought.. I found a 3 part section on firearms training supplied by west midland police on YouTube (so its nothing people don't have access to elsewhere) may give you an idea of what you may be in for Yorkypud?? Heres the Link for the first video... Best of luck in training bud!
  11. PASSING TRAINING

    Just a quick question to try and gauge the pass/fail rate of people taking part in the CNC training courses. I read a post somewhere before about a guy who had failed his glock assessment and was subsequently thrown off the course. A firearms instructor also said during a speach to a group of us during the firearms brief "when it comes to firearms, we can't fit a square peg through a round hole." Meaning some people just can't do it!?... Is this the case? Are some people point blank just unable to get the hang of it.. Or is it a coachable skill regardless of natural ability? Cheers folks! Smithy
  12. Career opportunities in the CNC

    Thanks for the input Mdon.. Yes it was a firearms instructor (sergeant) who made the comments... I understand about the need for clearance before being privy to operational info.. I initially applied for Heysham but the new system came in so I'm going for the torness course as its relatively close to home (I live in Glasgow)... Well it's good to know that what the instructor said was not entirely true.. Cheers Mdon Smithy
  13. Hi All, Its my first post so I thought i'd use it to clear up a few questions I have. I'm in the process of applying to become a police officer within the CNC. Just waiting on a medical. After spending a fair bit of time researching the roles that are available after your probationary period, I like the sound of the marine escort unit. My question to any serving cnc officers... Are these roles available regularly or are they few and far between? How often are ships being escorted in international water? (Is it like once every five years or twice a year etc?) How long is a typical deployment internationally? I just wonder as when I was at the pre employment assessment, one of the instructors said "if your looking to become a detective (special branch) then it ain't gona happen as we recruit all of ours from home office forces!" So I wondered if there are genuine opportunities to join these specialist units. Apologies for the rambling, getting a bit far ahead of myself but I would like to know for future reference. Cheers Smithy