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  1. All held at Brentwood for me. Assessment day. Local to me.
  2. Hi there to all. Just started a topic to see if anyone else has a course this coming January. Should be starting 2nd, just waiting for contract.
  3. Hi all. I am awaiting contract to confirm start date, should be 2nd Jan 2018. Does anyone know if the contract is postal or email format?
  4. Hi. Completed mine at Brentwood both times. On the original assessment day and then recently as it had expired as over 6 months old.
  5. Hope you hear something soon. So what site u asking for? Keep the pressure on. I did. Had my medical back in May and got a call last week for start date.
  6. I've got my medical tomorrow. Hoping to make January course.

    1. bodkd


      Hi there. I am awaiting contract to confirm start date, should be 2nd Jan 2018. Do you know if the contract is postal or email format?

      How are u progressing?

  7. I've got my medical this Thursday. Should pass that, then it's just a case of waiting for vetting and references. Hoping to make January course as I've applied for Sellafield. 

    How long did you have to wait for results of medical? 

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    2. Nirych


      Thanks for your reply. Had my medical and passed everything but for one thing. Doctor had a concern with my right hip rotation (something about it being either 20 degrees or 20%, I can't remember which, restricted inwards). so that's being referred to "the Panel", which to be honest is scaring the life out of me. To get this close is just too painful.

      I wouldn't mind, but I weight lift 5 days a week and have done so for a lot years, and until he mentioned it I would never have known. After spending the last couple of nights researching  this it all points to my body being slightly out of line which is easily corrected in a day. I have booked an appointment for this Tuesday to see my GP in the hope that "the Panel" will contact him to be confirmed that there is nothing wrong.

      It's frustrating when I know that I am fitter than most and there is nothing I can do now to convince them.

      If (and I hope to God this doesn't happen) they reject me, will I have to do the whole process again?

    3. bodkd


      Hi. Sorry for the delay. Have not been online for a bit. I wouldn’t know regarding the process depending what the panel say. I wouldn’t worry too much about the panel. Quite a few get referred. Have u heard anything yet?

    4. Nirych


      It' been somewhat of a saga.

      After my medical I immediately booked to see my GP the following Tuesday. GP confirmed my suspicion that my hip rotation was muscular and not skeletal. Anyway,  had an x-ry which came back all clear, nothing wrong at all. Had my ears irriated and there's nothing wrong with my ear drums (which I knew).

      Asked my surgery to email findings to CNC. Up until Monday, I hadn't heard anything. Phoned CNC OH and discovered that they hadn't received anything. Back to surgery who insisted that they had sent them but did say that they would resend the reports. Back to the CNC and this time they have received it. I asked how long would it take before I knew where I stood. I explained that I've been waiting 6 weeks. OH apologised for the delay and said that somehow I've been missed, and that I should hear something within the week.

      I was also told that vetting is being done as we speak, so hopefully I may still make the 2nd January date.

  8. Things have gone very quiet on here lately. How did anyone get on at the latest assessment days? Just waiting for references and vetting check to be done. Anyone else in the pipeline for January course?
  9. Hi. Personally having worked in home office forces before I wouldn’t go back. That’s my personal choice, but for others they love working for the home office forces. Many one on their assessment day tomorrow in Essex? I’m down just to do the fitness test as mine expired as over 6 months old now. Start my course 2nd Jan as had confirmation Thursday when they called me with the news. 😁
  10. Hi MDPREC, You will have very good guidance during the assessment. It’s really a manual dexterity test. Loading bullets into magazine for hand gun and rifle. Holding the weapons. Moving with the weapon whilst in body armour (stab vest). Nothing to be worried about. Good luck. When is the test?
  11. Hi all. I am guessing anyone who has currently passed all stages still have no update or news on when we may hear something. I was told September initially but that has soon passed us by.
  12. Hi Nearly There, Sorry to hear the news. Did they give any feedback or the area you was unsuccessful on? 6 months and u should be able to apply again or for a different force/service. To be honest it is a long waiting game anyway, having applied in June 2016 and still waiting for a start date. Fitness test has expired and need to re do it again in a couple of weeks. Before long my firearms assessment will expire shortly followed by the medical. So I could end up having to do it all again anyway. Figers crossed for whatever you decide.
  13. Well the update today after my phone call. They are still waiting for allocation to see if and what numbers for January. On speaking to them today, I have been told my fitness test has expired and I need to re take it. It only lasts 6 months. Firearms assessment only lasts a year and medical a year. Interview is valid for 2 years. If I had not phoned I wonder when or if i would of been told this. So back to Brentwood again next month to redo the fitness. Let's hope this one doesn't expire.
  14. Thanks for the reply. I was told that also, back in May/June time and still waiting. Applied in June 2016 and passed final stage - medical in June. Hope your day went well.
  15. Hi all. Has anyone heard anything recently regarding next intake of recruits? I was informed around September time course dates and info would be sent out, although they were u sure of numbers and locations of vacancies. I have sent three emails over the last week or so and nothing has been communicated back. Regards.