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  1. Thank you. The link is very helpful. I have been reading on the MDP website as well and found a pdf file outlining the selection process. The interactive role-play exercises look nerve-wracking but I guess I should remember it's just a proactive interview to test my competencies first hand.
  2. Hi. I am very much considering applying to the MDP and I have been looking into the role, and the selection process. I live in Scotland where we do not use SEARCH to recruit Police Constables to our traditional Police Force and therefore I am not all too familiar with the assessment. I am just looking to get some insight from those who have been through the SEARCH assessment. What does it entail? How difficult is it on a scale from 1 (Not difficult) to 10 (Extremely difficult)? How do you prepare for SEARCH? I will be very grateful for any insight :)
  3. The current 'Police Officer 2018' campaign is tempting, but unfortunately the locations are too far away for me to relocate. I would be looking to go for very far north England stations (i.e Carlisle) or any station in Scotland. I think D-Division (Scotland) won't be recruiting at all now (although maybe there is time for one last recruitment drive?) so I think Carlisle would be my more realistic station. Do you think in the next 6 months (roughly) the BTP will be advertising for Police Officer/Student Officer vacancies for D-Division or Carlisle Station?
  4. Thanks for the reply. I had a feeling it wasn't mandatory. Maybe encouraged for a varied career though. Cheers again.
  5. I am asking on behalf of a friend who is interested in joining one specific specialisation but says the possibility of rotation is putting him off. I personally haven't heard of such, but was hoping if someone could clarify for me? Thanks.
  6. Police Scotland Recruitment

    I do not agree with these levels either. Anything between 7.6 and 9.2. 9.2 being the preference because the job, I imagine could be often very physically demanding.
  7. Police Scotland Recruitment

    When are the changes set to be publicly confirmed? Still says 9.2 on the website :)
  8. Police Scotland Recruitment

    How does the pay grading work now? It has changed a bit since I last read it. I know the wages have gone up, but does the 10 year increments still apply to reach the final Constable's salary of 38K, or has it been furthered to 12 year increments as opposed to 10? Very random question I know but I was told to learn everything from shift work, to pay scales, to training. Basically everything and beyond.
  9. Cnc Question

    In Scotland they are not recognised as a ''Police Force'' under the Police Act 1996. Directly taken from Police Scotland website - Transferee's 4th paragraph (http://www.scotland.police.uk/recruitment/transferees/ ) ; "Officers serving with the Ministry of Defence or another non Home Office Force such as Royal Parks, Civil Nuclear Constabulary, Ports of Dover, Liverpool and Bristol which are not classed as police forces under the Police Act 1996 are not eligible to transfer. In this instance, you'll be treated as a new candidate and, if appointed, undergo full foundation training and probation." Maybe it is the same or similar down south where the CNC are not regarded as a "Police Force"?
  10. Application Timescales

    That's excellent news. Good luck at the Assessment Centre :)
  11. Application Timescales

    Wait until the job offer; it's the longest part it seems. If you want information by those in the process, or who have completed the process then I recommend you go to my thread on the Policespecials forum, here is the link: https://www.policespecials.com/forum/index.php/topic/149836-has-anyone-applied-to-the-cnc-in-their-latest-recruitment-drive/page-20- you should get a broader range of responses if you have an account, or at least a broader range of information if you just read as a 'guest'.
  12. Application Timescales

    Keep an eye on your application status on the CNC engagement's website as that can be updated before any correspondence is sent out.
  13. Almost 20. Where's my walking stick at?

  14. Afo Harwell

    Probably depending on force requirements and vacancies. I don't know about Harwell, but when I was aiming for Hunterston I was told it was a small, but very popular site from applicants across Scotland and even from other respective areas of the UK. So, it seems that it is really depending on force needs and number of vacancies. It could go within the time limit advertised or well over. Unfortunately I had to withdraw, but on another thread on the Police Specials forum many who applied around the same time as myself (November 2015) seem to still be awaiting invitations to training.
  15. Weight Loss

    This is nothing I have experienced. I guess post #2 by Sub is right because the only way I could imagine losing weight in quick time is to have activity levels at a high level and eat very little; maybe skip a meal? Never snack etc. I'm not a health adviser; but I was told that the recommended safe weight loss was a maximum of 3 pounds per week. Going by that comment and your orders to lose over 1 stone within 3 weeks baffles me as it sounds like a very short time. I wish you luck nonetheless because it would be rubbish if you never got in because we can never be certain of when the next recruitment drive will be these days.