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  1. Usually when someone tell you that you're too keen it's a term of endearment. I wouldn't get too hung up on it. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  2. Evening, So bit of an update since my last post. I passed vetting and my clearance certificate was issued to HR. Sadly following my references came back, which was the final stage before formal offer, the MOD said that I could not be released from service to join in June 17. Luckily after a bit of negotiation, they agreed to defer my start date until August and the MOD agreed that I would be released for then. When I received the call with the offer for August start date I was told that I had completed everything and that a formal letter would be issued once everyone had cleared. A week passed and I contacted HR, I was informed that I was required to fill out a vetting update form, because my last one had expired... I was told that it was just to declare that nothing had changed and didn't change anything. I rung up a week later and HR told me that they are waiting for my vetting clearance to come through. My question is: how long does a vetting clearance certificate last? I can't believe that my last certificate expired after a month. It feels like I am being told false information and that HR aren't managing expectations very well. I have nothing to hide, but I am in a unique situation where normally I would have to give 12 months notice to the MOD to leave the forces and I am being allowed go leave early to join the Police. If I was being told the correct information in the first place then I wouldnt be in the situation where I don't know what is going on. Any help? Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  3. As far as I cam remember, you can opt to have them destroyed or withdraw consent afterwards. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  4. It's standard procedure if they have found something. I wouldn't say it's something to be worried about, be truthful about it, the fact that you've got an interview and not a fail is probably a good sign. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  5. So, I'm starting training in a few months amd I am looking at what kit would be useful to have. As far as I'm aware I'll be issued everything apart from boots. I'm thinking of getting kit bag/ ruck sack, spare torch, cheap watch, decent belt (Velcro for under the stab vest) Is there any other recommendations or constructive criticism of the above? As far as I'm aware, you're issued a click fast torch dock. Obviously I don't want to look like I've been dipped in glue and have been dragged through a black hawk factory, being a new probationer. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  6. Sorry on the waiting list for two years, not one. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  7. Ah that socks, sorry to hear that. That happened to my mate, when they cut the budgets a few years ago, but they ended up recruiting again and got in. The force I'm applying to doesn't do vetting until you have been allocated a provisional start date. So I was about to get a formal job offer when the politics of being in the forces stopped it. The force agreed to defer my date on the provision that I would be released for the next intake, so I'm just waiting for them to get the green light to start loading it up. Very frustrating considering how delicate the current political climate is with budgets. As far as I'm aware, certainly with the force I'm applying to, after your interview/medical/biometrics and fitness you are in a waiting list for a year. I was told that it could be upto and over eight months until starting for the posting that I wanted. So it doesn't sound unusual. Sorry to hear that. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  8. What force was this? I was minutes away from a formal offer of employment, but due to HM Forces not releasing me I had to turn it down. Luckily both the force I'm applying to and my work have both been very accommodating amd have agreed to defer my date. Nightmare. By all means, carry on at your work place but if you get an offer take it. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  9. Actually I agree with this. You should actually carry on with the placement. You wouldn't want to put yourself in a sticky situation if you were for whatever reason unsuccessful in your application. Hoping to be in by the end of June is very optimistic to say the least. I was waiting for three and a half months following final interview for a posting, then another eight weeks for vetting to clear. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  10. Tbh. I don't see how anyone can answer that. Ring HR and explain your situation, or have a word with your boy friend... Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  11. Of you are worried and are committed to becoming a police officer, I think you should have e the integrity to tell your employer that they should find someone that is committed to finish the project. Tbh, your recruitment has been a hell if a lot faster than mine. My vetting took two months and I am squeaky clean. I have regular drug testing. No criminal record and good finances. You go on a waiting list once you have passed and they will load the courses up as they see fit. If you want to be a police officer concentrate on that and do it. Why wait longer because of am employer you are not going to continue working for? Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  12. I have regular drug tests in my job atm and a clean record. My SC clearance took 24 hrs to clear and it still took the fukl eight weeks. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  13. Ring HR and tell them asap. Vetting can take up to 8 weeks so it's not an overnight evolution. I wouldn't worry about it too much, as there is a lot of information to put down. As long as you declare it, I would imagine that it would be fine. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  14. Anyone in the vetting stage for d&c on here? It's been six weeks since I was told that my file would be transferred to vetting. I was told that I would hear from them but I haven't heard anything. I haven't filled out any vetting forms. When I phoned HR they told me that they have to carry out their checks and that they have to do their thing. Surely I should have received a vetting form by now? If not am I right to assume that they would be using the information I gave on the initial application? Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  15. Role plays alone account for half of the total marks available. I'm pretty sure that the interview only accounts for 15%. The only things you actually have to pass is the written communication and working with others. However, I would advise that you do need to score well in everything to get a pass mark. I'm not sure about having to pass everything to get enough marks to succeed in the AC. I concentrated on the interview and Role-plays mostly and passed well, but I was confident about the English written. I wouldn't underestimate the importance of the few percent that verbal reasoning and maths give. Easy marks. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk