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  1. Sorry I replied to the wrong person. I would suggest that you speak to HR, did it tell you what you failed on? I feel for you. I am leaving the forces at the moment and I'm waiting on a provisional start date before I start vetting. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  2. I would suggest that you speak to HR, did it tell you what you failed on? I feel for you. I am leaving the forces at the moment and I'm waiting on a provisional start date before I start vetting. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  3. Definitely, they can give you a heads up about the search assessment centre and interviews. Bluelight consultancy is worth a look as well. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  4. I would imagine that it would be best to withdraw your application and start fresh. The paper sift is only relevant to that specific force, because every force has different standards. I have spoken to a PC in a HO force who transferred from MDP, then again he was fully trained when he did. Email HR, they will be able to advise better. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  5. My guess would be, if they introduce themselves by their first name, it would indicate that they are fine with you using it. I'm in the military as well, maybe I'm too rigid but I'd like to think that by displaying respect and professionalism in that environment, it would indicate what sort of person I would be on the job. Obviously im not implying that you're not if you don't address them by their rank, it's just how I do things until I have done some time with them. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  6. I was interviewed by an inspector and a Sgt, both introduced themselves using their first names, but I called them Ma'am and Sgt. I didn't want to be too informal and get complacent. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  7. My second time through, passed interview first time (failed AC first time). The second time round I didn't use any examples from my policing role and scored highly. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  8. Are you being specific enough with your answers and evidencing them showing your understanding of the competency required. In other words being specific about what YOU did and what were the reasons for this, also mention what could have happened if you hadn't done this. This will give you plenty of detail and depth to your answer. Look at each competency and think of two (at least) possible questions and answers and rehearse an answer. Practice in front of a mirror or with a friend/ relative. I would recommend bluelight consultancy. Brendan has a number of blogs and YouTube videos that are very useful. Hope this helps. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  9. Who knows, they change all the time. They will be similar to the ones on the application. As I said in the how2become book you get specific examples. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  10. With d&c we were told that once you are at the stage of awaiting a provisional start date (SEARCH & interview passed) your name is on the list for two years. The only things that may need redoing is medical and fitness (depending on time lapse) Obviously transferring marks may be different. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  11. Which constabulary was this. Just out of curiosity... Surely a year is worth the wait, if it means getting the constabulary of your choosing.... Obviously I don't know your circumstances, nor is it any of my business, but I am in a similar position of having to wait upto (or over) eight months, just so I can get the area I want. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  12. There are plenty of books about the interviews, Richard Mcmunn 'how2become' books are very popular. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  13. As far as I'm aware you can transfer the pensions across, but you'll lose 1/3 of your armed forces pension because you don't pay into it, whereas you do with the police one. After six years I wouldn't imagine it's even worth it, it won't take any years off of your service in the police, it will give you 4years worth of pension. You'll get less out of it. At 11 years, I won't be. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  14. How does doing one of these courses mean that you're buying yourself into a job? I understand your frustrations, and feel that the AC does not reflect the line of work that a Police Officer does, but these are mandatory. Why shouldn't someone be able to invest in their future, learn the game and pass. They may turn out to be a very successful Police Officer, may be a better one that you're painting yourself to be. Obviously I can't comment on any people that are sub standard PC'S that have slipped through the net. But it's the way it is, they could change the selection and the same would happen. It's like saying I've been in the army for ten years and not passing selection, then someone who has done three years passing selection. Takes time and experience to become good at anything. They can train people to be police officers, it's about getting the people through the door, not stopping people just because they didn't have the experience as a special beforehand. Just because you have haven't been successful, doesn't mean that you can't be humble at someones success. Try again, trust me, you will want it more. I passed second time, good thing is I got the constabulary I actually wanted second time round. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  15. I found the interview easier than AC.... I was actually able to sell myself rather than face an emotionless assessor. As far as I'm aware your assessment centre results last for a few years and you can transfer them. Although not all forces accept transferred scores. I know hants do... Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk