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  1. Thanks for the reply. I assume the rest of the assessment (firearms, interview etc.) was held at Culham?
  2. Is the fitness assessment still held at Culham or is it more local to the individual to save travelling?
  3. Question on the SET

    You are permitted to use a calculator. They provide the calculator and it's only their calculator you can use. Good luck!
  4. Police Scotland Recruitment

    How likely is it to get a negative question for a competency during the initial interview? I have only prepared positive examples because my understanding is that they throw in negative scenarios in the final interview.
  5. Police Scotland Recruitment

    It looks like a great workshop, but it's too far away from me. Not to create a dilemma though. I have already contacted Ayrshire Police on Twitter to enquire if the same workshop will come to Ayrshire or any other West Command Division. I may even drop an e-mail to recruitment. I really hope it does come to West Command within the 4 months, as obviously I would prefer to do that sooner before I re-apply. Thanks! :)
  6. Police Scotland Recruitment

    I spent the first month (October) picking myself up and self evaluating. I also got my feedback. On most competencies I answered the question but never hit the valid descriptors that fitted well with my examples. On diversity I gave an answer that was more Service Delivery. I passed Job Knowledge and Personal Awareness. During the second month I am forcing myself into situations at work to make something from it. I am re-writing competencies old and new concentrating on the descriptors and the specifics (I was thrown off by how specific the questions were during the interview).
  7. Police Scotland Recruitment

    How quickly did the 6 month waiting go for you? I am almost 2 months into the 6 and have been trying to prepare for sending my application in March but sometimes that can lead to me frustrating myself as the waiting game continues. Edit to add congratulations on passing your AC!! :)
  8. Police Scotland Recruitment

    You can do that? I wish I knew beforehand because my first question never fell on what I had prepared and I really had to think on my feet which re-surfaced the nerves.
  9. Police Scotland Recruitment

    Unless of course I'm taking the word 'Task' too literal.
  10. Police Scotland Recruitment

    I appreciate the help but it's hard to fit in 'Task' if there is no task to the situation.
  11. Police Scotland Recruitment

    Sometimes I feel the STAR method is okay depending on the situation. For example STAR was great for answering personal awareness, personal effectiveness and team work. But I found it easier in some other examples to use a beginning middle and end structure especially for the diversity competency. :)
  12. Police Scotland Recruitment

    I'm preparing answers for questions that I got in my initial interview - I never expected the questions to be so specific! I answered the questions but never hit the points. But I completely agree with your comments on over preparation. I am writing out my competencies as I remember, no STAR method or beginning, middle and end just simply the situation as I remember. I then re-write the example but this time identifying where I have hit the descriptors and then adding the descriptor into my answer. This way I'm keeping things simple and open for when I go back next year.
  13. Police Scotland Recruitment

    Cheers. I feel lucky hitting 3 never mind 4 with this Diversity section. I would genuinely applaud anyone who got 4 or more in that competency.
  14. Police Scotland Recruitment

    How are the competencies assessed? For my feedback I was told that I answered the question, but never hit the points set out in the descriptors and was advised to have a look at them. Since then I have been setting out my answers accordingly for the next interview, trying to hit as many descriptors the situation allows. However, when writing my situations for the Respect for Diversity section I noticed they really only hit 2 or 3 of the descriptors. When looking at the descriptors I feel they jump about the place. In other words I find it hard to match the majority of them because each descriptor seems relevant for very different situations respectfully. If my situation were to satisfy the 3 respective descriptors which I can relate to within my answer, would that be deemed satisfactory?
  15. Police Scotland Recruitment

    I phoned the recruitment team, they told me the 6 month period of waiting applies to both the Specials and the Regulars.