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  1. Cheers pal, yeah that seems like the way forward, i gave them a buzz yesterday so hopefully they'll help me out . Problem was due to needing an up to date dyslexia report (which was eye watering expensive). I've applied for Harwell, which i hear is quite a low priority site.
  2. Been in the pipe for a course date for a fair few months now, applying the pressure to try and jump on a January start date , just not a huge demand for my site unfortunately.
  3. Cheers bodkd! yeah i'm the same cjclarke , another 4 hour round trip to complete a brisk jog ...
  4. Yeah i'm the same , been in the pipe since March 2016 passed selection in April this year and still been told nothing. I rang them up and had the same spiel 'we'll let you know when you need to know'
  5. bodkd, i was always curious about this, are they pretty flexible with courses start dates? only reason i ask is i still have a commitment to the MOD to fulfill which may over run until autumn this year.
  6. Hey Paddy986, By the sounds of it a lot of people seem to suffer around the roles of an AFO. The other questions where you're asked to talk about various scenarios is relatively straight forward. As long as through out you can display a thought process where you've not only thought about the impact to your self and the victim, but also the surrounding general public. For answering these questions i'd suggest using the following the STAR method , and verbally outline how you want to answer the questions broken into the 4 categories. S -Situation : The situation presented to you T -Task : Your assessment of the situation and your tasks, again taking into account what i mentioned above. A- Actions : Natrually, what actions you took. R- Results : results to the situation and those involved and more importantly what you learned. Now on the AFO piece, they'll want to see you've done your research, so i would suggest the following - The actions of an AFO is to stop a suspect by a ballistic means, it is therefore the direct responsibility of the AFO to conduct the medical attention of that individual post incident. You must emphasize you understand the impact this will have your life, your partners and your career. - Look in to the Police's 'national decision model', it's a 5 step model geared around how police offices should make decisions and how AFO's should also. You don't need to know it inside and out but you should know the headings at the very least. - Finally, mention that you 'know of', the 7 tactical options that are used by AFO's and ARV's, there are in fact 100's but those are sub-headed under the main 7. Any questions feel free to DM me
  7. Afo Harwell

    Hi all, Any other AFO Harwell applicants who have passed the assessment center waiting out on pre-employment medical / a slither of information around perspective training dates? cheers,
  8. It took me about the same time to get through paper sift, it's an increasingly slow process, but speaking to HR and CNC training staff a lot of man power is being taken up by priority sites. Currently top of that list is Sellafield , understandably. It is a waiting game , but I'm told the back log is slowing down and priority diverted to other sites. I applied March 2016, and still waiting for a start date! Give me a shout if you pass sift, i'll be happy to give you some prep tips, material and advice for the assessment day.
  9. Hi all, I know the topic of Training has bounced around a fair bit, but not so much on police front. My question is does any know if the standard of police training includes the Certificate In Knowledge of Policing? Thanks, Steers
  10. Nope no maths test. Just the 4 main events are fitness, firearms , interview and written test.
  11. Ah annoying to say the least, well best of luck regardless. We were told by HR we'd find out in the following week of the assessment, did you find this? ha, no sorry mate i meant which CNC operational site will you be based at?
  12. Ah brilliant , thanks Jinxxx, i see you have a start date. Very jealous , best luck with it all. what site have you applied for out of curiosity?
  13. Following on the note of knowing if you pass the assessment , does anyone know if you receive it in the post or via email? only reason i ask is i moved the day after i attended (i have told them).
  14. Further on from what Jinxxx has said i would read up on the 'Code of ethics' , this demonstrates a very clear understanding of the core behaviors and competency's of a police officer, let alone an AFO. Further on from that you can slip in answers on the 'national decision model' (effectivly the model used for decision making as a police officer), and even further on from that can suggest through research you know of the '7 basic tactical options' available for AFO's and ARV's. May seem over the top but gives a greater understanding of what is required and then tie it in with a CNC focus.
  15. Hi all, Just had my assessment on Saturday, and i think i met a few of you on here, so fingers crossed you all pass (including myself). Annoyingly though there was one question i forgot to ask in the haze of the interview process which was, 'What is the difference between operational and support units?' The site I've applied for is 1 of the 3 operational units, but am none the wiser on what separates them apart (although doesn't make a blind bit of difference as i cant change now) . Through research of a questionable website i found the below "Of these, three are classed as Operational Units, where an ordinary police presence is maintained, while eight are Support Units, which have an overt armed police presence." But if someone could expand on this in anyway would be pretty helpful? Many thanks, Steersy