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  2. A man accused of stealing a marked police van from outside a police station has appeared in court charged with seven offences. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/police-van-stolen-sussex-bungay-sean-warman-steal-car-thief-a8630681.html?amp
  3. An "apparently fake" ambulance vehicle was pulled over as it was being driven by a man in Swansea, police have said. The estate car, which was covered in highly-visible paint and logos, was stopped at Penclawdd, Gower, on Monday. The 19-year-old driver was held on suspicion of driving whilst disqualified, with no insurance and other offences. The Welsh Ambulance Service confirmed it was not one of its vehicles and the driver was not an employee. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-wales-46193779
  4. Gmac1502

    December Intake Thread

    25th October
  5. Foxtror123

    December Intake Thread

    Well done! When was your final fitness?
  6. Gmac1502

    December Intake Thread

    Got my final offer email today ๐Ÿ˜
  7. DR10

    December Intake Thread

    Yeah I thought thatโ€™s what they said! Thanks!
  8. Foxtror123

    December Intake Thread

    Finish on the 21st of December & return on the 2nd of Jan. Although I'm not sure if it's start back classes on the 2nd or return the evening of the 2nd. Suppose we will find out up there.
  9. 1869

    December Intake Thread

    Best if I keep going then.๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„
  10. DR10

    December Intake Thread

    Cheers. According to the email itโ€™s two weeks prior to the intake start when weโ€™ll find out the division and my final fitness was on the 24th October. Does anyone remember what recruitment said about when we finish in December and start back in January, whatโ€™s dates?
  11. Jambo439

    December Intake Thread

    Congrats! What divs are you and when did you have FF?
  12. DR10

    December Intake Thread

    Thanks ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ
  13. Foxtror123

    December Intake Thread

    I only had mines on Friday so just awaiting Smt results & then that should be me! Hopefully not much longer. Well done on getting Your final offer.
  14. Spider12

    December Intake Thread

    Everytime you tell folk not to expect their offer someone seems to get one ๐Ÿ˜‚ Congrats @DR10
  15. DR10

    December Intake Thread

    Mine was 24th of last month
  16. Foxtror123

    December Intake Thread

    Congrats, when was your final fitness / SMT?
  17. DR10

    December Intake Thread

    Just had my final offer and Iโ€™ve got no notice period
  18. 1869

    December Intake Thread

    Just a wee reminder that they informed us last Friday that final offers will go out on the basis of who needs the most notice.
  19. Foxtror123

    December Intake Thread

    Not for me, had my uniform fitting today and my reference has been sent to recruitment from my current employer. FF/SMT last Friday so fingers crossed I get my offer on Friday.
  20. Spider12

    December Intake Thread

    No more offers went out yet ?
  21. Spider12

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    You can use the same examples of you're lucky enough to get asked the same questions ๐Ÿ˜ It's worth knowing when PS was formed and it's specified purpose , it's structure ( the executive board) and the rank structure. I'm sure you know but the AC has different competencies as well and you're asked a question on Effective Communication too. The AC is a good day , you'll enjoy it. Best of luck.
  22. Glasgow1

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hi all Had my initial interview last week and got my AC this week so it's all going quite fast. For the second interview can you use the same examples as you used for the first or are you expected to use new ones? Also, what other areas do I need to focus on other than probationary structure, priorities, code of ethics, specified units, standards of professional behaviour? Thanks
  23. Foxtror123

    December Intake Thread

    Here goes to a week of refreshing emails
  24. 1869

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Please don't over complicate things. Understanding the competency is the key and if you use the star method effectively you should hit the descriptors without over thinking on them. (just my opinion) Good Luck
  25. Livi147

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Much appreciated. Will work hard on this ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Any examples of this?
  26. Spider12

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Go with the competencies as there listed on the sheets you were given at SET / from the PS website. They don't all have 10 descriptors and with effective communication they don't all apply to the interview question - EC is assessed as a whole on the initial interview and as a direct question at the AC. I'm not advocating for trying to force yourself into trying to fit every single descriptor into every answer ( iirc each question needs X amount of points hit to pass but I'm not sure if the exact value) but when you sit down and start learning them it didn't take long to get them down and a lot are pretty simple eg communicating clearly , having good punctuations / grammar / spelling / providing info in a clear and easy to understand manner are all staples of all communication. Personally I think a lot of the interview process is a test of how much you've prepared. They start drumming on you the importance on the competencies before you even apply and all through the process , they provide a huge amount of information on the PS website ( literally everything you need for job knowledge is on there) and though it is undeniably nerve wracking the tools are all there to pass. I probably went overboard as I had printed notes but I rewrote everything related to job knowledge out in an a4 note book and rewrote out the competencies ( feel I remember stuff better when I do this) and then spent an hour a night leaning them in the weeks running up to the interviews. (Excuse the formatting I'm on mobile)
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