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  1. 2 points
    Here goes to a week of refreshing emails
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    Got my final offer today ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Hi Ricey, Thereโ€™s nothing wrong with it as such, just it can be long days and not much happening at times. I knew before I joined thatโ€™s what I was signing up to do and was ok with it at the time. But after going down to the training school for 17 weeks and working hard down there to learn a lot of legislation, I just feel that itโ€™s going to a waste a bit with not really any job satisfaction. Also the small amount of actual police work that I have been involved in I have really enjoyed and has made me think even more so now of joining Police Scotland. Iโ€™m not putting the job down at all as there is certainly a need for what we provide and to be honest itโ€™s not a horrible job. Good shifts I find (2 days, 2 nights off for 4) and lots of overtime. Currently looking through all the recruitment information and learning all the competencies and hopefully apply within the next few weeks.
  4. 1 point
    There was one for Sept so might as well have one for December, there is also a whatssapp group for folk going in December if anyone is interested, there's a good few in it already so don't be shy.
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    Best if I keep going then.๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„
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    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.
  7. 1 point
    Starting this topic for all the applicants going through the Police Scotland process this year...... whether it being at the start of the process or towards the end. Good luck folks. "Semper Vigilo"
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    Sir Richard Mayne [emoji6] Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk
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    [emoji106] Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk
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    Hi. The process was more stringent than UK at the time, fitness wise anyway I.e. Doing the plank and a few other bits. Obviously quite a while ago now but basically the mental aspects was to remember certain facts presented to you and watch a video and complete a report back as to what you was going to do in relation to investigation etc. Along those lines. You was put up in military barracks for weekend. Its very much as British as the UK is, but obviously your in gib, with Spanish residents aswel due to the border. The pre reads were about the history of the police and to do with a person called Richard. Ill try to connect link. All the best [emoji106] Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk
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    Anyone else checking their emails every 5 mins this week for final offer?
  12. 1 point
    Honestly being able to answer on the fly is an asset , however if you don't hit those descriptors you won't pass the interview. The interviewers score your interview on how many of them your answers hit. It's fine to go in without pre prepared answers - I only went in with a few events memorised and planned to flesh them out depending on the questions but it is absolutely vital you get the competencies and descriptors down so when you do "wing it" you're doing so in a manner that gets you through the interview.
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    I didn't strictly use STAR as imho it doesn't always fit to structure an answer that way however it is important to structure it somehow. STAR is a great method but if you don't feel it works for a certain answer then just make sure you tell them why you were doing something , what it is you were doing , what it is you done and what the outcomes / lessons you learned etc were from this. Personally when I was revising I found it easier to sit down with the competencies and learn the descriptors inside out, then I would look at say Personnel Effectiveness and think of example questions ( the search bar here is handy because you can search by term and limit it to say this thread throwing up results relevant to you) and I would write down example answers - just a line to help remember the occasion - and then I would practice either speaking a full answer ( or writing it down) and compare it to the descriptors to see if it would meet the criteria. If it didn't I would do them again and make changes to make sure it did. This was good practice for A - Making up answers on the fly B - Practising structuring question in the right manner C - Having a loose list of events fresh in my mind that might fit a question while avoiding the pitfalls of going in with 1-2 canned answers that probably won't fit the questions asked. They also are not looking for spectacular stories ( unless you have one then fine) and totally mundane run of the mill stuff is fine as long as it answers the question ( my personal effectiveness answer was about training for an ultramarathon while having a working wife and 2 kids). Best of luck with your app.
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    Hey, Iโ€™m new to this forum, just thought Iโ€™d say hi as I am also just awaiting my final offer through having had my references requested.
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    Well done with your final fitness. 9.5 is good. They'll want you to hit 10 at Tulli so you'll manage it fine. I've got my second fitness at Tulli next Friday, straight after lunch ๐Ÿ˜’ so think i'll be giving lunch a miss. Enjoy the uniform fitting. Its such a surreal experience.
  17. 1 point
    That's a big intake, well done on f/f today ๐Ÿ˜€
  18. 1 point
    At least March is looking likely for you haha! You'll be finishing your 2 year probabtion by the time I'm invited for my FF etc...
  19. 1 point
    Give recruitment a ring they will be best placed to confirm but certainly when I was applying L division on the form had 2 options LA which was clydebank and Dumbarton which is west dumbartonshire and LB which was everything else so helensburgh, on an, campbeltown, rothesay etc and is Argyll & bute council area. Check the posting preference form as it may say as I've explained above or call recruitment Good luck
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    I know how you feel right now. You just want to get going. But you will be up to your elbows in legislation and definitions in no time. Enjoy your free time while you still have it lol ๐Ÿ˜
  21. 1 point
    You have to call within 3 days of your FF to arrange uniform fitting. So it will be 1-2 week after FF.
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    Gonna be class doing that in the snow in February ( didn't mean to quote you mate , crappy forum package won't let me remove it )๐Ÿ˜‚
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    Hopefully. Get ready for life to change. Haha ๐Ÿ˜‚
  24. 1 point
    I know patience is a trait of great use in a Police Officer but it's not one I'm blessed with. *Grumpily glares at calender again*
  25. 1 point
    It's great. First week is a real shock to the system though. And even though it's good you tend to be dead on your feet most days. Days for me tend to be up at 6 and bed at 11 so I'm sleeping a lot less than I used. Your "free time" is not really yours tbh there is always something to study or uniform prep to do. Once a week we go to the bar and unwind a wee bit but it's super busy.