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potential recruit

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  1. potential recruit

    Allowances at different sites

    Hi all hopefully someone can help here. I am hoping on getting the initial course in September. Alot of my choices are in South East England (AWE, Portsmouth etc.) I'm relocating wherever they put me really so a big part of where I go is cost of living and allowances available. E.g. Bacton near Norwich cost of living is way cheaper than near AWE. Anyone got any recommendations for anywhere in cheaper to live areas or what allowances are available that you have enjoyed working?. Anyone who doesn't want to post publicly about allowances payable or issues at certain sites are welcome to pm me. Cheers
  2. potential recruit

    Bulking boots for Wethersfield

    I've bought just one pair of boots to do me initially but will buy a second pair after first month's pay comes in. Haven't polished mine at all yet. My understanding is they don't need bulled until much closer to parade
  3. potential recruit

    Weathersfeild for training

    I ended up buying a pair of bates zero mass side zip boots for £40 online down from £96 odd. Hope they fit, I hate buying online but no decent store to me locally.
  4. potential recruit

    September 2017 course

    I'll have to be, still sore just getting up from the sofa or out of bed. Lol hoping the bleep test/PT training isn't until a week or two into the course as it'd give me the extra time to recover. Looking forward to it though. Eventually heading to Portsmouth myself.
  5. potential recruit

    Weathersfeild for training

    I'm flying so have to be picky about what I do or don't bring. Trying to pick a good pair of boots for wide feet without breaking the bank like a pair of Altbergs would be great but maybe get a pair for Christmas. Anyone got any tips for cheaper boots that don't fit too tight? Durability isn't an issue as they'll be getting replaced in a few months anyway.
  6. potential recruit

    September 2017 course

    I had an emergency appendectomy last night. Absolute nightmare! Can barely move today.
  7. potential recruit

    September 2017 course

    Got contract today. Anyone know when do we start pre course learning?
  8. potential recruit

    September 2017 course

    PM'd you.
  9. potential recruit

    September 2017 course

    I'm from N.I so was relocating wherever they put me as only experienced officers get based here at the DCPO post.
  10. potential recruit

    September 2017 course

    Anyone else relocating for the job?
  11. potential recruit

    September 2017 course

    That's absolutely true and I think its a real testament to our firearms officers here in the UK when compared to many other places in the world that so few of our firearms officers have ever had to discharge their firearms in anger.
  12. potential recruit

    September 2017 course

    I'm happy to have got Portsmouth as I'm relocating and have family there. Better choice for me than AWE but I do regret not getting issued with c8 as it's an ally wee weapon with more punch than an mp7.
  13. potential recruit

    September 2017 course

    I'm heading to Portsmouth
  14. potential recruit

    next course

    So excited to find out where the vacancies might be. :-)
  15. potential recruit

    next course

    Scratch that. I understand recruitment are running a SEARCH this week so should hear sometime next week if you're up next for Sept course. This of course is just my understanding and its worth checking with your recruiter about your own application status. Oh also last I heard they were looking at 11th Sept as a start date but that may have changed since I last spoke to them.
  16. potential recruit

    next course

    Hoping to find out this week what vacancies are available on the course. :-)
  17. potential recruit

    Facebook recruitment page

    As a current MDP applicant, all I can say is my experience of the recruitment team is that they've been really helpful and informative despite me ringing in or messaging with what are usually really minor things and they are extremely busy!!! My thanks to you all.
  18. potential recruit

    Transferring to the PSNI

    As far as I am aware the PSNI are not currently accepting transferees at constable level and rarely do. However a new recruitment window is due to open soon and they may accept transferees when that happens but you'll have to wait and see I think,
  19. potential recruit

    Travel Reimbursement

    Hello, I know this has probably been covered at some point previously but I don't even know which thread topic it may be in so going to ask here. I understand that during initial training the MDP will pay for travel costs including flights if necessary to go home at weekends. Once in the job do the MDP pay for or reimburse you anything if travelling home during rest days? Thanks
  20. potential recruit

    Travel Reimbursement

    thanks for the quick reply baby jack. I'll drop them an email later.
  21. potential recruit

    Assessment centre - February 2017

    Can't go into detail on what is included in the role plays as that would give people an unfair advantage over others. However the usual applies remain calm and professional throughout. Try to provide solutions you think could be acceptable and engage with the role play actor, ask them how they would like the situation to be resolved and ask questions.
  22. potential recruit

    Armed Infrastructure Police

    Should be interesting to find out more in January http://news.sky.com/story/new-armed-police-to-protect-uks-infrastructure-proposed-10666999
  23. potential recruit

    January intake

    I'd be relocating wherever they decide to place me if I get through the final stage here but I have family in Portsmouth so that would be good. That said Aldermaston/Burghfield would be good too as it's not a million miles away.
  24. potential recruit

    January intake

    Good luck to you too Sparky, Where are you hoping to be based if you don't mind me asking?
  25. potential recruit

    January intake

    I'm hoping for Portsmouth in March. Got medical tomorrow. :)