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  1. jmmurphy94

    September Intake

    Likewise... I'm counting down the days now until i leave my current job! Im a special but it'll still be a massive learning curve for me as well looking forward to it but im the same as you still nervous ha
  2. jmmurphy94

    September Intake

    I live outside the force area so i don't know where i want to be based really haha any suggestions haha? As for boots in currently a SC for Lincs police so already got boots which are magnum 8.0 side zips. My uniform fitting is on the 31st!
  3. jmmurphy94

    September Intake

    Yes i am on the same intake!
  4. jmmurphy94

    September Intake

    Hi all, Any people out there starting as a PC with WYP in September?
  5. jmmurphy94

    Paternity leave after initial start date?

    I am starting my career with West Yorkshire in September, different circumstances however i have been told i am not allowed any annual leave for the first 23 weeks apart from a mandatory week off after 13 weeks training. Like i say it might be different for paternity leave but they dont really like you having any time off during your initial training or 10 weeks tutorship.
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    Appealing My Deferral

    Yes mate literally yesterday they rang me, unfortunately they have said they are still going to stick to it so got to wait until September now and try get my BMI down in that time, disappointed but i know i'm in as long as i do what they say so i'm still pleased with that. Hope all is well with your application.
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    Appealing My Deferral

    Thanks for the support mate - Will do
  8. jmmurphy94

    Appealing My Deferral

    Yeah when I applied they had a picture on their website stating there was no BMI restrictions? I broke my ankle last year and have put a bit of weight on since then, I do need to be more active I do try go to the gym when I can, but I work in security at the min and my work pattern is awful. I will definitely give HR and email and see what they say, especially because when I applied it did state on their own website there was no restrictions and I have evidence of that as well. Thanks for the support! Cheers - James.
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    Appealing My Deferral

    Hi All, I Have passed my final interview, fitness test however failed my medical. I passed eye test, hearing etc however i've failed on BMI. I do agree i am a bit overweight and am in the process of losing it. However i have been deferred for 6 months told i need to lose 2 stone. I am definitely going to try however i feel like its going to be a challenge, I am a large build - 6ft 3. I just feel hard done by i know they have restrictions however My going to the gym and dieting isnt going to result in my losing 2 stone i doubt, So my question is can i appeal? Especially because the force i am applying for when i applied said they didnt have any BMI restrictions (one of the reasons i applied) Regards, James.
  10. jmmurphy94

    Passed Interview... What's Next?

    Thanks for the advice guys, I did note my injury on them on my medical form which my GP also mentioned & I also put in my absence form so they are are aware.
  11. jmmurphy94

    WYP Training

    Hi all, i was just wondering if anyone had done their student officer training with West Yorkshire? I've passed my interview & fitness test! Just got vetting & medical to get out the way now. However my question is when carrying out the training can you stay over at the training facility? It's about an hours drive to the training facility from where I live so doing that every day is going to be a tad annoying every day for 13 weeks? Also what's the training structured like - Monday to Friday, 9-5 or is it set out like how the shift pattern would be when one the job?
  12. jmmurphy94

    Final Interview Help

    Can't give you too much info as they like to keep it confidential. You have to do a 10 minute unaided presentation if you didn't already know, then answer 6 questions. Just keep positive, just make sure you answer things thoroughly, try answer in the STAR format & don't rush answering the questions. Try to go in with a few examples for the competencies and you should be fine. Best of luck, let us know how it goes
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    Final Interview Help

    Thank you, I just kept transferring my application the difference forces - so just emailed there HR when they started recruiting.
  14. Hi all, I recently passed my interview with West Yorkshire i now have a few questions regarding what comes next, I have my fitness test & biometric vetting next week (which i shouldn't have any problems with) what comes after all that if you're successful? I'm sure they will let me know later on down the line however it would be nice to know whats coming I also have one question - I understand you aren't allowed more than 9 days sick within 12 months, however I was assaulted at work which resulted in me breaking my ankle last year so i had 10 weeks off work. Will this have a negative impact and potentially fail my application? Apart from that time off work i never phone in sick. Regards, James.
  15. jmmurphy94

    Final Interview Help

    Hi all, Thank again for all the advice, had another interview for West Yorkshire yesterday morning and can happily confirm i passed the interview. Onto vetting, medical etc now so fingers crossed all will be well. Thanks again to everyone who helped/ advised me - very much appreciated. Regards, James.