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  1. Harryvonhoofing

    What makes a good vetting appeal?

    Ah. So sorry to hear that. Having left HM Forces to join a HO force I can completely understand the nightmare you have had. I got early release and the whole process was extremely stressful. Best of luck. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  2. Harryvonhoofing

    Advice needed

    My medical consisted of giving a form to my GP, who will answer the questions based on your medical records. Once there a nurse checked hearing and made sure it was correct. Interview can vary by force. Which force? Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  3. Harryvonhoofing

    What makes a good vetting appeal?

    How did your appeal go? Fair one, I would expect they would, MDP does have its good points, specialisations etc. But it's not exactly frontline, on the street policing as much as HO forces, which is why I wouldn't apply. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  4. Harryvonhoofing

    What makes a good vetting appeal?

    Well I'm honestly stumped on this one mate, sounds like you've got an outstanding arsenal to back your appeal. After being in the forces and seeing MDP around bases I wouldn't apply for them, personally. Good luck with your appeal though, keep us posted. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  5. Harryvonhoofing

    What makes a good vetting appeal?

    Well you can add that, did you declare it? My brother in law was convicted last year of a criminal offence, k declared ir and stated that he lives in Southampton and I have no regular contact with him and I passed amd passed the vetting update, its the only thing that I was worried about. Integrity is a massive thing and can lead to an immediate fail Your army testimonial would look good as it's from a government body, I would think.. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  6. Harryvonhoofing

    What makes a good vetting appeal?

    If they won't disclose the reason you've failed, that would indicate that it's because of a family member. Gettinf together character references would be a good start and evidence your own good character. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  7. Harryvonhoofing

    Assessment centre preparation courses

    Blue light consultancy does Manchester and is very good, check out their Facebook. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  8. Harryvonhoofing

    Too Keen?

    Usually when someone tell you that you're too keen it's a term of endearment. I wouldn't get too hung up on it. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  9. Harryvonhoofing


    Evening, So bit of an update since my last post. I passed vetting and my clearance certificate was issued to HR. Sadly following my references came back, which was the final stage before formal offer, the MOD said that I could not be released from service to join in June 17. Luckily after a bit of negotiation, they agreed to defer my start date until August and the MOD agreed that I would be released for then. When I received the call with the offer for August start date I was told that I had completed everything and that a formal letter would be issued once everyone had cleared. A week passed and I contacted HR, I was informed that I was required to fill out a vetting update form, because my last one had expired... I was told that it was just to declare that nothing had changed and didn't change anything. I rung up a week later and HR told me that they are waiting for my vetting clearance to come through. My question is: how long does a vetting clearance certificate last? I can't believe that my last certificate expired after a month. It feels like I am being told false information and that HR aren't managing expectations very well. I have nothing to hide, but I am in a unique situation where normally I would have to give 12 months notice to the MOD to leave the forces and I am being allowed go leave early to join the Police. If I was being told the correct information in the first place then I wouldnt be in the situation where I don't know what is going on. Any help? Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  10. Harryvonhoofing


    As far as I cam remember, you can opt to have them destroyed or withdraw consent afterwards. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  11. Harryvonhoofing

    Vetting interview??

    It's standard procedure if they have found something. I wouldn't say it's something to be worried about, be truthful about it, the fact that you've got an interview and not a fail is probably a good sign. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  12. Harryvonhoofing

    Recommended kit

    So, I'm starting training in a few months amd I am looking at what kit would be useful to have. As far as I'm aware I'll be issued everything apart from boots. I'm thinking of getting kit bag/ ruck sack, spare torch, cheap watch, decent belt (Velcro for under the stab vest) Is there any other recommendations or constructive criticism of the above? As far as I'm aware, you're issued a click fast torch dock. Obviously I don't want to look like I've been dipped in glue and have been dragged through a black hawk factory, being a new probationer. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  13. Harryvonhoofing

    Advice needed please

    Sorry on the waiting list for two years, not one. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  14. Harryvonhoofing

    Advice needed please

    Ah that socks, sorry to hear that. That happened to my mate, when they cut the budgets a few years ago, but they ended up recruiting again and got in. The force I'm applying to doesn't do vetting until you have been allocated a provisional start date. So I was about to get a formal job offer when the politics of being in the forces stopped it. The force agreed to defer my date on the provision that I would be released for the next intake, so I'm just waiting for them to get the green light to start loading it up. Very frustrating considering how delicate the current political climate is with budgets. As far as I'm aware, certainly with the force I'm applying to, after your interview/medical/biometrics and fitness you are in a waiting list for a year. I was told that it could be upto and over eight months until starting for the posting that I wanted. So it doesn't sound unusual. Sorry to hear that. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
  15. Harryvonhoofing

    Advice needed please

    What force was this? I was minutes away from a formal offer of employment, but due to HM Forces not releasing me I had to turn it down. Luckily both the force I'm applying to and my work have both been very accommodating amd have agreed to defer my date. Nightmare. By all means, carry on at your work place but if you get an offer take it. Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk