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  1. Benny078

    Proactive team?

    Saw a video on the WYP Facebook page the other day that mentioned the proactive team. I thought I'd familiarised myself fairly well with departments etc prior to my start date, but can't seem to find much out about this one. Anybody clued up on what sort of stuff the proactive team does?
  2. Benny078

    Tips for the Final Interview WYP

    This is good to know, those 3 stations are all my favourites I'm hoping for! :)
  3. Benny078

    Tips for the Final Interview WYP

    Got mine today too (Leeds). Just under 10 weeks til start date. Time is dragging!
  4. Benny078

    Tips for the Final Interview WYP

    Got my start date at last. Only 8 weeks since my interview! Start 30th of May, anyone else got that one??
  5. Evening all, So as the title says, I'm getting a bit of a flap on about the financial vetting checks. So far I've breezed through the application, assessment centre and fitness test. Have my interview in a couple of weeks and I feel like my prep for that is going well. I have no worries about the security vetting (One uncle with an ABH charge from the 70's that I haven't seen for 5 years and a smackhead cousin I haven't seen for 10). My own record is miraculously clean, not so much as a speeding ticket on there. My worries about the financial checks are probably unfounded but any info from folks on here would be appreciated. I have no CCJ's or IPP's, never been bankrupt and when I've done a few online credit score checks they've all been between 750 and 850 which (I think?) is OK. But, I do have a few credit cards that are all around their limit. Nothing unmanageable, I think I've missed one or two payments in the last 3 years. And I have a car loan which again is more than manageable. My concern is that on paper this all looks like a lot. Is this likely to go against me? The last time I wanted a job this much was when I joined the army, and the hardest test then was to not eat the crayon they gave us to fill in the application. So any help or reassurance anyone may have would be fantastic. Cheers.
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    A Levels/qualifications

    Sheer chance, as soon as I read your reply the website updated as the opening got applications gets closer. Now has a number on it, calling tomorrow! Cheers.
  7. Struggling to find anything from google about this so thought I'd ask here. Despite my assertion in my introduction about not asking questions. On the West Yorks Police recruitment page it's stated that 2 A Levels are required, and on another page it states a level 3 equivalent under the education act 2008. I'm wondering how stringent that rule is? Or which applies? I went to college, but dropped out during my second year to join the army. This was well over a decade ago. Will my not insignificant life experience and skills be enough that I should still apply? Or would it be more sensible to apply as a special first? It's my understanding that I can't apply for both simultaneously. Cheers in advance for any input. Ben.
  8. Benny078

    Joke Time.

    Bit of a gross groaner but... What do doors and cheese have in common?
  9. Benny078

    Forces and military discussion topic

    Just because they aren't here doesn't mean they can't be ripped on. Although it would be more fun to here the inadequate "we do the same job as you!" type whimpers. Seen the 5 Miler Of Death video. It never gets old...
  10. Benny078

    Forces and military discussion topic

    Afternoon, Just joined and introduced myself on the mandatory introductions bit. But being ex-mil thought I'd do the same here. Ex infantry but a civvie since early 2012 and left as a PTI so you can all rest assured that I am exceptionally good looking. Also like to suggest that the inter-unit banter ceases immediately, and all future jibes and friendly fire be directed exclusively at the RAF Regt. I feel they are far more deserving.
  11. Benny078

    Compulsory Hello

    Evening, I'm led to believe that in order to view the full forum, I have to prove I'm not a robot. So hello, I'm Ben. A Yorkshireman. Ex-forces and with a view to joining my local force in the not too distant future. Not here to ask questions because, well, google. Been a civvie for 5 years, got a dog, and in my spare time I like shouting abuse at clouds and reading Mills and Boon books out loud whilst riding the bus. My dislikes include: People who eat crisps at the cinema. Guinness. Lists. Irony. Russel Brand. People who order 'Raspberry-mocha-frappucino' type drinks in coffee shops. Will that do?