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DSton91 last won the day on February 20 2017

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    shift patterns

    All shift patterns have varied start and finish times as you'll be different from a weekday than you would be a weekend. 2/2/2/4 is not too bad, you're just working your way round the clock as the set goes on. That being said - finishing on a NightShift means that your first rest day is pretty much a write off, and starting on an early means the last rest day is an early night! Overall, I find it alright, you get varied weekends off which is good and it's easier to plan ahead as you know what rest days you should have in the future.. provided they're not cancelled for court/other things! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Scottish Police Emergency Life Support.. aka first aid Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hey guys, had a quick sift through the posts back a few pages. Lot of joy and equally disappointment, hopefully the latter will see that they're not the only ones to have stumbled and will bounce back after the 6 months. Definitely not alone! Just about to go into week 7 at tulli, so here's a wee summary so far: First couple of days are just admin, sorting out uniform and photos for warrant cards. Don't worry too much if you're feeling overwhelmed with all the info - it's an awful lot to take in! The rest of the week is formalities and tick boxes, making sure that you know the standards and what to do and more importantly what not to do not only while at the college but when you're out either at night or the weekend! Then the class inputs begin. What seem like 3 monstrosities of folders and a booklet of definitions will make you feel, again, overwhelmed.. and you might be thinking 'what have I gotten myself in for' but just keep in mind that hundreds have sat in the same seat, with the same folders and still passed out! There are knowledge checks (mini exams) and practicals for each unit where you use what you've learned to reinforce it. OST is all good fun, about a week and two days in total and it's a good break to be out of uniform and in civvies (navy or black joggies only, for those who are looking at buying kit). There is a handcuff assessment and then a final OST practical assessment followed by a theory exam (which we are yet to get). In terms of standards etc.. crossed arms/hands in pockets/sub standard uniform and failing to acknowledge everyone you meet is the biggies, and will get you in bother. Reading this might make you more apprehensive for coming up but it absolutely shouldn't. It's amazing, and you learn so much. Make sure your partners are all aware that the phone signal is awful, and that the weekends go by FAR too quickly. Prioritise, it's only 11 weeks - and studying is by far number one on my list while I'm at the college. All the best to those in the earlier stages. Keep the faith to those having to deal with the horrific wait which comes with that provisional offer. Finally, to those who are already in in March, it flys by - and before you know it you're here. Everything I've said will be repeated, I guarantee it - but nothing wrong with a little heads up! I'm back for divisional training at tulli (P div do module 2 here) so I might see a few of you kicking about in your suits! Good luck!! One thing I didn't mention - fitness - our second (of 2 while you're here) was on Tuesday - you get one in week one and other in week 6 - and the pass was 5.4, however don't think that's the benchmark. It's a best effort and you should aim for the levels that were your standard before the change. A pass is a pass, but you'll be spoken to if you don't get to where you 'should have been' previously! On fitness, if you fail one when you're up you get a 'regulation 9' which basically means one more fail both at the college and during your probation and you're risking your job. That being said, the PEI's have said that levels 1-6 are a warm up so you should never be failing 5.4!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hey Guys - just home after the first week of the December intake! LOTS of info to remember and admin to do as well as classes and uniform prep. Can be stressful at times but really enjoying it. For those waiting, your time will come! When it does just remember to be on time (aka 5/10mins before everything is supposed to be), say good morning to absolutely everyone you meet... like ever.. and don't panic about not knowing where to go/how to do things - the first week is more of an induction and you're not expected to be superman! Have a really good Christmas and best of luck to those both waiting for a place and at earlier stages in the process - fingers crossed for you all!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Just post 9 more times randomly throughout the forum - takes 5 mins, then drop me a message with your number and I'll add you in Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. DSton91

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    There from the 19th til the 23rd then back on the 2nd of Jan. Last break at Christmas for a while me thinks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. DSton91

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    I'm on the 19th of December intake and we were told in our final offer email that we'd find out divisional postings within two weeks. As for station, you do find that out at tulli - towards the end of your time at the college - although I've heard of a few who've left the college and didn't find out until a couple of days before they started! Good luck with your SETs/IF! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Congrats, did you only just find out today? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. DSton91

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    You from the west? Or applying to any divisions there? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. DSton91

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    That's only Jan, not long at all!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. DSton91

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Not usually, Nik25! You'll get info about final fitnesses etc though. Next intake is march so not sure if they'll have one again this year! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Police Scotland Recruitment

    I'm East - E, J & P Divisions. Fingers crossed for everyone! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Police Scotland Recruitment

    How'd you get on, pass? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. DSton91

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    If your SETs and fitness tests are at Jackton you'll need to wear your sports kit because there's no changing facilities - if it's fettes you get changed after you've done the SETs.. if they're on seperate days and you've only got the fitness to do then you may as well go in gym kit.. people went to final fitness in their running stuff and were fine! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Regardless. Different areas are doing different things in different ways - as seems to be the trend. As was said earlier - all depends on notice periods. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk