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One more question in relation to the Initial Interview. When studying the national priorities, is it important to go into more detail about each priority in terms of prevention, knowledge and innovation. Or is it simply a case of rhyming off the priorities such as ' Violence, Disorder and Anti-Social Behaviour, Serious Organised Crime' etc.
Silly question, but do the recruitment team expect you to go in clean shaven for the initial interview? I'd like to grow a moustache for Movember, but I don't know if it's good custom to go into the interview with no facial hair.
Hi guys, I've got my initial interview on the 20th November, which gives me around 3 weeks to prepare. I've already learned the rank structure (constable through to chief constable, executive team, police staff, specialist units etc), purpose, focus, values, training, Tulliallan, Standards of Professional Behaviour and Protected Characteristics. I still need to look at local and national priorities, memorise the descriptors for each of the competencies and think of a couple of examples. I also need to visit my local station and speak to a probationer. Is there anything glaringly obvious I've missed, and do you think I'm on track to learn all of the above? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers, Sco
Great, thanks. Do you remember what month you sat them in 2012? I've actually passed the SETs twice; in 2008 and 2012. Not sure why I had to do them again, but might have been because my first application was with Strathclyde and my 2nd was with Central Scotland. If I do have to sit them again and fail, I wouldn't be able to reapply despite passing them on two occasions. I'm hoping the results are banked and I'll go straight to my Initial Interview or it'll be a very nerve wracking exam.
Hi guys, Just submitted my application which took me ages to write but I gave it my best shot. One question, I passed the SET back in 2012. Will have to do them again? I've heard they're banked, but also heard you have resit them if it's over five years. Cheers, Sco.