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  3. Spider12

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    The folk from Jackton told us the same at the candidate briefing. They said to remember those on the A/C are not fighting you for jobs and to bear in mind that these are the guys/girls you will likely going through Tulli with. Also that they want us to pass.
  4. Kirst8565

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Good luck! It sounds like it varies from person to person ... if you've done your homework I'm sure you'll be just fine. I've heard from officers still in probation to its a good day and you're more relaxed in the afternoon by the time interviews come so enjoy it. Also remember, its an intake and not 1 spot you're going for so the odds are good and the officers want you to pass :) you can do it! Let us know how it goes, sure I'll be just as nervous Thursday night.
  5. YnnaD

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Best of luck with your initial. I know the feeling and better get cracking as well!
  6. Spider12

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    V which going by the candidate briefings I attended isnt that popular with being the smallest + a pretty rural force. Lothian and Borders was my 2nd but the staff from Jackton were confident we'd all get V if we applied when they came down for the briefings. Better get studying.
  7. YnnaD

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    That’s excellent news. What division have you applied to? I’m still waiting on my date and I passed last month!
  8. CameronS999

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    But on the flip side of this, make sure you're actually making valid contributions. Don't talk for the sake of talking and make sure you're not being overbearing. If someone seems quiet, ask their opinion too and try to get them involved. Best of luck Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  9. Spider12

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Well after them telling us on Friday that they were booked up for interviews right through August with 100 people to schedule before us , I got an email this afternoon with an August 1st interview date. Officially bricking it now.
  10. Mark-HK

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Someone today said to me that during there last interview they were asked about the executive board members, and how many deputy chief constables there were. Might be worth a quick scan over that if you haven't already. See you there. Mark
  11. landerson07

    6 on 3 off vs 4 on 4 off

    Hi all, I'm currently working 6 on 3 off - three earlies of 0800-1600 and three lates of 1500-0000. If I change departments I would be working 4 on 4 off - two days of 0700-1900 and two nights of 1900-0700. My partner works around my shifts and I have two small children under five. I cannot decide if shorter shifts, not working after midnight, not working BH etc outweighs working less days and having an extra day off. Has anyone done both who could comment on which they prefer and why? I'm looking for the best family/social/work ratio. Cheers
  12. NHS funding: PM calls for 10-year plan to spend cash By Nick Triggle Health correspondent 18 June 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The funding boost means an extra £20bn a year for the NHS by 2023 The NHS must come up with a 10-year plan to best use its £20bn funding boost in England, Theresa May will say. In a speech in London, the prime minister will stress the NHS must ensure "every penny is well spent". It follows Mrs May's announcement that the NHS budget would rise by 3.4% a year on average over the next five years. But the PM is under continuing pressure to explain where the money will come from to pay for the rise. On Sunday Mrs May promised that, by 2023, an extra £20bn a year will be available for the health service in England on top of any rises to keep up with inflation. This year's NHS budget is £114bn. NHS at 70: Share your stories and memories 10 charts that show why the NHS is in trouble Does the Brexit dividend actually exist? While the spending commitment has been widely welcomed by those within the health service, Mrs May has been asked to explain how the extra spending will be paid for. Her answer that the increase will be partly paid for by a "Brexit dividend" has already been questioned, with Labour saying the government was relying on a "hypothetical" windfall. There has been criticism from within her own party as well. The Conservative chair of the House of Commons' Health and Social Care Committee, Sarah Wollaston, said the idea of a Brexit dividend was "tosh". And Paul Johnson, director of economic think-tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), said the only way the rise could be paid for was by an increase in taxes. He said the financial settlement with the EU, plus the UK's commitments to replace EU funding, "already uses up all of our EU contributions" for the next few years. Year-by-year funding increases 2019-20 - 3.6% 2020-21 - 3.6% 2021-22 - 3.1% 2022-23 - 3.1% 2023-24 - 3.4% All figures are above inflation Mrs May has not ruled out tax rises, and there will be much interest in what she says about that in her speech on Monday morning. The PM will fill in some of the details on her proposed 10-year plan, which she will say must ensure "every penny is well spent". "It must be a plan that tackles waste, reduces bureaucracy and eliminates unacceptable variation," she will say. Mental health Mrs May has asked NHS England boss Simon Stevens to help draw up the plan with the input of senior staff working in the health service. Work on the plan will get under way almost immediately, with final proposals expected towards the end of the year. Four main areas of improving the efficiency of the NHS will be looked at: The workforce Technology Buildings Productivity The plan will build on the five-year strategy Mr Stevens set out in 2015. A big part of that was shifting care out of hospitals and into the community. Ms May is known to be keen to see a specific stress on mental health and cancer this time. The PM will also recall her own reliance on the NHS for help when she was diagnosed with type one diabetes, saying: "I would not be doing the job I am doing today without that support." Meanwhile, councils have questioned why the funding announcement did not also include more money for social care and public health, which covers everything from stop smoking services to obesity prevention. Both are considered essential to the sustainability of the NHS, but the increase announced only applied to front-line NHS services such as hospitals, GPs and mental health care. Councillor Izzi Seecombe, of the Local Government Association, said: "Without essential council services, which help people live healthy lives in their own homes and communities, the NHS cannot thrive." The announcement for England means the rest of the UK will also be given extra money, although it is up to the governments in Wales and Scotland to decide exactly how that is spent. View the full article
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  14. She123

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Thank you, as long as what comes out makes sense 😀
  15. Steven1991

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hey, talk talk talk. During the assessments just make sure your talking and getting involved in everything. If your being quiet the whole time they won't be able to mark you. Good luck!
  16. She123

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    A/C on Tuesday anyone got any last minute tips? Excited but very nervous, think I have covered everything I need to! 😬😬
  17. Ricey

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Thanks and Good luck for Friday!
  18. Kirst8565

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    That was specsavers I went to for the eye test, I'm booked in for laser eye surgery 4th July now with optical express. Just need to see how I get on with my A/C and final interview on friday and go from there. Just casually changing everything about myself to be a police officer haha, will be worth it though
  19. Oscar_24

    Afo Harwell

    Can someone send me the list of pros and cons about Harwell please. Thanks Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk
  20. Chalky1989

    Family history

    Durham. No worries, hope it all goes well for you!
  21. Sectioned Detection

    Re-registering a bus D1

    D1 allows you to drive vehicles that are a maximum length of 8 metres. Double deckers are 9m+ so no you can’t.
  22. Bradley999

    Family history

    Put my mind at rest abit now ! Roll on final interview mate which force are you ? Thanks so much for all help appreciate it.
  23. Chalky1989

    Family history

    Yeah, I'd be hopeful if I was in your position, as long as you've been upfront and honest about things. I know I'm like a broken record now, but it will all depend on what your particular forces vetting standards are also.
  24. Hi guys, I'm after some advice relating to an harrasment case. I was accused of it last year in March when unexpectedly i recieved a call from an officer in Leicester informing me an ex partner had reported it. The officer didn't give a PIN or any other warning for that matter, not that harrasment is the case at all. He insisted i had to go to Leicester and I'm from Derby. At the time i was working for a logisitics firm starting at 6am until whatever time, so i couldnt just commit to a time. Plus the allegation is nonsense i didn't feel the need to entertain these people who are doing it. He contacted me in April and again told me the same thing. As did i tell him the same thing. He insisted he would contact Derbyshire constabulary to hold me in custody until he arrived and abruptly said bye and put the phone down. Nothing happened until July with him where he tried to catch me out by jusy showing up at my house. I wasn't in but he gave a family member some grief about it and over the phone told me I'd recieve a summons to court. I did try to locate him afterwards but got a number for him. In his words he "didn't care" and that was it. It also turns out on his statement an ex partner before has been contacted somewhere. Sadly he doesn't even have the facts or know what that person is capable of! Between his contact with me, the accusing ex partner kept unblocking and blocking when she felt like it on WhatsApp. This was obsurd behaviour considering what she's accsuing me of. We'd last spoke in March until June. We both spoke to each other. It was more of a peace talk and closure. She said "we couldn't be friends, take care and goodbye". That was it. She reblocked it all again afterwards. But kept blocking and unblocking afterwards on Facebook for some time. But no further contact has been made. In October last year i had to go to the magistrates to make my plead. That of not guilty because i know the facts. The accusers statement has been read by the district solicitor to me and the amount of inccurate information is incredible. I've written mine out and provided evidence to what has been said in it. The solicitors that were there as a district solicitors have somewhat been merely involved. Now i don't know whether to assign them, despite a conversation yesterday to which they were rude. I don't feel compelled to give them money i need. Or go at this alone in the court as i have my write up, which is massively detailed, along with the evidence that'll point out her lies and prove i didn't harass, as she was talking to me because she didn't block me when she's told police she had... Also she and an ex partner private called me to have a go at me one afternoon. That was the same day they made their statement to police. Hypocritical.... There's alot of stuff i have on her that she's not talking about! Any advice would be greatfully appreciated. Many thanks Sean
  25. Bradley999

    Family history

    Thanks mate this sounds positive then !
  26. Chalky1989

    Family history

    Like I said, it'll be up to their vetting standards. However when they look at extended family, the longer ago it was, the better. And if it's obvious that they're not involved in consistent criminality, and it was a one off, that's more likely to go in your favour. It is up to them though. What they're essentially looking for is that you're unlikely to be pressured within your own family to not do the job right, that you'll be compromised.
  27. Bradley999

    Family history

    Sorry mate it won’t let me text but my dad was convicted of a sexual offence crime 13 years ago... wasn’t a prison sentence.
  28. Bradley999

    Family history

    Hi mate could we private message don’t really want to talk on open about it Thankyou for getting intouch really do appreciate it.
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