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  1. Murtaugh

    AC Fail - Roleplay's (Again)

    Hi everybody, I have recently received my results for my SEARCH Assessment. I failed again on the roleplay's. I haven't a clue what's wrong with me. This is the second time that I have failed due to the roleplay's. I deal with real conflict and problem solving on a daily basis but when it comes to the roleplay's I struggle. I've got six months until I can apply again. Does anyone have any advice in passing the roleplay's? I have been looking at going on a course, can anyone recommend one? Regards, M
  2. Hey there guys! I have an assessment centre on the 30th June 2019 for Specials with BTP, was curious if anyone else has theirs on the same day? If you are, which divisions are you going for? Cheers!
  3. Eebs

    2018 recruitment;

    Greetings, it's been a while since any posts and I've posted; To start it simply, has or is anyone applying or thinking of applying for the 2018 year? I'm aware the last application stage began November 2017, is anyone in for the January assessment centres? Any other news, many new recruits or specials around?
  4. Good day all, Just thought I’d see if there is anybody else attending the AC next weekend and to see how your preparation is going? What is you biggest worry about the AC and which Div have you applied for. I am applying for C Div, I’ve managed to arrange half an hour with an PC at my local station today which will hopefully help with the presentation to get a better understanding daily life. Beat regards and good luck DSMGP
  5. TangoSeirra17

    SEARCH results.

    Hi guys, I did my SEARCH assessment centre with Northumbria Police on the 25th of January and we were told results would be in approximately a week after that date. We were given information that the final interviews are between the 5th of February and the 14th of February. How long did people wait for their results? Has anyone else who did the assessment on the same day for Northumbria heard anything yet? T
  6. Olivia Rutherford


    Hi there. Has anyone applied for BTP in the latest recruitment drive? Was wondering what I should be looking at revising and swotting up on, other than the competencies. Cheers
  7. The last 4 working days have felt like 4 working years, filled with endless refreshing of emails and irrational Google hunts as to how long for SEARCH results... This morning I got the call that I had been waiting eagerly for/dreading, I've passed the assessment centre! Ecstatic is not the word! Whilst I'm under no illusions that the final interview is far from a formality, I'm confident after my past experience was that it was a much less robotic and unfriendly assessment environment than the AC. I'm booked in for the interview next Friday morning, so it feels like the journey is slowly but shortly coming towards its end - hopefully not too abruptly. Congratulations to all those who got good news today, and commiserations to those who didn't, I know how it feels to be dumped out of this process but, to use a cliche, pick yourself up, dust yourself down and get back on that horse in 6 months time. Cue garbled panicking post on Friday around 1pm, it's time for a beer...
  8. So today was the day I've been counting down for over a month. After meticulous preparation, I was still apprehensive that I would get caught out by something! Things started to go awry at about 0230 this morning when my darling son decided to scream the house down - and then continue to wake up shouting every hour until I got up at 0600. It's the first time he's done it in months and it's almost like he knew I needed my sleep! As for the Assessment Centre itself, obviously I can't go into too much detail about the content but I'm cautiously happy with how I performed. I can remember a few points where I waffled or lost my trail of thought which will mark me down, but I didn't freeze and I'm hoping that will carry me through! To anyone reading this a week or more before your Assessment Centre, I would 100% recommend Brendan from Blue Light Consultancy's courses. I was added to his support group for free 4 days before my Centre and so didn't have enough time for his course to be fully useful, however he was fantastic and I would say that for the extra resources available, £120 is definitely value for money - especially as it will be 1/15th of your first pay packet if you get through! He won't give you all the answers, but he'll teach you to understand the centre and what they're asking of you so that you can work them out yourself. I guess now all I can do is twiddle my thumbs and check my emails for the anxious wait - I've already naively checked them twice hoping to see good news - even though I'm fully aware that the reports don't get sent to the CoP til tomorrow! Hopefully I'll have the news I want next week, but until I've seen that email and read it 5 times to make sure it's not a cruel joke, I'm not counting my chickens!
  9. They say that success comes from preparation so was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of any maths questions (such as revision websites etc) that could help in the assessment centre. Someone I know has theirs soon and, by their own admission, is crap at maths. Was thinking some of the GCSE websites may work but they are not multiple choice (I have all the revision questions (3 questions) that have been given by the College Of Policing and when I gave them an email for any more I got a polite go away, not in my mind how they should be treating their members). Not willing to pay one of these companies as not sure if they are actually worth it. On a slightly different not not sure why its necessary to have a maths test on a police entry exam if you already have maths GCSE (or other qualification). I can tell you now I have being doing this job quite a while and I have never used any maths whilst doing it (other than divvying up the kebab bill)
  10. Hello everyone my name is Craig and I have a SEARCH assessment with the MOD Police on the 6th - 7th September. I'm been reading every post regarding the MOD police on this forum. A lot of members have provided some great information about this subject and I would like to thank everyone for sharing. I was wondering if anyone could offer any advice in regards to the SEARCH assessment. I covered most of the areas myself but I may have missed somethings. Any advice would be welcomed and much appreciated. If I can increase my chances of success in the slightest it will be worth it.
  11. Evening all, next week I will be attending the West Mercia Special Constable Assessment Centre and lets just say I am pretty nervous, I know they are trialing a new system at the moment, and I was wondering if anyone had some useful tips for the group and written exercises, and what to expect ? And help appreciated, Thanks.
  12. Hey guys new on here, I have my AC in the next couple of weeks and just wanted some clarification regarding the interview piece. I have heard they still ask you 4 questions, but 2 of them are now motivational / values questions? Can anyone shed any light on this at all? Many thanks in advance
  13. Collar

    Competancy Defenitions

    Hi folks, I have my head in the books at the moment prior to my upcoming national assessment centre, and I am studying my competancies for the interview. I'm aware the interview at the NAC consists of two competancy questions and two motivational questions. I was wondering if the competancy heading (for example Service Delivery) will relate to the competancy listed on the initial application form. Service delivery could be quite a vast area, but the initial application for asked a question about dealing with people with complex needs under the service delivery competancy. Will the NAC interview competancies be along the same lines as the application form? Thanks
  14. Passed interview and PIR test in January, recently been to have fingerprints and DNA taken and undergoing vetting at the moment, anyone else who is in the same situation as me or any advice on what happens next? Cheers
  15. kibster891546082850

    It's a waiting game!

    HI All, Well Friday was an experience. kicking off the day with a bleep test followed by written exams but the most exciting part was getting fitted for the uniform. Putting it all on makes it really exciting. Now though its a waiting game to find out hopefully by Friday i will know the outcome!!
  16. Hello guys, I'm wondering if anyone can shed some light on a query I have. I recently attended an assessment centre with Lancs Constab. I started the assessment with the new 'incident report form' written assessment. I managed to complete the front of the incident report form however I unfortunately ran out of time when it came to writing a description of the incident. I feel a large reason for not completing the form in the allocated time was due to nerves. After this I moved onto the second written assessment which I found very simple and was able to finish in the allotted time frame. My question is, how are these assessments marked? Are the two assessment scores averaged out or is it a case of passing both of the exercises? For example if I failed one written assessment and passed the other would the marks be averaged out or will it be an automatic fail? If anyone could shed some light onto this I would be extremely thankful.
  17. SEClimb

    External CKP complete-Grade C and D

    I, like a few of you yesterday received the email of what stage/grade we are at. I would just like to get numbers of the CKP external people. I find it seriously frustrating in dealing with goal posts changing. The London residency didn't effect me but at least with that change in guidelines a deadline was given. However, the prioritising of internal CKPs and now second language speakers is awful! I understand it's no candidates fault, so I want to make that clear. I just feel like I spent over £1k towards something that feels like a bit of a scam. I just want to know how many externals are either grade C or D? The email FAQ tells us that the CKP last 3years (though Day 1 is 2 yrs and Day 2 is 1yr) and if like me grade D aren't going to be offered anything till 2017, who really is going to continue putting their life on hold after over year of doing so already.
  18. Andrew7541546082849

    My occupational Health

    I had my Occupational Health test today, I'll start by breaking it down to everyone so that new person know what to expect - but I'll end on some mid-bad news which I want advice on. Start for 1030 so I leave the house at 0900. Arrive at 1015, and begin by answering a short questionnaire stating you're happy for them to conduct tests etc. Start by Auditory test - basically checking you're not deaf. Beeps occur in the left ear, getting louder and changing in frequency - press the button when you hear it, let go when you don't - nice and simple, repeat for the next ear. Next you're taken upstairs, more tests here. 1. Lung Capacity - quite easy. This is the one I was worried about, yet I scored 106% 2. Blood Pressure 3. Eyesight - near distance and long distance, with and without glasses as necessary 4. Colour Blindness test 5. Urine sample for drugs testing 6. Medical Background, family history etc 7. Hand over medical forms from Attachment 6 on Police Emails Now you go and wait in the hallway to be called by a doctor. This is where they break down your results to you - then you'll need to strip off. Few excercises, checking muscle movements, clothes back on. Ears, Eyes, Mouth and Neck checked. Kidneys, Abs, Legs, Reflexes checked. Then you get to leave, once you've filled one more form. NB - this stage I wasn't successful at. I haven't failed the Medical but I also haven't passed - I've a previous standing medical condition which hardly affects me, but apparently puts me slightly more at risk of a seizure - the general public is around 2%, and I'm closer to 9% - apparently this is the only factor they're unsure of Now I have to wait for them to discuss among themselves, and contact my GP - all before deciding whether to pass me. They will send this to me a few days before they send their decision to the police etc. Now, the advice I'm after - has anyone else been through this and failed, or come close to failing - what's my next step? Who's been through the training? Will this slightly higher risk of seizures at some point in my life matter too much? Thanks for reading!
  19. surfer2169

    Talking Blues

    Afternoon one and all, I received my dates for SEARCH assessment yesterday, and I confirmed my attendance today. I wasn't hugely worried before, but now it all seems very real and I'm starting to flap, just a little bit! On the back of that, I've seen a few people recommend a company called "Talking Blues", that runs pre-assessment centre prep courses. Do any of my fellow PolCommers have any experience of them, and if so are they worth doing?
  20. Anthony190

    Competencies Of A Police Constable

    Hi All, Im due to have part of my SEARCH assessment this week and I'm just working my way through the six core competencies; Public Service Openness To Change Service Delivery Professionalism Decision Making Working With Others At the moment I'm struggling to come up with examples around service delivery. I did have some examples but having looked at a few websites, and finding an example question, it sort of 'poo poo's' them. Can anyone help me understand what sort of examples to give around service delivery? Thanks in advance guys/girls.
  21. miffy

    Assessment Centre Jitters

    So I have my assessment centre coming up this week with Kent. Was told this: Your assessment will consist of the following: Competency Based Interview – lasting approximately 45 minutes Written Examination – lasting 1.5 hours I'm super worried now, because reading on all the info, Im super confused what the written exam consist of.Is it the verbal and maths, or is it verbal, maths and the report?
  22. DeltaJuliet

    Day 2 Assessment: "Group Activities"

    Hi All, I'm a relative newbie to the forum who has recently passed the Assessment Centre and has now been invited to a second assessment. This has been described as a "group activity" based on the Policing Professional Framework. I was wondering if anybody has had any experience with this type of assessment and if they might be able to outline what might occur? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks. DJ
  23. I've got a copy of The Definitive Guide To Passing The Police Recruitment Process (2nd Edition) and The Testing Series: Police Tests for sale if anybody is interested in them? I found both books really helpful for taking on the assessment centre, and used both for preparation. Mint condition, and paid £13.99 each for them on Amazon. If anyone is interested, please let me know. I don't think eBay is the right sort of marketplace for them!!
  24. danno86

    assessment centre day

    hi everyone I've got my assessment day 3/9/15 anyone in the same boat hopefully this will be the one. The confusing thing is they told me 2 weeks ago there wouldn't be anymore assessments.
  25. luke4387

    Recruitment Help...

    Hello all, I have failed my final interview at my second attempt, despite studying like a demon! My question is this: I passed my A/C on 10 February 2015 so have until that date next year until that score is irrelevant. Does that mean that should West Mercia recruit again in six months, do I have to complete an application form and if successful go straight to interview? Do I need to fill out the competency parts of application as I would have my A/C result? Finally, how is the six months calculated? Is it six months multiplied by four weeks (6x4 = 24 weeks which would be 29 January) or is it date to date i.e. six months from now would be 14 February 2016? I used the STAR acronym last time and failed, with my structure and interview technique needing work - anyone have any tips or courses to improve this? I revised the competencies rigorously but the questions were phased in a way that made my examples not fit! Any help would be appreciated!

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