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  1. Hi, I've just received my assessment centre date for 4 weeks time! I was just wondering, those that have passed their BTP AC already, do we get a calculator for the numerical tests? I know that for Northumbria you do. any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks :-)
  2. 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...
  3. 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!
  4. Hi, This forum was recommended to me by a serving special constable so I thought I would join up. I have always wanted to be a police officer and so, in 2009, I successfully applied to the Met. Unfortunately, due to the budget cuts, I was told that although I was successful, I was not able to start my employment. This really hit me hard but in the meantime I decided to go and get a degree. University was interesting, but I could never shake the fact that I was *this* close to becoming a police officer. Over Christmas 2014, I heard that Dorset was recruiting, so I jumped at the chance to apply again. I passed the online questionnaires and the paper sift and I now have my assessment centre in 10 days' time. I was wondering if someone could either give me some advice to really nail this assessment, or if I could be directed to the thread concerning it please? Thanks for the warm welcome, it's good to be here! DJ