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Hi All,


Those of us who came over from the old site will (hopefully!) recall that I made a Recruitment Guide for Specials recruitment which was a pinned thread. As most of my answers made links to threads on that site I'm going to need to do quite a bit of rewriting which I've now started.


However, I thought I'd post the questions here and then if anyone can think of any other topics that come up a lot in recruitment I can write answers to those as well. I'm sure there are must be more so feel free to post anything which could be dealt with here to save separate threads!


Thanks all!


Where can I find out about restricted occupations?


Can I apply if I have a previous conviction?


What is the position regarding tattoos?


What should I wear to the assessment centre?


What competencies are relevant to the role of a Special?


Are there any tips for the interview?


If I am unsuccessful, how long must I wait before trying again?


Will I have to take a fitness test?


What information is there about vetting?


What happens at medical? What are the BMI/ eyesight requirements?


What will I be issued with in terms of uniform?


Can Specials drive in my force?


What is the typical duty of an SC?

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