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Selection process, how long does it take?

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I am new to this forum but your questions and topics have helped me massively during the selection process that I have been going through.


I was just wondering in your experience, how long the selection process tends to take? I had my interview two weeks ago and submitted the sickness review form the same day I found out I had passed. Ive heard a few people say it can be a number of weeks or a number of months but as just wondering how long each phase usually takes?


Also if anyone has heard when the various intakes of Merseyside Police are this year it would also be greatly appreciated.


Cheers for your help.

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Sir Penguin

For me it took about 5 months from applying to starting training. I think the usual time is around 6 months but they were quite desperate to get people started. 

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I applied in January 2017. I'm just now awaiting my start date, which I have been told could be April 2019.

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