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Milankovitch

Accelerated Recruitment Process

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Milankovitch

Police Scotland have recently been running some accelerated recruitment events in some parts of the country where candidates sit most of the parts of the recruitment process over two to three days. Those who pass each stage go onto the next one and those who don't are sent packing during the day. I believe it started up in Inverness due to the distances involved in that part of the country but one was recently held in Aberdeen and it looks like a few more might be held.

 

My question really is do any other forces do anything similar? The whole process in Scotland is generally quite quick now anyway (can easily be under three months, generally no more than six before starting at the college) but this seems like it would be a bit better for candidates rather than dragging it out over a period of months. I can definitely see the benefit up in Inverness and candidates applying from outside of Scotland are all processed in Aberdeen so it also makes sense to have 2-3 day events there but I'd be interested to know what other people think about the idea and if it is done elsewhere in the UK at all (I suspect it probably is).

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I've heard of the Met running day 2 before applicants have received their Day 1 results. Inevitably there are those who pass the fitness/medical and are told shortly after that they failed Day 1. Waste of money in my opinion doing it that way.

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Milankovitch

The Met leaves me scratching my head sometimes...

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Dave SYP

Police Scotland have recently been running some accelerated recruitment events in some parts of the country where candidates sit most of the parts of the recruitment process over two to three days. Those who pass each stage go onto the next one and those who don't are sent packing during the day. I believe it started up in Inverness due to the distances involved in that part of the country but one was recently held in Aberdeen and it looks like a few more might be held.

 

My question really is do any other forces do anything similar? The whole process in Scotland is generally quite quick now anyway (can easily be under three months, generally no more than six before starting at the college) but this seems like it would be a bit better for candidates rather than dragging it out over a period of months. I can definitely see the benefit up in Inverness and candidates applying from outside of Scotland are all processed in Aberdeen so it also makes sense to have 2-3 day events there but I'd be interested to know what other people think about the idea and if it is done elsewhere in the UK at all (I suspect it probably is).

I think this is very good.   Some forces could be accused of treating applicants like cattle and have been getting it wrong for years.

I've heard of the Met running day 2 before applicants have received their Day 1 results. Inevitably there are those who pass the fitness/medical and are told shortly after that they failed Day 1. Waste of money in my opinion doing it that way.

The words organisation, drunkenness and breweries spring to mind! 

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AA101

Both of you are not far wrong!

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Klaus

The MET now do a combined Day 1 and 2 for Specials.

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Growley

The MET now do a combined Day 1 and 2 for Specials.



How does that work?
I wouldn't be too pleased with the idea of turning up in a suit, dragging along PT kit and then having to mess about changing and showering afterwards.

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Mazza

It wouldn't surprise me if this is how they're going to start working moving forward.  Making 19 provisional offers at the end of a weekend which originally started with 42 people is a cracking success rate.

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