Metropolitan Special Constabulary
Well ok I'm 19 and half English/half Pakistani for anyone who cares!
I was going to join the MSC last year when I was 18, but due to A levels when I was rung up to see if I would be able to attend a initial day (like Day 1) I said no, so that terminated my application. So I finally sent an online application form on the 28th May.
The day after next I go the generic, "we have received your application and will be processing it" letter, so I was happy enough.
On the 14th June I received the letter telling me I'd passed the initial sift (whatever that is, I reckon just the have you applied within the last 6 months thing) and all the other stuff that comes in the pack (Ethics/westhire centre info/security forms). However about a week later I realised, I didn't have the Q&A booklet they mentioned was contained, so I asked for it, and they sent me it along with a map of Hendon! This pack told me my Day 1 was to be on the 13th June!
So on the 13th June I went to my day 1. I was a little bit late because we got kicked off the bus due to an accident and had to wait 30 mins for another bus! Anyway the written exercise was ok I though, and then the dreaded interview! I was really worried my examples weren't that great as I'm quite young admittedly, and hence I have less experiences to pick on. The scenarios were probably the thing I was most worried about, I tried my best to do and say the right things (yes I realise I'm under secrecy not to mention details - which I'm not!) I felt I did ok, but not my best. Last of all we had to deal with the security forms, I thought I'd filled in everything, but I'd missed out the fact that my parents hadn't had any other partners - although I didn't notice it said that on the form!
So I waited in anticipation for 8 days, and I got my results and although knackered opened them immediately! I looked in and saw some good grades and some not so good, so I was unsure about what was going on. Luckily I went back to the front page and it said I had passed! AWESOME! For anyone interested in my overall grades:
Overall: 73%; Respect for race and diversity: 73%; Oral Communication:100%; Written communication:100%; Written Exercises overall: 73%; Number of spelling and grammatical errors: 0!
I was really impressed with my Interview in which I got As in 4 sections and a B in the other!
On the day we said when we were available in August, for Day 2 . Hopefully I'll get the date soon!
The only thing I'm worried about now is the security checks to be honest! I hope my family havent randomly done anything they haven't told me , because it'll make me look dishonest!
I'll update this when I do my Day 2.
Oh interestingly enough, I won the Policespecials.com 5th birthday prizes a few days before I knew my Day 1 results, so that was an awesome booster! Thanks LV!
In fact, I've got the cake, so I'll be cutting it with pictures soon!
Edited by Dr Jamie?, 24 July 2007 - 09:17 PM.