I rang this morning because its been two weeks and they said i am being invited to the Assement Centre for the interview later this year. So i guess thats me through the paper sift stage at least??
They recieved it 2 days after i sent it and she could not understand why i had not heard back.
The Constabulary receives a very large number of applications, they have to sift them all through to see who will be invited through to the next stage of the process and who is unsuccessful, they will then need to send out the appropriate letters to those people.
To my knowledge they wouldn't be trying to rush new people through now as the next available intake is not scheduled until March 2012, as the last intake this year (November) is likely to be close to full, and I am aware that there are currently a number of applicants still undergoing the application process.
As you should be aware only 18 officers can be accommodated on any particular intake, so its first cleared first in when it comes to who gets to sit the next intake.
Just to give you an idea of numbers, for Septembers intake 150 people started the process, and we now have 18 who are starting the training later this month, so along the way 132 people did not make it past some point of the process, or they are now waiting for Novembers start date.
So in conclusion all I am saying at this moment in time is to be patient, spaces could be yet available for Novembers intake, but that will all depend on the current number of people who are in the late stages of the application process.
I hope I have cleared some things up for you, as ForestCop and Alan have said if you have any questions feel free to PM any of us, and we will be more than happy to answer them to the best of our ability.Disclaimer - All Information given is to the best of my knowledge correct and relevant, I am in no way involved with the Resourcing Department and therefore the views and opinions given expressed are my own and are in no way the official views of Gloucestershire Constabulary - I would advise that you contact the Resourcing Department directly if you are unsure about the information given.
Edited by Han Solo, 16 September 2011 - 03:23 PM.