it isn't the OST 1 which is the problem, it is the first few hours - you will see, advice don't be late and don't be clever
(Prae will know what I am alluding to !)
You get CS sprayed on OST 2 (and it isn't water they spray at you!), in the afternoon you get to practice with water based PAVA containers which is good fun, but the particles of CS go back into your eyes!
On the first weekend, Day 1 (saturday) is unbelievably boring you will need the coffee breaks lol, and on Sunday you will have fingerprints, dna swab taken and whilst your all been processed you will be doing some kinda team building excercise which you would think, "are we at College or are we at Police Training."
You may meet your Divisional Inspectors on Day Two but only C Div turned up to ours. You will also be given your door entry fob which is programmed for Courtland Road and the Station your going to be based at. You will have a lot of things to sign the most important one is your security clearance, you will also get some useful little booklets which you can keep in your ONB holder when you get it.
The trainers will explain on Day 1 that this is not for everyone and you may leave at anytime for any reason. If you start to get doubts TALK ABOUT THEM to the trainers.
The dress code is smart casual, a few went in suits on ours for day 1 but went down to smart jeans and shirt on Day 2.
Lastly - well done for getting this far now enjoy the next 10 weeks.