Disable-Adblock.png

We have detected that your browser is using AdBlock

Police Community is a not for profit organisation and advertising revenue is key to our continued viability.

Please disable your AdBlocker on our site in order to continue using it.
This message will disappear once AdBlock has been disabled.

Thank you for your support - we appreciate it !

If you feel you are getting this message in error please email support@policecommunity.co.uk

Recommended Posts

Hi there, guys.

I went through the Day 1 process on the 16th Nov which admittedly was quite nerve-wracking. Was anyone else on here on that Day 1?

So take me feel a little bit more optimistic, I thought I’d ask how long it took everyone else to hear back?

I’m now just waiting; it’s been around 5/6 days now excluding the weekend. How much more longer do you guys think I’ll have to wait?

On the day of my assessment, there were only around 8 of us, so I’m assuming it won’t take long for them to mark and distribute results.

Fingers crossed. ?

Edited by Carrick

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah ok, I was wondering because as far as I knew there hadn't been an MSC to PC intake since earlier this year and wondered if I'd missed something.

But, good luck! I'm sure you'll have nailed it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Miss_Mulberry said:

I'm waiting very impatiently for the next ??

Hopefully they announce something soon on DS. ??

I’m surprised that they’ve only done one recruitment process this year or am I wrong, has there been two? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Miss_Mulberry said:

Ah ok, I was wondering because as far as I knew there hadn't been an MSC to PC intake since earlier this year and wondered if I'd missed something.

But, good luck! I'm sure you'll have nailed it!

I hope so, thank you! ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 12/2/2017 at 15:44, Carrick said:

Passed my Day 1 for those that are wondering. ?

Well done!

I was an MSC officer too at PY from March 2016 until August 2017, only resigning to start training for the regs.

I was on the August 30th intake (supposed to start on the 30th July intake but didn't happen due to vetting making a cockup of it) - finished training 29th November, should have been first day on Borough (ZD) however had an injury so was unable to partake in the fitness test and therefore did not complete OST and go to borough like the remainder of my class.

Myself and two others are all on OST hold up in the traffic CJU at Marlowe, running my JRFT on Monday and should pass it fine, currently suffering with a horrible lower leg injury that causes significant pain when walking (let alone running or jogging on).

All my exams are done, including the OST exam which I passed, despite not having completed OST.

All i'm waiting on is passing my JRFT on Monday, then i'm on annual leave for 2 weeks over xmas, then OST on the 4th January, the remaining 4 sessions over the next two weeks.

Should be off to borough by mid-late January. 

Have you got a day 2 date yet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, PC Will said:

Well done!

I was an MSC officer too at PY from March 2016 until August 2017, only resigning to start training for the regs.

I was on the August 30th intake (supposed to start on the 30th July intake but didn't happen due to vetting making a cockup of it) - finished training 29th November, should have been first day on Borough (ZD) however had an injury so was unable to partake in the fitness test and therefore did not complete OST and go to borough like the remainder of my class.

Myself and two others are all on OST hold up in the traffic CJU at Marlowe, running my JRFT on Monday and should pass it fine, currently suffering with a horrible lower leg injury that causes significant pain when walking (let alone running or jogging on).

All my exams are done, including the OST exam which I passed, despite not having completed OST.

All i'm waiting on is passing my JRFT on Monday, then i'm on annual leave for 2 weeks over xmas, then OST on the 4th January, the remaining 4 sessions over the next two weeks.

Should be off to borough by mid-late January. 

Have you got a day 2 date yet?

Seems like you’ve had it tough, but it’ll get better hopefully. Why are you doing your bleep test again? Good thing you weren’t sent on borough otherwise you wouldn’t have been able to get annual. Have you still been attending training school while you’ve had this injury even though your class all went to borough?

My Day 2 is in January, beginning I believe. Hopefully once that’s complete I can just wait on vetting. But yeah mate, good luck with everything!

Edited by Carrick

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 15/12/2017 at 01:45, Carrick said:

Seems like you’ve had it tough, but it’ll get better hopefully. Why are you doing your bleep test again? Good thing you weren’t sent on borough otherwise you wouldn’t have been able to get annual. Have you still been attending training school while you’ve had this injury even though your class all went to borough?

My Day 2 is in January, beginning I believe. Hopefully once that’s complete I can just wait on vetting. But yeah mate, good luck with everything!

I'm doing it again because I didn't run it the first time, you do it on your day 2 assessment, and then again on your first OST session, if you fail, it varies from site to site, at Hendon allegedly they recourse you, where I was at Marlowe because I didn't take part I completed personal study whilst the others had their OST sessions.

I'm in the traffic CJU at Marlowe House, putting on damage only COPA collisions onto the COPA system, pretty boring, been there for the last 2 weeks and probably have another 2 weeks once I return from annual leave there before i'm off to borough, but on the plus side at least we're still being paid and in the warm, it's freezing outside!

Yes I have still been attending training school whilst having this injury.

I can only hope your vetting is a better process than mine was, mine was an absolute farce...

Vetting initially told us all that "no news is good news", 6 weeks after receiving a conditional offer to start 31st July I chased the vetting team to be told "the form we are using to process your vetting check is out of date, as a result we have cancelled your application, this is now out of my hands and you will need to speak to MetHR"

I was initially annoyed that I had had to chase them to find that out, you'd think someone would have the mind to at least notify me, from what I can gather vetting hadn't just cancelled the vetting application either, it had been cancelled weeks ago.

I was then passed back and forth between HR and Vetting, and ended up having to fill out another Recruitment vetting (RV) form, I completed this and sent it back to them within an hour of them having sent it to me.

About a week later I then receive an email stating they won't be able to put me on the 31st July intake, as I have not been vetting cleared in time (despite being a special so already having clearance to the exact same vetting level! - Apparently they redo it when you apply, even if you are still serving or not!).

I was told i'd go on the August 30th intake, which although annoyed I accepted.

Come 25th July, 5 days before my original course was supposed to start, I receive an email informing me that my vetting clearance had come through late the previous night, however, due to the significant delay (vetting should take 4-6 weeks max realistically, mine took virtually 10 weeks) - none of the boroughs I had put down as preference boroughs were available, only Richmond, Hounslow or Haringey were available.

I trained at Richmond as a special, and it took a good 2 hours to get to, so didn't want to be based there, the other boroughs are even further out from me, I'm on the London/Kent border.

Reluctantly I then phoned HR and advised i'd wait the month as I'd been expecting to since being told i'd not make the 31st July intake, in the hope I get a borough closer to home, or one that is on my preference list at least, and isn't 2 hours away.

**** poor frankly, compared to my specials vetting which went absolutely faultlessly, and I found out within 4 weeks.

I'm hoping to run the JRFT on Monday, although my leg is still aching badly, if I defer I can only defer for a week, which takes us to xmas day - obviously ESB won't be open then so would have to be sometime in the new year, which then pushes back the day I go to borough even further, something i'm reluctant to do.

Tempted to run on the injured leg, inevitably it will hurt more afterwards, however I am then off for 2 weeks, giving me time to recover.

We'll see how it goes over the weekend!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, PC Will said:

I'm doing it again because I didn't run it the first time, you do it on your day 2 assessment, and then again on your first OST session, if you fail, it varies from site to site, at Hendon allegedly they recourse you, where I was at Marlowe because I didn't take part I completed personal study whilst the others had their OST sessions.

I'm in the traffic CJU at Marlowe House, putting on damage only COPA collisions onto the COPA system, pretty boring, been there for the last 2 weeks and probably have another 2 weeks once I return from annual leave there before i'm off to borough, but on the plus side at least we're still being paid and in the warm, it's freezing outside!

Yes I have still been attending training school whilst having this injury.

I can only hope your vetting is a better process than mine was, mine was an absolute farce...

Vetting initially told us all that "no news is good news", 6 weeks after receiving a conditional offer to start 31st July I chased the vetting team to be told "the form we are using to process your vetting check is out of date, as a result we have cancelled your application, this is now out of my hands and you will need to speak to MetHR"

I was initially annoyed that I had had to chase them to find that out, you'd think someone would have the mind to at least notify me, from what I can gather vetting hadn't just cancelled the vetting application either, it had been cancelled weeks ago.

I was then passed back and forth between HR and Vetting, and ended up having to fill out another Recruitment vetting (RV) form, I completed this and sent it back to them within an hour of them having sent it to me.

About a week later I then receive an email stating they won't be able to put me on the 31st July intake, as I have not been vetting cleared in time (despite being a special so already having clearance to the exact same vetting level! - Apparently they redo it when you apply, even if you are still serving or not!).

I was told i'd go on the August 30th intake, which although annoyed I accepted.

Come 25th July, 5 days before my original course was supposed to start, I receive an email informing me that my vetting clearance had come through late the previous night, however, due to the significant delay (vetting should take 4-6 weeks max realistically, mine took virtually 10 weeks) - none of the boroughs I had put down as preference boroughs were available, only Richmond, Hounslow or Haringey were available.

I trained at Richmond as a special, and it took a good 2 hours to get to, so didn't want to be based there, the other boroughs are even further out from me, I'm on the London/Kent border.

Reluctantly I then phoned HR and advised i'd wait the month as I'd been expecting to since being told i'd not make the 31st July intake, in the hope I get a borough closer to home, or one that is on my preference list at least, and isn't 2 hours away.

**** poor frankly, compared to my specials vetting which went absolutely faultlessly, and I found out within 4 weeks.

I'm hoping to run the JRFT on Monday, although my leg is still aching badly, if I defer I can only defer for a week, which takes us to xmas day - obviously ESB won't be open then so would have to be sometime in the new year, which then pushes back the day I go to borough even further, something i'm reluctant to do.

Tempted to run on the injured leg, inevitably it will hurt more afterwards, however I am then off for 2 weeks, giving me time to recover.

We'll see how it goes over the weekend!

You’ve had a very tough time with the whole process mate. You’ve got to the last hurdle now, get some rest and you’ll be fine! In regards to your injured leg, use over-the-counter numbing creams if the pain still persists.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Carrick said:

You’ve had a very tough time with the whole process mate. You’ve got to the last hurdle now, get some rest and you’ll be fine! In regards to your injured leg, use over-the-counter numbing creams if the pain still persists.

I wish!

I can hardly walk on it, let alone run.

I've tried deep heat, lavender oil, voltarol, deep tissue massages, and resting it, none of which seems to have helped much, if any.

I've also noticed a bruise on the left leg shin, right where the majority of the pain is, which looks like it has two small puncture marks inside it, I don't recall hitting my leg on anything so beginning to wonder if i've been bitten by something and had a bad reaction....

I always get sore aching muscles after running the JRFT, I've run two practise runs, one last week and one the week before and passed both, but it's never done me in so badly I can't walk on it properly for the next two weeks.

This all started hurting just shy of 2 weeks ago, and recently the pain seems to have been getting worse, not better.

I seriously doubt I'll be running the JRFT at ESB tomorrow, as much as I'd love to.

I've asked Santa for a new pair of legs for Christmas this year! :p

Edited by PC Will

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 15/01/2018 at 14:18, Warranted said:

@carrick when was your day 2? and what training date have you got? 

I haven’t been for my Day 2 yet mate. Have you been for yours?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites