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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 444 ✭✭Sthm


    Coincidentally, those numbers (108, 162 and 108) add up to 378.

    I guess the first batch are good to somewhat judge pass rates from? All guess work, but I think it'd be reasonable to guess (and from using posts on here as a rough guide) 95% attend PCA, 75% of attendees pass PCA, 95% attend medicals, 82% of attendees pass medical (roughly from the previous stats quoted a few pages back from figures in last campaigns) and then maybe 95% of the remainder get through online learning / vetting and SMT?

    Goes without saying that's complete guess work!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 518 ✭✭✭oztop1234


    Guess work is all we have to go on at the minute.

    I'll apply when it comes up again and keep my hopes up that I've done enough this time.

    One day I'll think oh I've done enough then another I think nope it'll take another go to get in.

    Hard to know. Just need to be ready.

    Can you see a situation where B's got PCA dates and passed then medicals and online learning done and still didn't get a place?


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Help & Feedback Category Moderators Posts: 9,748 CMod ✭✭✭✭Shield


    gmck26 wrote: »
    Yes guys very few officers (if any) are involved in HR and therefore any answers they give is just speculation.
    This is about as true as it gets.

    When you're in your station and you're out and about on calls, the last thing that is on your mind is Garnerville, and when the next intake will be. I don't even think my Inspector knows.

    What I know, I know from people staying loyal to the forum and keeping me up to speed so that I can, in turn, keep you up to speed (where appropriate). If I haven't heard it or I can't verify it as being true or false, then it's usually someone trolling for a rise out of those whose patience is balancing on a knife's edge.

    This intake is full. Next intake is murmured to be around September time, but as with everything in this job, it's subject to change with no notice!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 380 ✭✭vickmackey


    again, much appreciated SHIELD -- just 1 wee question you could maybe help with please?....if the intake is ??september??, will those of us waiting for PCAs, and the rest of the process, be likely to get dates for these soon, so HR has list of names ready to go...??


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,262 ✭✭✭DesertCreat_15


    I don't think anyone said that frontline officers are in the know with regards to HR matters, I know I certainly didn't.

    What I did say was, that if anyone knew a serving officer well enough that could call or email HR (internally)to find out the situation for their mate in the B group. :)


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 518 ✭✭✭oztop1234


    Just out of curiosity are any B's who have yet to hear anything going to apply for a new campaign if and when one starts?


  • Registered Users Posts: 142 ✭✭CDizzle


    Absolutely. I passed the IST easily and know what to improve on regarding the AC. If it comes to me having to apply again i'll be at the top of the list.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 518 ✭✭✭oztop1234


    I passed IST but would like to increase my score but a brave few. Any tips?


  • Registered Users Posts: 142 ✭✭CDizzle


    I scored a high 60 in the IST, basically all i can suggest is go over the practice papers a few times. and don't just check if you got the right or wrong answer, if you got the wrong answer figure out why you got the wrong answer. For the mulitple choice questions if the right answer isn't instantly obvious to you then start ruling out answers that are obviously wrong to narrow the choices down.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 518 ✭✭✭oztop1234


    Cheers. I scored high 50's so obviously would like high 60's now.

    And I know where to go now with AC. Hoping for A* this time around. Aim high eh....


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  • Registered Users Posts: 975 ✭✭✭Dekkers


    I'm as likely a winner of 'most impatient person' as any but I won't be giving up on this campaign any time soon. I'll definitely be applying again regardless of where I am this time around but it isn't time to think about that right now.

    Don't really understand where the negativity is stemming from. Having passed the AC we are all now more likely than ever (possibly more likely than not) to be successful.

    It's just more of the frustrating waiting game but (if I may use an entirely inappropriate phrase) our day will come.

    :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 518 ✭✭✭oztop1234


    I agree. Not giving up on this campaign. I'm making sure I'm as fit as I can be, The only thing I can influence right now. I hope it will come in this campaign. You're right it's the frustration.

    I was just wondering how everyone felt about it whether they were holding out for this time round or submitting a new application.


  • Registered Users Posts: 975 ✭✭✭Dekkers


    oztop1234 wrote: »
    I agree. Not giving up on this campaign. I'm making sure I'm as fit as I can be, The only thing I can influence right now. I hope it will come in this campaign. You're right it's the frustration.

    I was just wondering how everyone felt about it whether they were holding out for this time round or submitting a new application.


    I think for sure everyone who still wants it should apply again. There's no telling what could happen to scupper your chances with this campaign or what could come up meaning you'd be unable to accept an offer if it came.

    On the plus side I'm sure in previous campaigns people in our position were given a bye to the AC so hopefully that's still a thing.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 518 ✭✭✭oztop1234


    True!!

    We could be saying all this and still end up in GV together by the end of the year!

    Like my positivity?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 380 ✭✭vickmackey


    Would they actually run a new campaign before they have fully finished the current one??? Would seem very confusing especially when funding is a key factor and they don't know yet how many will get through from current patient waiters!
    Maybe SHIELD can advise on this??


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,262 ✭✭✭DesertCreat_15


    You might be the most impatient and I'm starting to become the most pessimistic ! :o

    I will be submitting a new application for sure (Should we need to) and if it is a case that we are given a skip ahead onto the AC that would be great! !

    At least this time I won't be borderline nervous breakdown going into the Briefing Analysis and actually do better than an E ! haha


  • Registered Users Posts: 975 ✭✭✭Dekkers


    oztop1234 wrote: »
    True!!

    We could be saying all this and still end up in GV together by the end of the year!

    Like my positivity?[/QUOTE

    Yes that's the way!

    I know for sure Ill be seeing some of you in GV...with my face pressed up against the window in all likelihood. :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 518 ✭✭✭oztop1234


    They have done it before.....started a new campaign. If this list runs until march 2015 then a new campaign would need to start. Especially if they want another 300 in 2015/16. I know it's frustrating, I wish they would exhaust this list before starting a new one. And who knows they may do that to save money.... Here's hoping.

    No buys to the AC unfortunately. Not in previous campaigns anyway.

    But who knows how they will work it. It's a new world we live in where money is tight. Might do it differently


  • Registered Users Posts: 975 ✭✭✭Dekkers


    You might be the most impatient and I'm starting to become the most pessimistic ! :o

    I will be submitting a new application for sure (Should we need to) and if it is a case that we are given a skip ahead onto the AC that would be great! !

    At least this time I won't be borderline nervous breakdown going into the Briefing Analysis and actually do better than an E ! haha

    haha, that the first task you mean? You're going to have to tell us how you managed to do that. Or was it just information overload?

    Either way, blame Constable Bridges. That lad/lady was useless :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 975 ✭✭✭Dekkers


    oztop1234 wrote: »

    No buys to the AC unfortunately. Not in previous campaigns anyway.

    But who knows how they will work it. It's a new world we live in where money is tight. Might do it differently

    Sorry, I must've picked somebody up wrong as I was sure I read as much somewhere.

    Really don't fancy doing IST again so maybe was wishful thinking on my part ha


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,262 ✭✭✭DesertCreat_15


    Yep the first part ! I was dry heaving from the anxiousness, just didn't get into the groove until after that part was over.

    I honestly didn't think i did as bad as I did in fairness, but i obviously was in far worse a state than i thought ! :pac:

    Also, kind of silly for them to put us through the IST again is it not ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 975 ✭✭✭Dekkers


    Yep the first part ! I was dry heaving from the anxiousness, just didn't get into the groove until after that part was over.

    I honestly didn't think i did as bad as I did in fairness, but i obviously was in far worse a state than i thought ! :pac:

    Aw that sucks. Bloody nerves have a lot to answer to. That must've been your only downfall at least. Did well to recover from it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,262 ✭✭✭DesertCreat_15


    Thats life as they say!!

    Sure we're young yet Dekkers, if need be we can have plenty of whacks at it before we're scraping 57 :rolleyes:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 518 ✭✭✭oztop1234


    I think some of the armed forces equivalent IST's are valid for 3 years


  • Registered Users Posts: 450 ✭✭gigity gigity


    Im pretty sure I heard that way back at the start of the Patten reforms they did skip to AC if they previously passed IST. Couldnt see it now though, its way to useful for culling the numbers! and we would be so lucky :p

    On a different note, started a bit of running to get in shape for PCA, gonna need to work a bit harder!!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 411 ✭✭Cromlech


    Hi all,

    Can anyone who received a delay email and then achieved a B grade at AC help me out with some info?

    I heard back from AC on 25/03/14 but I'm still awaiting vetting forms and info on the PCA, is everyone else in the same boat? Just worrying as I haven't received anything regarding the PSNI administered sections.

    Thanks in advance,

    Cromlech.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 518 ✭✭✭oztop1234


    Join the club....read this thread. Everyone in the same boat


  • Registered Users Posts: 411 ✭✭Cromlech


    No problem, I read the first few pages but didn't fancy sifting through the rest when I seen how many pages there were.

    Thanks for the prompt reply.

    C.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,262 ✭✭✭DesertCreat_15


    All aboard the re-application bus. :rolleyes:

    :p


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  • Registered Users Posts: 411 ✭✭Cromlech


    If that's what it comes down to then so be it, I'll hopefully be in a better position next campaign and know where to improve.

    C.


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