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January 2020 Recruitment.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 15 n_3


    I found it easy enough. I just went full pelt and completed it in around 3 minutes. Although I am very active anyway. Best advice would be to go to familiarisation session as you’ll get a chance to try the different obstacles and see the sections people usually struggle on. You need a decent level of cardiovascular fitness for it but it’s not overly difficult in my opinion!



  • Registered Users Posts: 111 ✭✭ lornzeo99


    @Hypomnesia I personally totally underestimated the course, I failed the first time by 4 seconds, I would say I’m fit, run 3 times a week at least a 5k and do CrossFit twice a week and walk miles everyday. I went far to slow, I attended the practice sessions after (we were all girls repeating) ended up doing it sooner than my given date and completed it in 3.26…the course is designed to tire you out. @n_3 they usually do calls around the 15th, haven’t heard of any today



  • Registered Users Posts: 39 Hypomnesia


    Thanks guys, I'll change up my training routine a bit to be safe. Cardio isn't something I solely focus on too much, I do weight circuit training and EMOM at the moment. Will add some running to the program to keep the heart rate high. Think the hardest bit for me will be keeping a good pace with no clock to watch.



  • Registered Users Posts: 55 ✭✭ Unknown117


    Adding to this, complete random question that no one will be interested in but anyway, I wear a WHOOP fitness tracker if anyones familiar will these be allowed for PCA and then further into GV does anyone know? my life and soul using that thing so wondering if anyones any idea regarding that? thanks i’m advance!



  • Registered Users Posts: 15 n_3


    You can’t use that during the PCA. They say it’s supposed to be a maximal effort simulating a chase so ya can’t time yourself. Not sure about GV though.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 111 ✭✭ lornzeo99


    You aren’t allowed to wear any watches or trackers in the PCA or time yourself with anything. Sprints are good, there is advice on what exercises to do to help train for it on the website



  • Registered Users Posts: 72 ✭✭ RECRUIT2018


    A good routine would be a mix of LISS cardio, HIIT and intense circuits like:

    sprint/run 20-50m

    x20 pushups

    sprint/run back 20-50m

    x20 burpees

    sprint/run 20-50m

    (30 secs) star jumps

    sprint/run back 20-50m

    (30 secs) High Knees

    (fill in as you see appropriate)


    If you also have access to a decent gym then use of airbikes, skierg etc is a real blow out. Mix in abit of strength training including calisthenics and some weights.



  • Registered Users Posts: 177 ✭✭ NeeNaw21


    For the PCA all you would really have to do is a few sprints, some jogging, press ups and sit ups.


    Nothing fancy



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Did nobody get a call then?



  • Registered Users Posts: 15 n_3


    unfortunately not fs



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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    This is just ridiculous now, losing the will to live here!



  • Registered Users Posts: 90 ✭✭ Newyearnewjob


    Didnt expect a call this month, maybe next month for a larger intake. As usual, good of the PSNI to keep us up to date. Gradually losing the will to join the organisation!.



  • Registered Users Posts: 36 georgie1305


    Is it always the same date each month that they call?


    When a budget becomes available, they may even double recruitment. Who knows 🤷‍♂️



  • Registered Users Posts: 111 ✭✭ lornzeo99


    @georgie1305 its usually the 15th, that was a Sunday this month but they have done calls on the Monday. Did I read they normally don’t do a July intake or is it August? Soul destroying at this point, 2 and a half years of this process and let’s face it the budget won’t be sorted anytime soon.



  • Registered Users Posts: 106 ✭✭ DDGS7


    There's no "usual" dates for calls, they call if and when courses are approved, I got mine on like the 21st or 22nd of the month, same with times, it's just whatever time of the day



  • Registered Users Posts: 111 ✭✭ lornzeo99


    @DDGS7 ah did not realise this. Maybe we have hope yet! Have you started?



  • Registered Users Posts: 106 ✭✭ DDGS7


    No not yet, it's finally on the horizon though



  • Registered Users Posts: 60 ✭✭ Byc_moze


    I send them email and got response. They said with my merit position (700-750) they do not expect me to start before Winter 22/23. So I don't even wait for a phone call now 🤷‍♀️ it will be 3 years from start to the end IF I get a start date for Winter 23...



  • Registered Users Posts: 12 Flash_93


    Is that with out the extra finance from Budget? Hopefully in the coming weeks stormount is back up and functioning and extra funds are allocated.



  • Registered Users Posts: 35 crazyfire999


    For all those waiting? When did you apply? What year was it? 2020? When did you get word that you were ready for an appointment?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 60 ✭✭ Byc_moze


    They mentioned, that they are still waiting for confirmation of final budget so is hard to tell accurate dates but for now I am not going to hear anything prior Winter 🤷‍♀️



  • Registered Users Posts: 60 ✭✭ Byc_moze


    I applied Feb 2020,I am appointable from January, so winter 22/23 will take me to 3 years waiting time...



  • Registered Users Posts: 8 avjjken


    Just to give people some idea, I was appointable for a staff role from November 21. In January I was told Winter 22/23 courses would be commencing. I’m now onto week 3 of training of the second course with a 3rd starting later in the year.



  • Registered Users Posts: 177 ✭✭ NeeNaw21


    They email when you are appointable.


    Civilian staff recruitment has zero relevance to police officer recruitment.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 111 ✭✭ lornzeo99


    @Byc_moze I am around the same merit position as you. WOW. So by Winter 23 are we talking like November/December 2023 or do you think more around the start of 2023?! I have been offered another job in the civil service that I’m accepting it’s beyond ridiculous now.



  • Registered Users Posts: 177 ✭✭ NeeNaw21


    Civil service is a perfect waiting room for the police though.


    And your pension will transfer.


    But i'm not really understanding how it is "ridiculous" public sector recruitment has always been slow.


    When i joined the civil service before the Police i scored in the top 50 and still only started 18 months after applying. The interview invite came as a bit of shock because i'd forgot i'd applied.


    The police can only put so many through training at a time.



  • Registered Users Posts: 60 ✭✭ Byc_moze


    @lornzeo99 no, they said Winter 22/23. So it's November /December 2022 or January /February 2023



  • Registered Users Posts: 111 ✭✭ lornzeo99


    @Byc_moze thanks for that! Hopefully see you in 2023 lol!



  • Registered Users Posts: 60 ✭✭ Byc_moze


    I hope 😂 I will write here if I will get call, so we will find each other at one stage 😂😂


    @lornzeo99 Good luck with new job 💪



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  • Registered Users Posts: 51 ✭✭ Gda88


    Anyone else have experience with vetting taking longer than 8 months?



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