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January 2020 Recruitment.



  • Registered Users Posts: 196 ✭✭ NeeNaw21

  • Registered Users Posts: 37 AWD188

    I likely will, just curious as to whether the 133 odd left is actually a thing, as I can’t seem to find it anywhere apart from here lol

  • Registered Users Posts: 73 ✭✭ Byc_moze

    How many times did you have to repeat that already ?🤣

    I laughed when I read that again 🙈🤣

  • Registered Users Posts: 37 georgie1305


  • Registered Users Posts: 113 ✭✭ ASM1234

    It wasn't a stupid question. They will ask you if you have any holidays booked and if you do they can't work round it. So plan it wisely if you think ur going to get a call soon👍 also no matter what anybody says your life will be put on hold for this job unfortunately

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  • Registered Users Posts: 196 ✭✭ NeeNaw21

    Yes this job does put your life on hold, no point in putting it on hold before you're through the door.

  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭ Tango-Hotel

    I have 3 friends in the police. One of those a Sargent. They are all on 2 or 3 holidays a year. Have plenty of family time and always ask me "where do you get the idea that this job takes over your life?" They all enjoy the job and the time off. Maybe they are lucky with the stations they are in and there are loads of colleagues who love OT.

  • Registered Users Posts: 113 ✭✭ ASM1234

    It'll be a few more years in payscale for myself for the 2 or 3 holidays a year🤣🤣 but ofcourse this job requires more of you than other jobs. You get detailed OT and there's no saying no. Held back hours after your meant to finish etc.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17 pcchap

    I had to do the same, will see you in October!

  • Registered Users Posts: 196 ✭✭ NeeNaw21

    Top rate cons £41,130 plus NITA £3492 (Total £44,622)

    Newly promoted Sergeant £43,965 plus NITA £3492 (Total £47,457)

    Aye those wages are good and yes we'll all get to the top rate con pay eventually and it's a very gold salary considering you only need 5 GCSEs, even better when you add CRTP after a year.

    And all Overtime cane be taken as TOIL instead of cash which is pretty cool.

    I love my job, it's the best Job in the world. But this job does take over life.

    1. You may have friends that you can't be friends with anymore.

    2. You see and hear things that you wouldn't believe. And sometimes it's pretty horrible.

    3. There's places you can't go anymore. And for some that's even more pronounced.

    4. over time with no notice, ehich you can try and get rid off but if you have certains skills the number of people you can offload that too is small.

    5. Being held on over and over and over means you have to bin plans.

    6. There's no guarantee you'll get certain important dates off. Family birthdays, anniversaries etc. Which most plan for, and i've been particularly lucky as I get that leave in early but we all have things that just pop up. Point 5 feeds into this.

    7. You literally can't do some things anymore

    8. Stress of work inadvertantly bleeds into family life and you have to work hard to get that healthy balance.

    9. Media constantly battering your profession. We know the reality and can generally ignore the tabloid nonsense but it's still less than ideal.

    10. Public sector pay awards have been obliterated for the last 10 years.

    I love my job, literally the best decision I made joining the Police but it's not all roses. It comes in peaks and troughs and tbh I work with some amazing people that make the troughs so much easier to get through.

    The public perception that we earn tonnes of money and live in amazing houses and drive flash cars isn't the reality for most.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 123 ✭✭ lornzeo99

    Can anybody tell me what the take home salary is in GV each month? Trying to way up the wage difference with my current job!

  • Registered Users Posts: 196 ✭✭ NeeNaw21

  • Registered Users Posts: 196 ✭✭ NeeNaw21

    For reference.

    NITA isn't taxable or pensionable but is subject to National insurance so circa 12% deduction.

    £3492 × 0.88 = £3072.96/12 = £256.08

    Is your tax code is applied properly, ehich it won't be as HMRC lag behind job changes.

    Taxcode 1257L i.e. tax free allowance £12,570/annum.

    Pension deduction 12.44.

    Plugging salary into a salary calculator for the student officer salary of £21,441.

    Take home pay on that salary £1394.11. (No student loan)

    Add in NITA post NI (no student loan)


    With student Loan (Plan 1 if you are from NI)

    Take home pay works out to be about


    With NITA less national insurance and student loan is £233.3/month.

    Monthly take home £1616.14/month

    But in practice for sone reason it's much lower than this, federation subscription etc.

  • Registered Users Posts: 76 ✭✭ RECRUIT2018

    For any officers who have prior service in another police service, I have been advised that it is recognised post training so for the duration of GV would be on pay point 0. It may be a pretty significant pay cut for 5 months and I'd imagine a barrier to recruitment for some potential officers.

  • Registered Users Posts: 196 ✭✭ NeeNaw21

    If there's no break in service you'll keep your pay point in GV

    And won't have a probation to serve but the 3 year distrixt commitment will apply

  • Registered Users Posts: 76 ✭✭ RECRUIT2018

    Ah see I had a break in service for a few years. Some drop for 5 months.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13 Flash_93

    Hi all, apologies if this has been previously answered but are they hoping to have our 2020 campaign fully exhausted by March 2023 and then start from the 2021 campaign or could it extend past that?

  • Registered Users Posts: 73 ✭✭ Byc_moze

    @RECRUIT2018 are u going to start GV August? Or you still on a waiting list?

  • Registered Users Posts: 76 ✭✭ RECRUIT2018

  • Registered Users Posts: 73 ✭✭ Byc_moze

    There are people who got August start day with 640- 670 ML. So I think there is not that many left, and even without executive it's very possible that our campaign will be done by March 😬 I hope 🤣

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  • Registered Users Posts: 73 ✭✭ Byc_moze

    I just wasn't sure if you got offer or not. So we are waiting for a call 🙈🤞

  • Registered Users Posts: 77 ✭✭ Starsky1

    Hello. Sorry I’m in the 2021 campaign.

    does anyone know what classes have been confirmed? Is there a sept/Oct class confirmed?

  • Registered Users Posts: 73 ✭✭ Byc_moze

    @Starsky1 as far as I know - August so far, and we are waiting for a call for a next intake

  • Registered Users Posts: 77 ✭✭ Starsky1

    No problem Byc_more , thanks for letting me know 😀

    fingers crossed there will be 😀

  • Registered Users Posts: 4 NM2021

    August intake, and talk of an intake end of October/start of November

  • Registered Users Posts: 123 ✭✭ lornzeo99

    Just wondering do they call off a withheld number? And do they leave a voicemail? Thanks!

  • Registered Users Posts: 196 ✭✭ NeeNaw21

    Witheld number and they will leave a voicemail

  • Registered Users Posts: 12 Summer157

    Hi folks, I’m in the 2021 recruitment process and was wondering where can you slip up or fail on the managed stages, which is the most common one or one that most people fall down on?

    thanks in advance!

  • Registered Users Posts: 169 ✭✭ Boneyard2002

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  • Registered Users Posts: 36 forumnewbie21

    PCA I'd say. If you fail SMT should you really be applying anyway 🤷 as for vetting, that's out of your control now, but again I'd say most applications will have a pretty clear vetting record. PCA is the only thing that's in your control and that you can work towards achieving.