Advertisement
How to add spoiler tags, edit posts, add images etc. How to - a user's guide to the new version of Boards
Mods please check the Moderators Group for an important update on Mod tools. If you do not have access to the group, please PM Niamh. Thanks!

January 2020 Recruitment.

194959799100114

Comments



  • 9876mac wrote: »
    Who all is appointable and waiting for the call? If so, what sort of merit range?

    I'm 100-150 & appointable.

    Appointable

    1-20




  • Apointable 200-220




  • The guys getting their medical results and SMT are these fast trackers or non fast trackers?
    Useful for trying to gauge potential start dates 🙈




  • I think they're all fast track but I'm not 100% sure




  • Anyone have any information on the results of the new uniform pilot that completed at the beginning of the year?


  • Advertisement


  • SMT result came back. That’s me appointable. ML number 80-100 so hopeful of a call.




  • SMT result came back. That’s me appointable. ML number 80-100 so hopeful of a call.

    Well done! We should be in the same intake!




  • Anyone have any information on the results of the new uniform pilot that completed at the beginning of the year?
    The new uniform is going ahead. But this is the public sector. Change is always slow.




  • For those that have got the call- is it for July or August? Seen someone asking about a September call too?




  • I was go to in June, but had to put it back, they told me September but not sure what date.


  • Advertisement


  • Mod: Please don’t post exact dates. Thanks.




  • Hi all,

    I was recently made appointable (ML position: 120-150) and was trying to work out when we would be offered a training. Does anyone have a rough estimate of timelines for how the groups are progressing? i.e: what ML positions have been offered September training..

    Any help is greatly appreciated and a further well done to you all for getting through this far!!




  • Admin, delete if not appropriate.

    Was just wondering if everyone from our wee pca group during last week got through, hopefully they did!!

    Feel free to private message if you don't want to put that info in public domain.




  • Hey guys,

    I have my medical shortly and I have declared that I experimented with cannabis between the ages of 15 and 18, this has been confirmed in the medical forms by my doctor. I'm in my mid 30s and haven't touched it since, however I am genuinely concerned that this past behaviour will affect my application. Any feedback will be much appreciated.

    Many thanks.




  • Andimaul wrote: »
    Hey guys,

    I have my medical shortly and I have declared that I experimented with cannabis between the ages of 15 and 18, this has been confirmed in the medical forms by my doctor. I'm in my mid 30s and haven't touched it since, however I am genuinely concerned that this past behaviour will affect my application. Any feedback will be much appreciated.

    Many thanks.

    Was there an actual question relating to this or were you open to DAMHS?




  • The question was relating to substance abuse. Even though I wasnt abusing cannabis and only experimented I thought it wise to be open about it and my doctor had record of my use from that time as I was open about it to her.

    Im wondering whether people think it will effect my chances.




  • Andimaul wrote: »
    The question was relating to substance abuse. Even though I wasnt abusing cannabis and only experimented I thought it wise to be open about it and my doctor had record of my use from that time as I was open about it to her.

    Im wondering whether people think it will effect my chances.

    Definitely hats off for the honesty! I can only comment on my own medical were I declared a few mental health related issues, one being when I was 18 (I’m now 30) and they were completely understanding as it was so long ago!

    Each case is assessed individually and no one can tell you if you will pass or fail for sure but I can say occupational health do understand everyone has a past!

    I would try not to worry too much about it, which is easier said than done!




  • It's hard to not overthink every detail when the job means so much. My 18 year old self and the man I am today are extremely different people and I genuinely do hope they understand that nobody is infallible.

    Thanks for the reply mate, you have helped put my mind at ease slightly.




  • Just wondering if anyone above 600 have got vetting forms through yet?




  • Just wondering has anyone got a call for an August start yet or know when calls could potentially be going out? Or if an August intake is even going ahead?


  • Advertisement


  • 9876mac wrote: »
    Just wondering has anyone got a call for an August start yet or know when calls could potentially be going out? Or if an August intake is even going ahead?

    Think so far there’s been July and September! Haven’t heard any august on here!




  • JRR2021 wrote: »
    Think so far there’s been July and September! Haven’t heard any august on here!

    First I’m hearing about calls going out for a September intake?




  • Mcfluffers wrote: »
    First I’m hearing about calls going out for a September intake?

    There was someone asking about it on the 18 intake if I remember correctly




  • Elninotdog wrote: »
    Just wondering if anyone above 600 have got vetting forms through yet?

    Yes I would really like to know how far they are upto now can anyone answer this????




  • Elninotdog wrote: »
    Just wondering if anyone above 600 have got vetting forms through yet?

    I don’t think we will get vetting forms until September at the earliest. We won’t know where we stand until they issue their update at the end of the summer.




  • I don't think anyone has got a September call, I think the 18 campaign someone was just asking about if anyone was starting in September. They didn't say they started in September so prob just asking




  • Hey, have had a few panicked messages over being called in for interview by the vetting unit.

    Despite what I've read on some other threads, it's not the end of the world, I got word earlier in the week that my vetting has now passed (it's been a long ten months give or take) following an interview last month and I'm now appointable. Just be totally honest, everyone's different but just give the best account of yourself if you're called in and don't panic. Easier said than done but hopefully this helps someone who's sitting worried, I know my nerves were wrecked.

    Happy to answer any Q's where I can, if anyone feels the need to PM me :)




  • CLC93 wrote: »
    Hey, have had a few panicked messages over being called in for interview by the vetting unit.

    Despite what I've read on some other threads, it's not the end of the world, I got word earlier in the week that my vetting has now passed (it's been a long ten months give or take) following an interview last month and I'm now appointable. Just be totally honest, everyone's different but just give the best account of yourself if you're called in and don't panic. Easier said than done but hopefully this helps someone who's sitting worried, I know my nerves were wrecked.

    Happy to answer any Q's where I can, if anyone feels the need to PM me :)

    So glad the wait is over for you honestly! These boards are great but they play havoc with peoples anxiety, especially in regards to vetting and medical with false information being given out!

    Now just the call to wait for!




  • Mcfluffers wrote: »
    So glad the wait is over for you honestly! These boards are great but they play havoc with peoples anxiety, especially in regards to vetting and medical with false information being given out!

    Now just the call to wait for!



    I know, delighted to be waiting for the call finally. I had myself failed and all, I seen a previous post somewhere that said if they call you in it's because they've found something that concerned them and that it's not good news so I was preparing myself for the worst. Then to have to go another month after the interview, I was dreading coming home each day to find the letter in the hallway.


    Hindsight is 20/20, but if I had seen a recent post from someone in this intake who had to be interviewed by vetting and subsequently passed, it definitely would have eased my nerves a bit so I'm hoping this helps someone :)


    Happy to wait for the call now knowing that it's definitely coming lol.


  • Advertisement


  • For any lurkers who missed out but still keep in with this page - PSNI plan to recruit again in Autumn 2021. For the rest of us that should mean this list is exhausted! Great news all round.


Advertisement