Congrats pal -all the best!
Hope you get sorted and don't give up!
Still here too!
haven’t been as active since I received the call a while back. Congrats to everyone who received theirs this morning. Still a long road ahead but amazing the recruitment side is finally finished.
good luck to everyone still completing the managed stages, it’s a long process but you do get there in the end!
Hi guys, got the call today but forgot to mention time off for a family wedding which is on a Saturday.
Does anyone know what the best way to do this is or what I should do. Thanks
Hey!! I was offered an august start but due to get married in September. They couldn’t give me the day off because it fell on a day that was too important to miss! I was also told that you’ll be in some Saturdays so will depend on how it fits in with the schedule. Call recruitment and let them know and they will get back to you pretty quickly
What was your merit position roughly?
Do you think more calls will go out tomorrow?
Passed my medical and SMT, fully appointable now. Its been a long process, so relieved to have passed all stages.
Has anyone ever had issues passing managed stages due to mental health issues in their past?
yea I had no bother, feel free to PM me if you need help
Hey guys, had my medical recently. How long did it take to hear from them and get pass/fail/further info needed results? thanks x
Less than 48 hours for my pass but further info needed seems to take a few weeks.
how did yours go?
Sent a wee message Mcfluffers. Thanks for your quick response x
HI ALL, it's all very quiet in here! 😉 How are yous all doing? Wondering to hear how long it took to hear your medical results and then the timeframe afterwards, i.e., times between medical results (being appointable) and getting the call, times between getting the call and a starting date in GV). From what i am gathering, it's roughly 1 month and a half from getting the call to starting in GV. How are yous all getting on? xx
calls go out once per month, either the very start or very end of a month, but usually a 4 week gap between calls
Hi guys, long time lurker here. Glad to see you all progressing through the stages! I have my pca soon and wondered if anyone who has failed their pca could answer a couple of questions for me about the support sessions they offer. If I could pm you I would really appreciate it. Thank you
Hi. I had my pca and i passed it. But from what i remember during the induction, there are support sessions every forthright (won't specify the day of the week and the place, in case pcas are held at different locations). So, if u fail your pca, you are told you can attend a few of these sessions and to re-sit your pca at any of these sessions when you feel ready. I hope this helps. Good luck x
Well done on passing! I was looking to find out what day of the week they're held on so I can plan ahead with work. Had a bad injury and haven't trained for a while. Could really do with an extra few weeks until it fully heals. Work can be a nightmare with time off so wanted to try and plan in advance. I know no specific dates are allowed just the day of the week would be handy. I really appreciate your help though. Thanks very much
They were like a Wednesday or a Thursday, can't remember exactly, right in the middle of the day at about 12 ish. I didn't go to any cause it would have been a full day off work and using annual leave for me but I probably should have...
Thank you. Thats why I'm trying to plan ahead. I appreciate your advice tashbash
Hi, time for medical is very variable. From what I can see if you have no medical condition etc, you will get results within a week or so. If you have a condition requiring additional information, it is case by case. Personally, took a few months after appeal etc. To get the call, it depends on your merit number and who's appointable. They literally go down the list based on appointability and merit number.
Thank you Big_A! Well done on you passing your medical even after an appeal. I hope i won't have to get to that but my eyesight with a surgery could be a hint, will continue to live in hope :) Thanks and good luck with your start. M. x
Thank you and good luck!
Has anyone who did their PCA in June got a date for their medical yet?
Anyone of you guys that have been waiting long on vetting hear back yet?
Not a word bud, couldn't see it happening anytime soon going by how long those in the past have had to wait to even get an interview
Not good. My biggest fear is passing everything else and failing vetting. but sure whats for you won't go past you
Aye I had a fear of being left to rot for ages with vetting and that seems to be coming true now... You just have vetting left?
HI, yeah, i had my pca towards the end of June and have recently had my medical. No results yet. Hope this helps, M.
PCA soon- maybe see some folk from in here who knows and medical to go.