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PSNI Recruitment - Stage 4 - The Medical

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  • dumb blonde question coming up - whats a burpee??

    and if you put that on as a prelude to a punchline I will hunt you down...:p



    The burpee is a calisthenic exercise performed to increase strength and explosiveness. Performed in repetitions, it also improves cardio-vascular fitness. Though there are several different variations of the burpee, some utilizing Weights such as Kettlebells or Weight Vests, the most common form is...
    1. Start in a push up position.
    2. Do one push up.
    3. Quickly jump feet forward to a squatting position, like in a squat thrust.
    4. Jump high into the air, bringing your knees up to your chest & raising your hands above your head.
    5. Land with feet together, on the balls of your feet..
    6. Drop back to a squat.
    7. Jump feet back to a push up position.
    8. Repeat many times.
    Hope this helps!!!;)




  • owen1976 wrote: »
    The burpee is a calisthenic exercise performed to increase strength and explosiveness. Performed in repetitions, it also improves cardio-vascular fitness. Though there are several different variations of the burpee, some utilizing Weights such as Kettlebells or Weight Vests, the most common form is...
    1. Start in a push up position.
    2. Do one push up.
    3. Quickly jump feet forward to a squatting position, like in a squat thrust.
    4. Jump high into the air, bringing your knees up to your chest & raising your hands above your head.
    5. Land with feet together, on the balls of your feet..
    6. Drop back to a squat.
    7. Jump feet back to a push up position.
    8. Repeat many times.
    Hope this helps!!!;)

    ..."YIKES!" - "Holy Moley!" "Well that's a doosy!" - and other PG expletives.

    You actually have to do this??.. As Mrs Hunt said.. No time like the present to start getting on the ball with this stuff..




  • owen1976 wrote: »
    The burpee is a calisthenic exercise performed to increase strength and explosiveness. Performed in repetitions, it also improves cardio-vascular fitness. Though there are several different variations of the burpee, some utilizing Weights such as Kettlebells or Weight Vests, the most common form is...
    1. Start in a push up position.
    2. Do one push up.
    3. Quickly jump feet forward to a squatting position, like in a squat thrust.
    4. Jump high into the air, bringing your knees up to your chest & raising your hands above your head.
    5. Land with feet together, on the balls of your feet..
    6. Drop back to a squat.
    7. Jump feet back to a push up position.
    8. Repeat many times.
    Hope this helps!!!;)

    they are quite possibly the most grim/hardest/annoying/frustrating thing you will have to endure, the gaelic team which i play for had to do 20 of them at the end of a session PROPERLY:eek::eek:




  • Sounds like, *great* fun.




  • lolol it was the only times in my life when i was begging for a 100 push ups:D


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  • owen1976 wrote: »
    The burpee is a calisthenic exercise performed to increase strength and explosiveness. Performed in repetitions, it also improves cardio-vascular fitness. Though there are several different variations of the burpee, some utilizing Weights such as Kettlebells or Weight Vests, the most common form is...
    1. Start in a push up position.
    2. Do one push up.
    3. Quickly jump feet forward to a squatting position, like in a squat thrust.
    4. Jump high into the air, bringing your knees up to your chest & raising your hands above your head.
    5. Land with feet together, on the balls of your feet..
    6. Drop back to a squat.
    7. Jump feet back to a push up position.
    8. Repeat many times.
    Hope this helps!!!;)

    Jaysus.

    *takes large slug of wine*

    I'm exhausted just reading that LOL :p




  • We have to do them as part of rugby training and nobody likes doing them

    In the army the call them B*stards! anyone thats ever had the pleasure of doing them will understand why




  • they are awful we do them for training as well and by the finish i'm breathing outta my rear end!

    just a note on the question about how much notice of medical, its roughly 3weeks from you receive the letter to your med, the time is needed as it takes about that long for your GP to sign your medical questionnaire! :mad:




  • pb999 wrote: »
    just a note on the question about how much notice of medical, its roughly 3weeks from you receive the letter to your med, the time is needed as it takes about that long for your GP to sign your medical questionnaire! :mad:


    3 weeks after your ac pass letter you will recieve your med invitation letter? am i right :)?




  • No. 3 weeks after your letter inviting you to the medical you will have to do the medical.

    at the earliest it will be september before anyone does a medical I would think


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  • belfastard wrote: »
    3 weeks after your ac pass letter you will recieve your med invitation letter? am i right :)?

    Afraid not.

    If you are lucky enough to receive an invitation to a medical, you will have roughly three weeks in which to fill in a medical questionaire and get it signed by your GP. You bring this (completed) form with you to the medical and hand it over to the examining doctor.




  • Can anyone shed any light on what the medical questionaire asks?

    Is it General medical questions dealing with serious medical conditions, asthma, depression etc or does it probe a little deeper and ask about prescriptions for a certain period, recent surgery, emergency treatment etc?




  • MrFug wrote: »
    Can anyone shed any light on what the medical questionaire asks?

    Is it General medical questions dealing with serious medical conditions, asthma, depression etc or does it probe a little deeper and ask about prescriptions for a certain period, recent surgery, emergency treatment etc?

    It's mostly general stuff. Have you had the following...... If yes please give details. It asks about conditions, illnesses, injuries, the treatments prescribed and where prescribed.




  • 3 weeks from you get your letter inviting you to medical

    as carlty says its standard stuff, just a load of yes/no boxes to tick covering everything, a wee bit for you to detail any specialists of consultations you've had e.g laser eye surgery and then your doc puts your injection record down and signs it




  • anyone heard anything about medical dates yet???




  • not yet,id imagine 3 or 4 weeks.just goin by what it said on the pass letter mate




  • Hi, newbie poster here.... just got my pass letter today, only did my AC last Tues. Am so pleased, this is my dream job, had laser surgery and everything as I failed my medical last time (5 years ago on account of my blindness!). Can anyone advise me how long does it take after the medical for everything to fall into place? I have a very lovely holiday booked in Jan 09, really don't want to miss out if I am successful!

    Any responses would be greatly appreciated




  • Hi, newbie poster here.... just got my pass letter today, only did my AC last Tues. Am so pleased, this is my dream job, had laser surgery and everything as I failed my medical last time (5 years ago on account of my blindness!). Can anyone advise me how long does it take after the medical for everything to fall into place? I have a very lovely holiday booked in Jan 09, really don't want to miss out if I am successful!

    Any responses would be greatly appreciated

    Theres no hard and fast rule, there are guys in Garnerville now who started this week, who have EXCELLENT merit placings and only got the call for august. Considering the process started in June last year!
    Vetting seems to cause delays and theres no way round it.
    Have you got your vetting forms?




  • hey folks, just wondering if anyone is in the same position as myself.

    i have passed my AC and vetting and am just waiting for the medical date.

    also is there an interview board to face?

    a few people have said about it but I can't find any info on it soim not sure wheter there there used to be one or if there still is.




  • Chris86 wrote: »
    hey folks, just wondering if anyone is in the same position as myself.

    i have passed my AC and vetting and am just waiting for the medical date.

    also is there an interview board to face?

    a few people have said about it but I can't find any info on it soim not sure wheter there there used to be one or if there still is.

    How do you know you've passed your vetting? Is this for C13 or C14?


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  • I'm pretty sure i got a letter saying that was successful with the vetting, although im not sure about the AC, i just presumed I had passed it due to getting the vetting forms. I'm in work at the min so will have to double check when i get home at lunch.

    Also not sure which group it was with. I applied in march.




  • Did you receive vetting forms?
    Did you receive a letter saying you had passed your AC?

    As far as im aware you're not told you have passed vetting unless you ring up




  • Chris86 wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure i got a letter saying that was successful with the vetting, although im not sure about the AC, i just presumed I had passed it due to getting the vetting forms. I'm in work at the min so will have to double check when i get home at lunch.

    Also not sure which group it was with. I applied in march.

    If you applied in March you are in C14. And its highly unlikely you've received a letter saying you've passed vetting but we will be interested to have that clarified!:D




  • Theres no hard and fast rule, there are guys in Garnerville now who started this week, who have EXCELLENT merit placings and only got the call for august. Considering the process started in June last year!
    Vetting seems to cause delays and theres no way round it.
    Have you got your vetting forms?


    hi,

    No, no vetting forms yet, only had my ac last Tues, couldn't believe I heard so quickly. Hubby is in for C14 as well, he did his ac mid-june, found out about 3 weeks ago he had passed, no forms for him either, he is already vetted anyway on account of his current job, i have been previously but it has likely expired, don't know if that makes any difference, prob not! Consensia guy at the ac commented that there seems to be no rhyme nor reason as to who gets the vetting forms when.

    All just a waiting game I suppose, used to that though! Reading the boards last night though I am a bit worried about the finance thing, we have a sizeable enough mortgage, car & personal loan and credit cards, am sh****ng it that that may go against me, have never defaulted on any payments, been late with the old cards once or twice, but then noone is perfect!




  • ok am home now. just reading over what i recieved it says 'you have successfully completed the assessment centre stage of the recruitment process'

    so my bad i guess! thought i had another tick in the box:(

    back to waiting then




  • hi,

    No, no vetting forms yet, only had my ac last Tues, couldn't believe I heard so quickly. Hubby is in for C14 as well, he did his ac mid-june, found out about 3 weeks ago he had passed, no forms for him either, he is already vetted anyway on account of his current job, i have been previously but it has likely expired, don't know if that makes any difference, prob not! Consensia guy at the ac commented that there seems to be no rhyme nor reason as to who gets the vetting forms when.

    All just a waiting game I suppose, used to that though! Reading the boards last night though I am a bit worried about the finance thing, we have a sizeable enough mortgage, car & personal loan and credit cards, am sh****ng it that that may go against me, have never defaulted on any payments, been late with the old cards once or twice, but then noone is perfect!

    No previous Vetting counts. You get vetted again from scratch.
    Whilst there doesnt seem to be any real method to the vetting general consensus is that higher scorers at AC may be getting theirs first.
    But again we are all just thinkiing out loud.
    Wouldnt worry about the credit thing as long as theres no CCJs defaults or bankruptcies you'll be fine.
    Its you Uncle Bin Laden I'd be concerned about:D LOL




  • Do any of you think me finding out that I have passed after such a short space of time is an indicator of anything? Did my ac on 29th july got a letter dated the 4th aug (did my IST middle of june)... am not so good when it comes to not knowing what happens, sounds like this is going to be one long drawn out fun-filled process, lol!:)




  • Do any of you think me finding out that I have passed after such a short space of time is an indicator of anything? Did my ac on 29th july got a letter dated the 4th aug (did my IST middle of june)... am not so good when it comes to not knowing what happens, sounds like this is going to be one long drawn out fun-filled process, lol!:)


    Sorry to disappoint but I would think all it indicates is you passed your AC. Have you got your vetting forms yet?
    The system of recuitment isn't very clear you never really know where you stand or how your doing until you get you merit number. Even then its not for sure!!!




  • Can someone please explain defaults to me?
    Are these different to missed payments?


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  • carlty888 wrote: »
    Can someone please explain defaults to me?
    Are these different to missed payments?

    I think a default is when payments on a credit agreement, be it a loan, card or mortgage, are missed more than once, say 3 months in a row, if it was just once then i think it is classed as being in arrears. May differ depending on who or what the "debt" is owed to though.


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