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PSNI Recruitment 2015

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  • Registered Users Posts: 47 ✭✭✭ blue3790


    Newbie here! Just wondering, is there any other way to prepare for IST other than the example one online? Want to prep as best I can, grateful for any help!


  • Registered Users Posts: 47 ✭✭✭ blue3790


    Also is your merit score soley based on IST and AC? Are any other factors taken into consideration?


  • Registered Users Posts: 119 ✭✭ IvanT1984


    blue3790 wrote: »
    Also is your merit score soley based on IST and AC? Are any other factors taken into consideration?


    Your AC score determines your placement on the merit list so its essential to do as well as you can at this point.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,640 Homer01


    blue3790 wrote: »
    Also is your merit score soley based on IST and AC? Are any other factors taken into consideration?

    As far as I am aware your IST score is used purely to get you into the AC. All you need is to pass the IST.

    After that it's all about the AC result. You want as high a score as possible:)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 335 ✭✭ Ayechihuahua


    Back again for another go at this recruitment drive..... Here's hoping. Applied 2 years ago but can't remember what I used for my username on here back then. Next step, IST.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19 ✭✭✭ bow runner


    Back to fitness training, cold wet evening....dying...lol....hope this is worth the pain.....


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,696 Mop a top


    No pain no gain!!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 19 ✭✭✭ bow runner


    All seems like pain at minute.....aching old bones


  • Registered Users Posts: 127 ✭✭ Derob


    bow runner wrote: »
    All seems like pain at minute.....aching old bones

    Keep going the old bones will thank you for it, trust me after almost a year on fitness regime they only squeak now ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 89 ✭✭✭ janet1989


    I choose to have my IST on a Saturday. Are any of the Dublin dates on a Saturday?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 504 Johannes_Cabal


    janet1989 wrote: »
    I choose to have my IST on a Saturday. Are any of the Dublin dates on a Saturday?

    I'm not sure if they run Dublin dates, you might be required to come up north.


  • Registered Users Posts: 89 ✭✭✭ janet1989


    Have they released the figures yet on how many applied for this months recruitment campaign?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,640 Homer01


    janet1989 wrote: »
    I choose to have my IST on a Saturday. Are any of the Dublin dates on a Saturday?

    Pretty sure on the last campaign all IST's were held in NI. Given budgets, etc. it'll probably be the same this time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 40 ✭✭✭ Sheepsy


    bow runner wrote: »
    Back to fitness training, cold wet evening....dying...lol....hope this is worth the pain.....

    Will be worth it though :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,041 MrBlack93


    This article here says ''recruitment campaign closed on Friday and attracted more than 4,000 applicants''

    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-ford-rules-out-return-of-5050-psni-recruitment-34140314.html


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,696 Mop a top


    Woohooo


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,850 ✭✭✭ Depp


    Just got my email saying ill be going forward for the ist, says ill have my appointment finalised by the 30th of october, just wondering if anyone has any idea when these appointments will be, cheers


  • Registered Users Posts: 74 ✭✭✭ hellomoto1234


    only 4000 applicants?! numbers are waaaaaaaay down on previous years...Is this a combination of a number of things or mainly to do with the decrease in starting salary?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88 ✭✭✭ Breaking bad


    only 4000 applicants?! numbers are waaaaaaaay down on previous years...Is this a combination of a number of things or mainly to do with the decrease in starting salary?

    Prob due to salary id say and with more security alerts etc. I read that there was only 100 jobs allocated but the police federation say that there needs to be 6 times that number.

    Puts it into perspective now that Ive been told I've been successful when 7000 people applied when I did - I think.


  • Registered Users Posts: 127 ✭✭ Derob


    Prob due to salary id say and with more security alerts etc. I read that there was only 100 jobs allocated but the police federation say that there needs to be 6 times that number.

    Puts it into perspective now that Ive been told I've been successful when 7000 people applied when I did - I think.
    Also think of the number of people who have reapplied who are waiting on word from 1405 campaign if they hear in next few months numbers will reduce even more, they may even have to hold another recruitment campaign in new year after IST stage is over


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  • Registered Users Posts: 127 ✭✭ Derob


    Prob due to salary id say and with more security alerts etc. I read that there was only 100 jobs allocated but the police federation say that there needs to be 6 times that number.

    Puts it into perspective now that Ive been told I've been successful when 7000 people applied when I did - I think.
    Also think of the number of people who have reapplied who are waiting on word from 1405 campaign if they hear in next few months numbers will reduce even more, they may even have to hold another recruitment campaign in new year after IST stage is over


  • Registered Users Posts: 504 Johannes_Cabal


    Could be lower due to the fact that applicants from previous campaigns have been successful in obtaining a place at GV or possibly another UK force.

    Also third time round for anyone who was unsuccessful in previous campaigns could have been too much and they decided not to reapply.


  • Registered Users Posts: 74 ✭✭✭ hellomoto1234


    Could be lower due to the fact that applicants from previous campaigns have been successful in obtaining a place at GV or possibly another UK force.

    Also third time round for anyone who was unsuccessful in previous campaigns could have been too much and they decided not to reapply.

    "third time" - if I'd adopted that approach i'd have given up years ago :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 504 Johannes_Cabal


    "third time" - if I'd adopted that approach i'd have given up years ago :)

    Perseverance will pay off, nothing worth doing is ever easy.

    I'd say aswell that third time around you'd have a better idea of what they are looking for in the IST and AC.


  • Registered Users Posts: 74 ✭✭✭ hellomoto1234


    Perseverance will pay off, nothing worth doing ever easy.

    I'd say aswell that third time around you'd have a better idea of what they are looking for in the IST and AC.

    Oh without a doubt - the IST over the years hasn't changed that much tbh - the AC on the other hand is a lot tougher than what is was say 10 years ago - you have to showcase your talent/skills now rather than sitting on the fence! (well that's my opinion)


  • Registered Users Posts: 504 Johannes_Cabal


    Oh without a doubt - the IST over the years hasn't changed that much tbh - the AC on the other hand is a lot tougher than what is was say 10 years ago - you have to showcase your talent/skills now rather than sitting on the fence! (well that's my opinion)

    Yeah you do have to put yourself forward and show why you are suitable, I found in the first campaign that the AC to be an unnatural situation to be put in for someone who has no experience in that area. I've been having a look at my feedback from it and know what I need to develop this time round if I get to it again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 896 ✭✭✭ IUA14


    Has anyone received details of the IST appointments yet? In my initial response email they said they would be in touch via email by October 30th.


  • Registered Users Posts: 47 ✭✭✭ blue3790


    IUA14 wrote: »
    Has anyone received details of the IST appointments yet? In my initial response email they said they would be in touch via email by October 30th.

    They told me the same and I still haven't heard. Been refreshing my inbox all day
    :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 74 ✭✭✭ hellomoto1234


    everyone needs to chill out, if you have confirmation they will come :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 40 ✭✭✭ Sheepsy


    everyone needs to chill out, if you have confirmation they will come :)

    Agreed. It's not a fast process trust me, as someone who's still part of the last campaign, waiting is a big part of trying to get this job. Don't be surprised if emails come after 6pm, the working day doesn't seem to mean anything.

    They will arrive...someday...hopefully...before 2020 for sure


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