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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #200 on: November 03, 2015, 08:54:30 AM »
How many from the interviews were left over after the first two drill squads?

About 40

Not happy with the selection process Feret?

Did any fail the PAT 2 or medical or were any advised that they were not progressing past the interview stage?

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #201 on: November 03, 2015, 09:28:58 AM »
Did anyone from the pool receive an invitation for interview?

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #202 on: November 03, 2015, 11:30:23 AM »
With a third squad commencing early next year, I am assuming that it will be at least 12 to 18 months before another recruitment is opened? I've been away for a few years and am eager as anything. I suppose it'll just be the case of keep fit and wait...?

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #203 on: November 03, 2015, 07:54:44 PM »
Were any ex-military pers successful in this campaign?

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« Reply #204 on: November 04, 2015, 06:58:52 AM »
How many from the interviews were left over after the first two drill squads?



About 40

Not happy with the selection process Feret?

Did any fail the PAT 2 or medical or were any advised that they were not progressing past the interview stage?

It just seems that a lot of faith is being put in the personality profile testing.

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #205 on: November 04, 2015, 04:13:22 PM »


It just seems that a lot of faith is being put in the personality profile testing.
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Ferret, I concur.

I sat both the aptitude testing and profiling; but unsuccessful progressing to the interview stage. I fully accept this however was disappointed there were so many questions 'agree / disagree / etc'. I feel a more accurate gauge of personality would have been to allow written answers to a series of questions as well as the agree disagree questions.

Does anyone else 'agree' ?

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #206 on: November 04, 2015, 04:40:18 PM »
Schmick - what examples did you find were not well placed?

I've done profiling test examples and I don't mind the agree and disagree questions at times, but as humans we are way more intricate than a simple 'strongly agree'...

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #207 on: November 25, 2015, 07:36:56 AM »
Can anyone confirm that it was just candidates from the interview pool that were considered for the 3rd drill squad? Or has anyone from the 'keep fit' pool heard anything?

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #208 on: November 25, 2015, 07:28:42 PM »
Can anyone confirm that it was just candidates from the interview pool that were considered for the 3rd drill squad? Or has anyone from the 'keep fit' pool heard anything?

From people already interviewed.

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #209 on: November 30, 2015, 12:46:20 PM »
I actually agree with Ferrret, any retained get into the third squad?

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #210 on: November 30, 2015, 01:11:36 PM »
I actually agree with Ferrret, any retained get into the third squad?

 :mrgreen:
« Last Edit: November 14, 2016, 02:15:18 PM by Ferret »

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #211 on: December 17, 2015, 11:27:02 AM »
I actually agree with Ferrret, any retained get into the third squad?

One retained I believe.  And a couple failed pat2 apparently

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #212 on: December 17, 2015, 07:58:14 PM »
So a February 2016 drill squad is a definite go ahead? Will they need to call on more for PAT 2 testing if number failed or did they take enough through to counter this? I've heard a fourth squad is possibly on the cards in June from this same recruitment process, although I'm not sure how many are left in the pool from the recent round of interviews..

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #213 on: December 18, 2015, 12:16:38 PM »
https://twitter.com/SA_MFS/status/677650516105691137?s=09

Looks like the 2nd Squad will graduate very shortly. Congratulations and well done to all.

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #214 on: December 18, 2015, 12:20:54 PM »
So a February 2016 drill squad is a definite go ahead?

Definitely a 3rd Squad in 2016. Rumour is February but no specified date yet.

Will they need to call on more for PAT 2 testing if number failed or did they take enough through to counter this?
They've put a few excess through the PAT2 to allow for some not passing.

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #215 on: December 18, 2015, 12:34:49 PM »
So a February 2016 drill squad is a definite go ahead?

Definitely a 3rd Squad in 2016. Rumour is February but no specified date yet.

Will they need to call on more for PAT 2 testing if number failed or did they take enough through to counter this?
They've put a few excess through the PAT2 to allow for some not passing.

Feb 22nd

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #216 on: December 18, 2015, 04:45:46 PM »

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #217 on: January 05, 2016, 09:30:33 AM »
This is what Mr Crossman said.
I am driving a strategy to attract more applications from suitable people who are from ethnically diverse backgrounds and females.  At no stage have I considered lowering standards of entry.  This is a very specific job that we do and there is a physical and behavioural type that make the best candidates so the best people will be selected.

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #218 on: January 05, 2016, 07:05:08 PM »
 :mrgreen:
« Last Edit: November 14, 2016, 02:14:28 PM by Ferret »

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #219 on: January 27, 2016, 03:22:22 PM »
Any more news on latest squad?

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #220 on: January 27, 2016, 07:53:06 PM »
Heard today that a letter went out to the previous selection cohort advising of a whole new intake / selection process starting in Feb 2016...

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #221 on: January 27, 2016, 10:37:33 PM »
Heard today that a letter went out to the previous selection cohort advising of a whole new intake / selection process starting in Feb 2016...

Emails were sent out Friday advising of the 2015 recruitment and selection process had closed (and "all positions have now been filled and the process has been closed") but no indication of when recruiting next. 

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Re: 2015 Recruitment
« Reply #222 on: January 28, 2016, 06:48:20 AM »
Any more news on latest

They start on Feb 22nd