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SAMFS / Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Last post by Stilltrying on May 24, 2019, 11:43:29 AM »
Apparently there is a squad in at the moment and it's frustrating for all of us who are in the keep fit pool.
I've heard that they will be running another squad prior to the end of the year and was wondering if anyone has news on whether the candidates have already completed their pat 1 or will they be using people from the keep fit pool and getting them to do their run.
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SAMFS / Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Last post by CFS_fire32 on May 21, 2019, 11:11:22 PM »
Many from the keep fit pool have received better luck next time letters so your assumption is incorrect. Unfortunately it would be too costly and time consuming to interview 4-500 or more applicants.

I was talking about those left after the recent cull of the "keep fit" pool.
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SAMFS / Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Last post by canine on May 21, 2019, 11:05:35 AM »
Many from the keep fit pool have received better luck next time letters so your assumption is incorrect. Unfortunately it would be too costly and time consuming to interview 4-500 or more applicants.
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SAMFS / Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Last post by CFS_fire32 on May 20, 2019, 04:18:11 PM »
It appears the “keep fit” pool has been slashed by half or by two-thirds.

Half or two-thirds of how many though?

They said at the recruitment seminar that unlike previous intakes, if you make it to a particular stage of the process, you won't just be left hanging indefinitely and then told at the end bad luck, try again next time. Rather you will be given an opportunity to progress to the next stage. So in my opinion, being in the "keep fit" pool means you fit the required profile and therefore have made it to Stage 1 of the process. I am working on the assumption that this means you will be called (at some stage) to progress to PAT 1 and then to interview. This would make sense as it requires a significant amount of time, effort and money every time they start a new recruitment process from scratch. Why would you start all over again when you've still got people who fit the profile that haven't been interviewed yet (yes, I know they have done this in previous intakes).
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SAMFS / Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Last post by Optimistic on May 16, 2019, 08:38:43 PM »
This is complete speculation but my theory is the ones going for interviews are what was left from the first round of intakes.

Example. 2x squads 24 = 48. failure rate say 10% = 5. 48+5= 53 round up to 60 applicants tested.

After 48 recruits taken the left over applicants will go to interviews, plus the testing of the keep fit pool and the ones who have already passed interviews but not proceeded yet.

Purely by statistics the 'keep fit' who received a no thank you letter will have missed out because of numbers available for this year and historical failure rate of the process.

So by the time the new recruitment drive has been given results, at the end of the year, 2 more squads will have been selected from the remaining.

SPECULATION ONLY, im just try to be optimistic for my own situation   :-D
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SAMFS / Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Last post by canine on May 16, 2019, 08:02:36 PM »
And of they are reopening applications soon.... And I hear there is excess firefighters everywhere and another squad starting Monday
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SAMFS / Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Last post by FF GAZZ on May 16, 2019, 07:48:40 PM »
It seems strange they are running interviews with what appears to be so little participants.

It appears the “keep fit” pool has been slashed by half or by two-thirds.
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SAMFS / Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Last post by CFS_fire32 on May 16, 2019, 07:27:25 PM »
PAT 1 stops at 9.6.

Assume these upcoming interviews are for the 3rd Squad?

Anybody got an idea how many are left in the "Keep Fit" pool?
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SAMFS / Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Last post by Optimistic on May 16, 2019, 07:03:41 PM »
Yea I was in the keep fit pool of people that did the pat1 before Christmas. The email came through about 4pm yesterday so keep an eye out and good luck!

Thats cool mate. I hope whoever is left in the running gets a good crack at it before the next recruitment drive. When you did your PAT1 did it stop at 9.6 or did it keep playing?

Has anyone else got interviews?
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SAMFS / Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Last post by TE on May 16, 2019, 03:43:05 PM »
Yea I was in the keep fit pool of people that did the pat1 before Christmas. The email came through about 4pm yesterday so keep an eye out and good luck!
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