1 October 2007

Wish Me Luck



Gloucestershire police have started their recruitment campaign as of today which means I'll be calling them for an application pack later.....

If I'm successful then I will be on the streets (Maybe that isn't the best way of putting it but you know what I mean!) mid 2008 or early 2009. The assessment centre should be around February apparently. It's the waiting that is going to kill me, I'm a bit impatient as regards to wanting to hear decisions but I guess I'll just have to cross my fingers & see what happens. I'm fairly confident I have a good chance but I'm not sure if that's false confidence that is masking the apprehension of waiting to hear one way or the other but anyway, we shall see.

& completely out of the blue my brother (the one who has just moved back) has decided to apply too, is it catching!?!?
I know when he was at school he thought about it, along with the army but didn't feel mature enough. Be interesting if we both were successful though! Especially as he's around the 6'4 mark & I'm just scraping 5'0. I tend not to stand next to him if I can help it, not without very high heels anyway!

36 comments:

RandomPinkness said...

Ooooh good luck. I'm sure you'll be fine, it'll be a bit of a giggle if you'd be working together once you got the past the newbie-who-must-be-observed at all times stage that you get in seemingly every job.

PC Common Sense said...

Blimey are you sure?!!
PC Common Sense
http://sensiblepolicing.blogspot.com

Response Plod said...

All the very best of luck!

Little Wing said...

Good luck on being recruited!!!!!!!

dickiebo said...

Now I know you're bloody mad!

cogidubnus said...

If it's what you really want to do, then you really have to give it a go while you're young and you can...good luck !

Big Fella in Blue said...

Good Luck GND, start your fitness now we dont want you failing a simple part of the process. Make sure you keep up with current affairs and police related matters for the interview stage.

Anonymous said...

GND good luck, but think
big fella in blue might be bit off the mark, don't think there is interview any more after assessment stage WHEN you pass, your in.

Annette said...

All the best.
I hope you get recruited.

ComedyPC said...

Best of luck GND, and when you're successfull we'll say to you "Welcome to the dark side!" :)

Girl With The Golden Touch said...

Good luck!!! Am sure you will be successful xxx

A long suffereing friend said...

Good luck hun, you'll be fine. I have faith in you :o)
& if D gets in, well I just hope Glouceter police know what they're letting themselves in for taking the both of you on. Poor sods! ;)

Roses said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you honey.

Best of luck.

G said...

I know you, you'll be fine chick. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you xxx

Big Fella in Blue said...

Im showing my age, the recruitment test must have changed a lot since I first applied - whats this new assessment all about?? Is it all practical situations e.g. you have five minutes on entering a room and you have to deal with whats inside to the best of your ability??

M.O.E said...

Good Luck GND! Just don't mention catapulting kittens in your application and I'm sure you'll do fine :)

Twining said...

GND - good luck. But you sure you want to work for a WALLY?

maneatingcheesesandwich said...

Good luck - but be prepared for very important questions during the interview process, designed to check your suitability for the modern day fight against international terrorism, cybertheft, binge drinkers and knife carrying ASBO-brats... such as "What you have done, in your current role, to promote equality of opportunity in respect of members of the transgender community?" It's a brave new world.

Shall I get my coat....?

totallyun-pc said...

Give em hell babes.....

Although be prepared for the amounts of Diversity Indoctrination your going to endure!... But keep thinking... once its over... you can be yourself again.....

Seriously... good Luck.
If I can help with anything... don't hesitate to ask....

Metcountymounty said...

Good luck mate, play the game to get in and play the game at training school, as soon as you hit the street I hope you get a proper Sgt and team who will show what what its really like - unlike everything you'll learn in the first 6 months!!!

pawpads said...

I used to hate the recruitment times when I ran the kitchen at Glos Police HQ.
Plus a lot of the newbies would look down their noses at us, the minute they got their uniform on. I'm sure you won't be like that.

Wishing you all the best.

thoughts running through my head.... said...

yay!!!at last-you'll be fine,at least you have lots of people to ask if you want any advice,I just about remember filling in the forms (took me ages!)and the interview process,I am assuming Gloucs does the same process as every other force???Let me know if theres anything I can help with.

Anonymous said...

Best of luck!

Make sure you read Diary of an On-call Girl, by PC Bloggs, before you go through with it. It is the only training manual you will need!

(It will also give you a good laugh - a fantastic book).

Area Trace No Search said...

About bloody time! Good luck Girl, sure you won't need it.

Feel free to come and laugh at the Met's antiquated ways any time. ;-)

As has been said before, if you need any help, just scream...

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