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    (Original post by daltoja)
    I'm Leeds! So pretty far away from you all. In our interview they mentioned residential stays while training. I think they said Birmingham, so potentially there's a central training place where people go? I'm not too sure. Would be nice to meet everyone doing the same job!
    They mentioned that it may be a requirement to go to england for 2 days of training, however, if they had sufficient numbers appointed in the belfast office that the training would be conducted at our office.

    But two days away would be great!
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    I'm so very excited to start this job. It's sounds ideal to me.. I am a bit worried that I didn't ask enough questions at the interview now.. No one mentioned external training to me and I'm thinking it sounds like a suit job but I'm not sure
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    (Original post by keiramcr)
    I'm thinking it sounds like a suit job but I'm not sure
    I don't think it is. When I interviewed, all the workers were in casual clothes (jeans etc) and they said they wear casual things so they look more normal/less suspicious when they go out on visits.
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    (Original post by travel_bug)
    I don't think it is. When I interviewed, all the workers were in casual clothes (jeans etc) and they said they wear casual things so they look more normal/less suspicious when they go out on visits.
    Thank you. That's a relief and probably makes sense.
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    Hey, can I ask what the job was advertised as on the Civil Service's website?
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Hey, can I ask what the job was advertised as on the Civil Service's website?
    Advertised as a EO position for Hidden Economy team as a tax professional/investigator as far as I can recall.

    My daily routine has become checking my email, this thread and the CS portal :L

    Anxious to get a start date!
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    (Original post by bwatters1)
    Advertised as a EO position for Hidden Economy team as a tax professional/investigator as far as I can recall.

    My daily routine has become checking my email, this thread and the CS portal :L

    Anxious to get a start date!
    Same! Though its hourly checks...

    Does anyone know how the pay scales work? Will we automatically be appointed at the lower end of the pay range (£23,367 for outside London)? In university jobs I've applied for it always has that supporting statement within the job advert- but I've not found anything in the HMRC adverts...
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    (Original post by RhianC3)
    Same! Though its hourly checks...

    Does anyone know how the pay scales work? Will we automatically be appointed at the lower end of the pay range (£23,367 for outside London)? In university jobs I've applied for it always has that supporting statement within the job advert- but I've not found anything in the HMRC adverts...
    Yes you will be bottom of the pay scale for the grade.
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    (Original post by big_brother)
    Hi all, joined after seeing this topic. Anyone know how long pre-employment will take, can't wait to hand in my notice!
    A few weeks I think! But hopefully not too long as they seem fairly prompt in this campaign! I'm dying to hand my notice in too! What office are you going to?
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    Just an update, I'm impatient as always and phoned through to DBS just to see if they had been sent our applications yet; they have not :L But I read the dbs guidance and they wait a bit until they send them off while they perform thier own checks.
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    (Original post by big_brother)
    We must be the same person, i rang them for the reference number earlier and got told the same thing lol. Oh well, its a waiting game i guess. Just keen to start, there is a reshuffle at work in 5 weeks, I want to be gone by then. I'm at Notts.
    Haha! I thing you'll at least have your notice handed in by then! I've 2 weeks of leave to use up so I'm keen to hand in my notice and have a little break before heading to the new post!

    Also, was chatting to a mate and he mentioned something about salary sacrifice car scheme in the civil service? (especially as there is driving involved in this role) Anyone know anything about this?
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    Good luck to everyone who's starting! Hopefully those waiting hear back soon.

    Cardiff's Hidden Economy is on the same floor as my team in Central Compliance so I might see you guys around.
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    You're almost as bad as me! I think we'll have our checks completed by the end of next week judging by what the other threads here have said!
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    Hey All, another 'Next Stage' option is available and it's just about details of candidate and a declaration of convictions? Did i just miss this when i got the offer or has anyone else filled this in?
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    (Original post by bwatters1)
    Hey All, another 'Next Stage' option is available and it's just about details of candidate and a declaration of convictions? Did i just miss this when i got the offer or has anyone else filled this in?
    Hi

    I think it's for the dbs. Does it tell you on view communications anything about dbs and the date it was sent to you ?
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    (Original post by keiramcr)
    Hi

    I think it's for the dbs. Does it tell you on view communications anything about dbs and the date it was sent to you ?
    No nothing about dbs, it says on the header that they're conducting checks and will be in contact shortly, however, there is a next stage tab about personal details, address details and convictions?
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    (Original post by bwatters1)
    No nothing about dbs, it says on the header that they're conducting checks and will be in contact shortly, however, there is a next stage tab about personal details, address details and convictions?
    It's probably just come up as mine have just changed to passed as I've had my dbs a couple of weeks ago. You'll probably get an email shortly.
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    (Original post by keiramcr)
    It's probably just come up as mine have just changed to passed as I've had my dbs a couple of weeks ago. You'll probably get an email shortly.
    Should I hold off filling it in until i recieve an email?
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    (Original post by bwatters1)
    Should I hold off filling it in until i recieve an email?
    No I would just fill it in now. Might make you top of the pile 😀
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    (Original post by keiramcr)
    It's probably just come up as mine have just changed to passed as I've had my dbs a couple of weeks ago. You'll probably get an email shortly.
    Hi Keira,

    Was that for a different role? I had my dbs for the AO job through in January, but decided not to go ahead with it because I was hoping on this one. Will they be able to use the same one? Did you get an email to say your checks had all passed?
 
 
 
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