Probation Officer 2020Watch
I'm planning to apply for the probation officer january 2020 intake i was just wondering if anyone else was thinking of applying?
And if anyone who has been through it can give some useful tips? Like how long does the recruitment process take as I'm currently doing a masters but I heard the recruitment process can take months!
And what sort of online tests do they carry out is it numerical and situational type questions?
Hi ! I'm doing the July 2020 intake as I was told the assessment will start in March and training around May time and it would be impossible for me to not go to Uni during that time. It would be great to hear about the online competencies and personality game tho! How did you find it ?
The competencies were along the lines of giving specific examples of when you have worked under pressure , or with people with challenging behaviour and explaining how you tackled these issues and what the outcome was . Also reflecting on what you would have done differently. I found this quite time consuming... took me 2 1/2 to complete it ,but that may just be me 🤣😂.
The online personality test wasn’t at all what I was expecting . It was a series of online games testing memory and reaction speed . I’m assuming it’s testing the way you deal with it , rather than how good your scores are ... for instance, how quickly you bounce back from getting a few incorrect answers amongst other things . Quite hard to explain . They are looking for specific personality traits in candidates, I’m not holding out too much hope to be honest . Best of luck with your application.
Hi all, anyone that applied for January intake have you heard anything about the assesment centre stage? I have completed the first two stages but I have not heard anything back yet.
No , my application has only just gone onto ‘on hold ‘ . When I called they said this changes to on hold when they are either marking it or have completed marking it ,and will likely stay like this until they have finished marking all the candidates applications .
Thanks so much for the info, mine just says still under review so I am guessing it hasn't been marked yet.
Hiya . When mine said under review the helpline told me mine hadn’t been looked at yet . So guess you are still waiting too . Mine only changed yesterday or today ( I’ve had to stop checking it now 😂, it was taking over my life ) when did you complete your application?
Hoping for good news before end of Feb!