HELP: Border Force Apprenticeship 2020 Application

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Jess4935
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Im currently applying for the Border Force Apprenticeship but i am absolutely stumped on the 'personal statement' which should be aligned to:

“Imagine you are responsible for delivering a service accessed by the public. One day you notice that customers are queuing and are unhappy with the wait. What would you do? What are your reasons for handling it in this way?”

This is confusing to me because i'd understand a typical personal statement to be about you.

Should i:
Write a situation, task, action and result (STAR) type of statement answering only that question?
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Should i combine in a traditional personal statement about myself?

Thank you in advance for any help
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I'm answering the same application right now, too!Its a difficult question because its not the typical
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Hey! Did you answer this? Im stuck on what to do. do you put a past example or say what you would do?
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(Original post by Imoutrey)
I'm answering the same application right now, too!Its a difficult question because its not the typical
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Hey! Did you answer this? Im stuck on what to do. do you put a past example or say what you would do?
Honestly i am still none of the wiser as to whats even expected from this question!? I've gave a past example of customer service and i'm going to also answer their question but not sure if thats right... What have you both gone for?
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(Original post by Jess4935)
Honestly i am still none of the wiser as to whats even expected from this question!? I've gave a past example of customer service and i'm going to also answer their question but not sure if thats right... What have you both gone for?
ill private message you
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Hi there, has anyone heard back from Border Force since the vacancy closed last week?
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Hi there, has anyone heard back from Border Force since the vacancy closed last week?
I remember on the application it said sift was 20th July so well find out after that. As i understand i think they sit down for a week review the applications in one day
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Guy which locations did you apply for? I am also waiting for an answer for Tilbury location. Good luck to all of us🤞
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All day waiting today😀is killing. Would love yes or not not to wait anymore.
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Had no reply so far - anyone had a response yet? (20th July) Dover - Folkestone - Tilbury were my choices- good luck all
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No nothing here as well. Probably another week or so for a reply. As they said interviews will be from 3rd of August. If anyone gets Tilbury let me know😁I live here
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I’ve also applied for the June 2020 intake! I’m glad I’m not the only one sat waiting😂 by the sounds of previous applicants we may be waiting a while!
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Still no reply here too - I applied for Goole, Hull & Grimsby. Praying to hear back soon...

(Original post by Jane01)
No nothing here as well. Probably another week or so for a reply. As they said interviews will be from 3rd of August. If anyone gets Tilbury let me know😁I live here
Where did you see that interviews would be from the 3rd?
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(Original post by Jess4935)
Still no reply here too - I applied for Goole, Hull & Grimsby. Praying to hear back soon...



Where did you see that interviews would be from the 3rd?
You can find it in the 3rd attachment when you go to your application civil jobs account.
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Going by previous campaigns on old threads it looks like it’s going to be a long, drawn out process! Fingers crossed for a quicker response for everyone 🤞
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(Original post by LJM02)
Going by previous campaigns on old threads it looks like it’s going to be a long, drawn out process! Fingers crossed for a quicker response for everyone 🤞
Yes around 3 months for an interview and 6-12 months for start of paperwork(but also is depends on location, as you saw before people with lower scores also contacted 🤞).
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(Original post by Jane01)
Yes around 3 months for an interview and 6-12 months for start of paperwork(but also is depends on location, as you saw before people with lower scores also contacted 🤞).
Yes location definitely plays a part. I applied for Glasgow or Edinburgh. My sister also applied for these locations on an April 2018 campaign - she was successful on application and interview, yet still sitting on a reserve list 2yrs later. Perhaps there will be more movement now with Brexit looming!
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(Original post by LJM02)
Yes location definitely plays a part. I applied for Glasgow or Edinburgh. My sister also applied for these locations on an April 2018 campaign - she was successful on application and interview, yet still sitting on a reserve list 2yrs later. Perhaps there will be more movement now with Brexit looming!
Oh nooo 2 years🙄 I am really hoping to start this year if successful🤞working in aviation for 13 years, really need a change now. Wish everyone good luck guys and very quick job placements.
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(Original post by LJM02)
Yes location definitely plays a part. I applied for Glasgow or Edinburgh. My sister also applied for these locations on an April 2018 campaign - she was successful on application and interview, yet still sitting on a reserve list 2yrs later. Perhaps there will be more movement now with Brexit looming!
Seems odd they are even interviewing when they have people still waiting to start after 2 years ?
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Seems odd they are even interviewing when they have people still waiting to start after 2 years ?
Sure is!
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