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Hi SuzanT, I too have done all stages up to the assessment centre and now just training for my bleep test. Do you know what comes after that? Is there a force interview or is it just vetting and start date? also do you know how long the vetting usually takes?Thanks.
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Hi all. Having just been through the lengthy process for applying for a similar scheme, I found a useful FB page that helps with police recruitment. If you're interested you can search 'Bluelight Police Recruitment, Assessment Centre and Career Support Group' on Facebook and request to join.

Best of luck for your applications, I am starting a Detective scheme in a few weeks so let me know if you have any questions
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Well done getting in! Can you tell me what comes after the bleep test please, I've done the other stages, I thought it was just bleep test and vetting now but someone mentioned a force interview too?
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Hi SuzanT, I too have done all stages up to the assessment centre and now just training for my bleep test. Do you know what comes after that? Is there a force interview or is it just vetting and start date? also do you know how long the vetting usually takes?Thanks.
Hello,
I think its medical followed by vetting and then you get your unconditional offer. So your nearly there! So did not have to do the in force detective assessment then? I thought after passing the day one assessment DC candidates then had to do a further in centre assessment 🤔
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Hello,
I think its medical followed by vetting and then you get your unconditional offer. So your nearly there! So did not have to do the in force detective assessment then? I thought after passing the day one assessment DC candidates then had to do a further in centre assessment 🤔
Hey, yes i did a live assessment centre too. So i did: application, SJT, online assessment centre, live assessment centre at Kennington and medical booked for 15/04. So fingers crossed! Where are you up to?
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Don't be u be fine ping me direct if u like can help guide u .
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Alex I cant seem to answer your message but just to let you know it is a briefing exercise and an intray exercise both timed.
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Hey, yes i did a live assessment centre too. So i did: application, SJT, online assessment centre, live assessment centre at Kennington and medical booked for 15/04. So fingers crossed! Where are you up to?
Hi- I'm just waiting for result from day one assessment. Have a feeling I didnt pass but fingers crossed. How was the in centre assessment? I hear its quite intense. Good luck for the remainder of the process, it is long indeed. Xx
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Hi- I'm just waiting for result from day one assessment. Have a feeling I didnt pass but fingers crossed. How was the in centre assessment? I hear its quite intense. Good luck for the remainder of the process, it is long indeed. Xx
It is a bit intense. I thought I'd failed it lol. I'm sure we'll both be ok. Anyway fingers crossed for us.
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It is a bit intense. I thought I'd failed it lol. I'm sure we'll both be ok. Anyway fingers crossed for us.
Its definitly a career i want so much, so if I failed I won't give up. I'll try again. Is there any tips you can give for the in centre assessment? Will be much appreciated. Who knows maybe we will end up working together one day!
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Its definitly a career i want so much, so if I failed I won't give up. I'll try again. Is there any tips you can give for the in centre assessment? Will be much appreciated. Who knows maybe we will end up working together one day!
It's an in tray and a briefing exercise. They will send you a small pack for preparation, make sure to read it and learn the building blocks and values. It's not much to read and should only take a few minutes. On the day, be prepared to read the info they give you thoroughly but quickly. I had questions fired at me and had to think on my feet lol. It is timed, so plan your time out too. Good luck with it, I'm sure you will do fine. It was fun after all and I enjoyed the mental challenge it gave me. Lets hope it doesn't take as long for us to start, as the last cohort did!
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Be good to know
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Oh, I did all 4 stages.
SJT
Interview
Written exercise
Briefing exercise
And I think once you pass this then we go onto the next stage which is a further DC assessment you sit in a centre. Is that the one you did? I found that the briefing exercise was the hardest.
I have to complete the briefing exercise by Sunday, do you have any tips that might help me?

What was the hardest part of the briefing exercise? Was it answering for 3 minutes? Or not having enough time to consider the answers?
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I have to complete the briefing exercise by Sunday, do you have any tips that might help me?

What was the hardest part of the briefing exercise? Was it answering for 3 minutes? Or not having enough time to consider the answers?
You get asked 12 questions. 1 min to consider the answer and 1 minutte o answer it. Its based on neighbourhood policing and a changing scenario and see how you respond to it. Basically it was about local drug supply, use and rising burglar and theft and how you would respond to that.
I failed my online assessment sadly, but it was because I accidently submitted the written part early without completing it otherwise I passed all other sections. Hoping to re take it. Good luck
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Hope you can help me out
I filled in the application for eligibility and got the answer that I passed. I then filled in the rest of the application following the link they give you. That was at the beginning of February and haven't heard anything back since. Is it normal? If I pass, they say I should receive another link with the online assessment bit.
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Hello there,
Hope you can help me out
I filled in the application for eligibility and got the answer that I passed. I then filled in the rest of the application following the link they give you. That was at the beginning of February and haven't heard anything back since. Is it normal? If I pass, they say I should receive another link with the online assessment bit.
It took me 9 months to sit the assessment. Its a long process.
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It took me 9 months to sit the assessment. Its a long process.
haha alright then. Thanks!
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Does anyone know if there is a Final Interview for the MET?

I have completed my OAC, So the next stages, if I passed, I was advised were Medical/Fitness and then Security & Vetting.
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Does anyone know if there is a Final Interview for the MET?

I have completed my OAC, So the next stages, if I passed, I was advised were Medical/Fitness and then Security & Vetting.
I think there is a face to face interview before the vetting and medical. But not 100 percent sure. How did you find the online assessment?
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I think there is a face to face interview before the vetting and medical. But not 100 percent sure. How did you find the online assessment?
I actually enjoyed the Written & Briefing exercises.

With the Written I had read that the average time to complete it was 40 minutes, but I took the whole 2 hours. Perhaps I did plump it up a bit but I thought it was best to write more than less.

With the Briefing, I had read that you have 10 minutes to read and make notes but I took a lot longer and I pressed continue when I was ready to. I read on a FB forum that you can have as long as you need to make notes. That's what I was most scared of, not being able to get my thoughts down.

Also, when I emailed the CoP, they said I can make notes on paper or another note taking device, so I was planning to type my notes as my handwriting when panicked is like a doctors....but on the notes before I started the exercise it said I could make hand-written notes! I struggled reading what I had wrote, but from the Neighbourhood policing documents I studied on the CoP website, I pretty much had my answers covered.
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Hello there,
Hope you can help me out
I filled in the application for eligibility and got the answer that I passed. I then filled in the rest of the application following the link they give you. That was at the beginning of February and haven't heard anything back since. Is it normal? If I pass, they say I should receive another link with the online assessment bit.
I would give them a call nevertheless. They should have sent you the College of Policing sign up by now.
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I think there is a face to face interview before the vetting and medical. But not 100 percent sure. How did you find the online assessment?
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Does anyone know if there is a Final Interview for the MET?

I have completed my OAC, So the next stages, if I passed, I was advised were Medical/Fitness and then Security & Vetting.
You have another assessment centre, the 'Bolt On' assessment. You go to Kennington and do the DC assessment. There is no formal interview as such. Then it's medical and fitness.
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