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I could start a thread on reasons why I’m considering leaving the job.
In a nutshell, I’ve been assaulted too many times in the last year, mainly down to low Officer numbers, which are getting lower. There’s more to life than this job and money. Border force may not be much better, but i don’t see me ending up in hospital, constantly finishing late and spending my days off doing assignments for a degree. That’s in a nutshell, I could go on for pages 😂
I hear you. I’m ex-job myself, left about 8 years ago. Job was turning to shite then, can only imagine it’s worse now day.

Always interested to hear why people want to leave to confirm my suspicions!
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I joined at 19 as a SC, then PCSO and now three years as a PC. When I started there was 8 PC’s and a Sgt on a good day. Now we are running on 3 PC’s and a Sgt, minimum staffing level is 5 PC’s. Bosses do nothing about, i just can’t see it getting any better.
I’ve had moments where I absolutely loved the job, I’ve made life long friends, but I fear what the job will do to me in another 10 or 20 years, I’m still earning less that I was as a PCSO, and have soo much more reasonability. I’d actually be taking home more as a Border force officer straight away, and it’s got to be less work and pressure, surely ?

Fingers crossed we hear tomorrow
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Anyone else religiously refreshing the application center and emails !!
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Anyone else religiously refreshing the application center and emails !!
Yes haha, hopefully we will hear something soon
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Anyone else religiously refreshing the application center and emails !!
I’d be very surprised if anything is sent today. I’ve been through this process a few times and every time the dates have lapsed.
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Oh really? How did you find the interviews?
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Oh really? How did you find the interviews?
I scored really well on my last interview. I think I actually preferred the video way of doing it. You can prepare in your own time and you’re in a comfortable environment.
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I scored really well on my last interview. I think I actually preferred the video way of doing it. You can prepare in your own time and you’re in a comfortable environment.
What's been holding you up from getting the job each time? Or just no vacancies where you are applying?
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What's been holding you up from getting the job each time? Or just no vacancies where you are applying?
Three times my application was withdrawn due to no vacancies. Twice I have had second thoughts and decided to stay where I’m (both times I’ve now regretted it).
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I joined at 19 as a SC, then PCSO and now three years as a PC. When I started there was 8 PC’s and a Sgt on a good day. Now we are running on 3 PC’s and a Sgt, minimum staffing level is 5 PC’s. Bosses do nothing about, i just can’t see it getting any better.
I’ve had moments where I absolutely loved the job, I’ve made life long friends, but I fear what the job will do to me in another 10 or 20 years, I’m still earning less that I was as a PCSO, and have soo much more reasonability. I’d actually be taking home more as a Border force officer straight away, and it’s got to be less work and pressure, surely ?

Fingers crossed we hear tomorrow
That’s why I went back to being a PCSO lol
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Has anyone heard anything about interviews yet? Was hoping we would actually get through that before all the long waits
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I retired 3 weeks ago as a Sgt. Had a great time in the police just looking for something to keep my mind busy. I haven't heard anything either.
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Has anyone heard anything about interviews yet? Was hoping we would actually get through that before all the long waits
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Nothing
No, I’ve heard nothing either
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Check emails, you should have something. Mine was a last minute application and unfortunately I didn’t make it to interview. Having looked at my application I can see why and I’m totally kicking myself (especially after having applied previously and been succesful).

Good luck everyone!
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Check emails, you should have something. Mine was a last minute application and unfortunately I didn’t make it to interview. Having looked at my application I can see why and I’m totally kicking myself (especially after having applied previously and been succesful).

Good luck everyone!
I don't have any emails, I take it that means I was probably unsuccessful?
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Check emails, you should have something. Mine was a last minute application and unfortunately I didn’t make it to interview. Having looked at my application I can see why and I’m totally kicking myself (especially after having applied previously and been succesful).

Good luck everyone!
I was also unsuccessful. Shame.
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Check emails, you should have something. Mine was a last minute application and unfortunately I didn’t make it to interview. Having looked at my application I can see why and I’m totally kicking myself (especially after having applied previously and been succesful).

Good luck everyone!
I wasn’t either! I’ve been successful with overall 5 before and only scored a 2!! I really don’t know where I have gone wrong and it’s so annoying as you can’t get feedback. Think it’s a fine art passing these shifts

Where do you think you went wrong? .
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Just got an email for the central apprenticeship campaign that I’ve reached the required standard but my application has been put on hold, I only scraped through with a 4, it seems really tough this time round
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Just got an email for the central apprenticeship campaign that I’ve reached the required standard but my application has been put on hold, I only scraped through with a 4, it seems really tough this time round
Well done. The recruitment is a shambles full stop to be honest. Makes me laugh how they start new campaigns when they haven’t even processed the last ones 😂
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