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Immigration Enforcement Rapid Response Team

Is there anyone here that has applied for the Rapid Response Enforcement Team within the last 7 months? And is so. whats stage of the process have you reached.
Reply 1
Original post by markymarkdotcom
Hi, Yes I applied for: -

"Immigration Enforcement - Rapid Response Team - Immigration Enforcement Officers'
REF NO: 298075
Closing date: 11/07/2023
Interviewed on 06/09/2023

The Inspector on the interview panel said it could be around 3 weeks until they upload the interview scores and feedback to CSJ.
He also suggested that this timescale could be 'A little optimistic'

Still not heard anything back as yet and it will be 5 weeks tomorrow.

I can tell you this. It could be 8-9 months before your really start getting anywhere depending on if you are successful
Lmao. As if the UK has immigration enforcement.
Reply 3
Original post by markymarkdotcom
I know! I have been working front line for the Home Office for the last 5 years. If I am successful, I wont need any employment checks or security clearance so should speed it up a tiny bit. When did you apply?

8 months ago in my final stages now
Original post by Seanm1379
Is there anyone here that has applied for the Rapid Response Enforcement Team within the last 7 months? And is so. whats stage of the process have you reached.

I had a email response from them today saying that the recruitment process had been delayed but that I should hear something soon following my interview on the 6th September.
Reply 5
Original post by markymarkdotcom
I had a email response from them today saying that the recruitment process had been delayed but that I should hear something soon following my interview on the 6th September.

Was that the RRT Aviation team? If it was, thats nteresting. Not even us know that there has been a delay. Jeez. The last update we had is that they are waiting on various departments for update. Oh well
Original post by Seanm1379
Was that the RRT Aviation team? If it was, thats nteresting. Not even us know that there has been a delay. Jeez. The last update we had is that they are waiting on various departments for update. Oh well

No not the Aviation Team!
Original post by markymarkdotcom
No not the Aviation Team!

The real RRT!
Reply 8
Original post by markymarkdotcom
The real RRT!

Hi Mark, How is the process going with RRT? Are you in role as yet?
Original post by Seanm1379
Hi Mark, How is the process going with RRT? Are you in role as yet?


I still haven't heard back from them following my interview. They said there had been a delay with the process and I should hear something soon. Hmmm..still waiting.
Reply 10
Original post by markymarkdotcom
I still haven't heard back from them following my interview. They said there had been a delay with the process and I should hear something soon. Hmmm..still waiting.

It's like nothing I have experienced, alot if anxiety because alot of applicants can't really plan especially as there is little communication, I have known about 4 individuals who have withdrawn now after reaching quite far but it became a financial situation and they just couldn't wait any longer . So sad
Reply 11
Original post by markymarkdotcom
I am fortunate enough to be in a position to wait for the RRT interview result and follow it through if successful. I have also just accepted an offer with the ICE Team North so should be easy to transfer over to RRT if successful. I currently work front line in the Home Office so again it should all be easy but its not!
I joined up nearly 5 years ago and just before I got my offer, I had to start a new job and then had to leave it 2 days after joining the company to join the Home Office. I felt a right idiot but dog eat dog. That's my advice.....Dog eat Dog! I do feel for the some people but you do have to carry as normal until you have the full commitment. I.e. a start date.

Dog eat dog is right. After 5 years from a general perspective would you say its worth it compared to the private sector ? I know it's a generic question and all jobs have there pitfalls and celebratory points , however, considering the process, technicalities , in depth analysis of your private life which causes anxiety and fear for some people, lack of communication during the process , after all this , what would you say makes it worthwhile to pursue regardless?
Original post by Seanm1379
Dog eat dog is right. After 5 years from a general perspective would you say its worth it compared to the private sector ? I know it's a generic question and all jobs have there pitfalls and celebratory points , however, considering the process, technicalities , in depth analysis of your private life which causes anxiety and fear for some people, lack of communication during the process , after all this , what would you say makes it worthwhile to pursue regardless?

For me its security that has kept me here in my current job. What with Osterity,Covid and Recession I don't feel like I could be out of a job at any time. I used to own twice my current salary in the private sector. If you want to earn good money in the Civil Service, you have to have a career plan and really apply for lots of jobs to be able to move on. I don't have children so I am able to work shifts to earn extra allowances on top of my salary, without the allowances, I would need to be in a higher Grade role. For me, what makes it worthwhile are the opportunities that become available once you have done your basic grounding.
Reply 13
Original post by markymarkdotcom
For me its security that has kept me here in my current job. What with Osterity,Covid and Recession I don't feel like I could be out of a job at any time. I used to own twice my current salary in the private sector. If you want to earn good money in the Civil Service, you have to have a career plan and really apply for lots of jobs to be able to move on. I don't have children so I am able to work shifts to earn extra allowances on top of my salary, without the allowances, I would need to be in a higher Grade role. For me, what makes it worthwhile are the opportunities that become available once you have done your basic grounding.

Make absolute sense. Job security is what the civil service offer surely . Some really nice positions over 50 gran, real high profile but the requirements are extensive but achievable. I don't have kids either hence me applying. Just 2 to go on my employment checks at the moment , havnt updated since Friday so obviously they looking at the other 1000 applicants lol. The role I was offered seems exciting, specialised but dangerous as well. Hopefully I will reach somewhere soon, had training dates disclosed a bit strange considering so many of us still havnt been cleared.... Oh well
Reply 14
Just applied for this role for the Nov - Dec round. Hopefully coming from a police background will play in my favour.

Manchester as my preferred location - is it true that this isn't really a location based role and you pretty much work all over?

Can anyone shed anymore light on the AHA % - application says "up to" 48.23% but does anyone know the likely percentage for Manchester?

Thanks!
Original post by Seanm1379
I can tell you this. It could be 8-9 months before your really start getting anywhere depending on if you are successful

Hi

Can you tell me what is the interview like? Is there anything I would need to revise
Many Thanks
Reply 16
Original post by chris_wilson2807
Hi

Can you tell me what is the interview like? Is there anything I would need to revise
Many Thanks

Hi Chris the interviews are competency based questions such as behaviour etc. It depends on your role and if you look at the advert it actually tells you what sort of questions you would likely be asked.

Questions based on specific experiences and what you did for specific situations or in a specific situation. The interview are panel interviews with a maximum of two interviewers who will both ask you questions.

Prepare well, avoid beign nervous , hence be confident , demonstrate confidence, and remain truthful and consistent. You have come this far just go and win, you can gurantee that will be assessed fairly
(edited 2 weeks ago)
Original post by Seanm1379
Hi Chris the interviews are competency based questions such as behaviour etc. It depends on your role and if you look at the advert it actually tells you what sort of questions you would likely be asked.

Questions based on specific experiences and what you did for specific situations or in a specific situation. The interview are panel interviews with a maximum of two interviewers who will both ask you questions.

Prepare well, avoid beign nervous , hence be confident , demonstrate confidence, and remain truthful and consistent. You have come this far just go and win, you can gurantee that will be assessed fairly

Thanks for the heads up.
Fingers crossed I have the experience just getting through the next hurdle

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