I got through! I received an email this morning explaining that I’d been successful and that written feedback from the college of policing will be on its way in the next few weeks.
Very happy and thanks again for all the help & advice, never would have done it without that training day.
(This student then received one-to-one coaching for his final interview as below)
On the day I think I represented myself well, the interview was informal as I sat before one current officer and a member of the recruitment team. I knew that it was supposed to be a stress-free experience and they wanted to get the best out of me and they were very friendly but there’s no way of preventing the inevitable nerves.
The training session was again an invaluable experience. The most useful aspect was the immediate filmed interview – A great way to highlight strengths and weaknesses and it was useful personally to watch myself back. As your website progresses I imagine it will become easier for you to share content with pupils?
I remembered the advice you gave a number of times reminding me to describe situations fully as I made the same mistake a number of times of just launching into actions.
The document of questions you provided gave me a starting point to focus my attention, and the longer list of questions along with criteria they are looking for was also a useful tool. I was able to think of questions myself based on the ones you provided also.
The quiz you sent alongside the power point presentations summarised the content I needed to know nicely, offered direction for revision and the quiz was useful… I did get asked a few knowledge-based questions so was thankful I’d completed it.
The personal content you delivered about the college of policing, code of ethics and reminders of what to learn from the Police website really sunk in and I was able to remember much of it a lot easier than any written content I found myself. (Always been the case) The majority of it came back to me in the interview and I feel that is what gave me the ability to deliver responses that got the officer nodding his head and putting his thumbs up. I would recommend that you deliver that dialogue (and more as its updated) in an audio file to any perspective distance-learners, you can then say you cater for all learning styles!