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Northamptonshire PCSO intake on hold

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:25 pm
by manchoi2000
Got a letter this morning informing me that the Feb intake has been cancelled. They don't know when the next intake will be and now I have to re-do my fitness test and security checks sometime in the new year :(

Oh well, I'm now part of the unknown waiting game as well!

Re: Northamptonshire PCSO intake on hold

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:54 am
by Arthur ASCII
Stick with it - it's worth the wait.

There's an outside chance it'll be resurrected - there are some vacancies already, and more PCSOs still to start PC training.

Re: Northamptonshire PCSO intake on hold

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:18 pm
by manchoi2000
My brother who is a PC with Northants, said he wouldn't be surprised if an intake was scheduled for the start of the new financial year in April. I'm not getting my hopes up but that would be seriously great if that happened :D

Re: Northamptonshire PCSO intake on hold

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:36 pm
by Arthur ASCII
Currently, the word from the Training Dept is that the next intake is scheduled for September 2010 :(

Re: Northamptonshire PCSO intake on hold

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:27 pm
by manchoi2000
Arthur ASCII wrote:Currently, the word from the Training Dept is that the next intake is scheduled for September 2010 :(
Bugger! Well if that is the case I hope they leave my fitness retake until nearer the time! I don't want to be behind though, may need to speak to HR in the new year.

Re: Northamptonshire PCSO intake on hold

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:46 am
by manchoi2000
Arthur ASCII wrote:Currently, the word from the Training Dept is that the next intake is scheduled for September 2010 :(
Word from HR is there is no word! :( They couldn't even say that yes I would still be recruited! Though they did say that dropping recruits had never happened before...should I be worried? I really want to get out there and get on with the job! If there is another intake I will def be in it as I am 5th from the top of the list but I can't say I am hopeful there will even be an intake!!

Any word in the ranks regarding possible leavers, places becoming available and possible intake other than Sept 2010?
Cheers.

Re: Northamptonshire PCSO intake on hold

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:18 am
by manchoi2000
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20100126/tuk ... a1618.html

Very worried they won't put my intake through!!

Re: Northamptonshire PCSO intake on hold

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:32 am
by Arthur ASCII
I wouldn't worry too much yet. One of the main reasons that Police Officer numbers are down, is that Police Staff numbers are up (we're cheaper).
I'll keep you posted if I hear any changes to the September 2010 date.

Re: Northamptonshire PCSO intake on hold

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:55 pm
by BartCorby
Hi there, Ive passed my PCSO interview(Northamptonshire Force) on 23 of November 2009 and still waiting for my fitness test date, does any1 know how long it takes to hear back from them? should I be worried?

Re: Northamptonshire PCSO intake on hold

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:22 pm
by manchoi2000
I have got to redo my fitness test as it is only valid for 6 months and I did mine in July. HR have told me they won't issue a date until they have a possible intake date sorted, so I would imagine they will hold your date off for the same reason. Beware you could be in the system some time, here's hoping that things get moving for the later part of this year!

Re: Northamptonshire PCSO intake on hold

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:46 am
by BartCorby
thanks for your replay, friend of mine told me the next possible intake will be in September another one said it could be in April on the beginning of the financial year hope he`s right I don`t want to wait till September it`s so annoying

Re: Northamptonshire PCSO intake on hold

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:40 pm
by manchoi2000
Spoke to HR yesterday morning, and whilst they have no information for us I was told that they are looking to do at least one intake this year, possibly in the summer. They are hoping to have something to tell us in April...fingers crossed :)

Re: Northamptonshire PCSO intake on hold

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:55 am
by BartCorby
I am glad to hear that, hope we are still talking about Northants Police...which area did you apply for? I wish I could stay in Corby.

Re: Northamptonshire PCSO intake on hold

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:17 am
by manchoi2000
BartCorby wrote:I am glad to hear that, hope we are still talking about Northants Police...which area did you apply for? I wish I could stay in Corby.
I applied to Northants, I'm in Kettering but put down that I didn't mind any area, though I think they like to keep you local unless you specifically ask for a non-local area.

Re: Northamptonshire PCSO intake on hold

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:25 am
by Arthur ASCII
I'm visiting the "training village" today. I'll see if I can get any news from the trainers...