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Afternoon,

Anyone on here in the SPS ??

What is the recruitment process when applying for a job in the Scottish service ??

How do you think it differs from HMP in England and Wales ?
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I once caught a shoplifter in my shop who, when detained started banging on about how he "had Barlinnie on lock" and "ran tings" in there, and he was getting his boys down to sort me out. I didnt have a clue what or where he was on about as I had never heard of the place.
Then a week later Ross Kemp was on tv and doing Barlinnie.
Never seen the guy again.
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Bet you were quaking in yer boots J ?!?
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You thinking of applying Bearguy?
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Bearguy wrote: โ†‘Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:00 pm ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚

Bet you were quaking in yer boots J ?!?
Terrified mate lol
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Iโ€™m fancying getting myself a kilt and going north of the border, as a family, we are wanting to live as rural as possible, live off the land, be out of the way.

Fed up of being around lowlifes and police sirens !
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Had a great virtual interview today with SPS staff, was absolutely bricking it before hand but I was put at ease very quickly, nice people ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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Did you understand them ok bear? I donโ€™t have a clue what they are saying most of the time lol
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No problems there JCOX, speak my kind of language ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
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Good stuff pal hope it works well. Not to sure about living out in the sticks though
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Thatโ€™s exactly what we are looking for pal, more rural the better ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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Good luck finding it. It sounds great
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Hi Bearguy.

How was the SPS interview I have mine on Tuesday?
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The interview was great, there were two SPS staff carrying out the interview, both nice people, I was pacing around all morning with worry but soon after starting the interview, I felt very comfortable and at ease.

Good luck on Tuesday, keep us all informed !
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Thank you!!
Im looking forward to it but nervous. I have been reading the posts for a while but as my registration didn't seem to work I thought I couldn't comment.

Good forum for keeping us wannabe officers grounded on the long road to getting our dream job.

I will keep you posted ๐Ÿ˜Š