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Oscar24 Nov 16th 2014 4:57 pm

Royal Gibraltar Police 2014
 
Good Evening all.

I have just applied to become a Constable with RGP and wondered if anyone on here was already in or has applied?

Regards

Stay safe out there!

notbrazil Nov 17th 2014 2:13 pm

Re: Royal Gibraltar Police 2014
 
I would be interested in the RGP. Their recruitment site suggests that they are closed to new applicants at the moment. I was also under the impression that those applying would have to start at the bottom of the pay scale again. Is this correct?

Oscar24 Nov 17th 2014 4:46 pm

Re: Royal Gibraltar Police 2014
 
Yes just closed unfortunately. Yes they would as no transfer opportunity. As I understand it anyway.

golfer24 Nov 18th 2014 10:40 pm

Re: Royal Gibraltar Police 2014
 
Yeah likewise i applied. Maybe too much to bear financially though due to requirement to live in Gib. Still thinking ot over

golfer24 Nov 21st 2014 3:27 am

Re: Royal Gibraltar Police 2014
 
I realise money is not everything especially if the location is great but i have worked out that after income tax (yes they have it) and national insurance or Social insurance as they call it a new recruit will be on take home pay of £1730 per month. Thats without paying any pension contribution which i am not sure is a contributary one or not.

£700 less a month than i earn already. When you take into account the cheapest one bedroom flat/apartment on the rock is £850 a month its not a fabulous lifestyle for an ex pat. Good for locals who live at home but not for me unfortunately.

Golfer24

robcatterz90 Nov 21st 2014 2:57 pm

Re: Royal Gibraltar Police 2014
 
Surely on a joint household income it is do-able?

And have you taken into account how the wage rises every year? And plus shift allowance for working nights etc?

golfer24 Nov 21st 2014 5:17 pm

Re: Royal Gibraltar Police 2014
 
Salary is fixed at 32k for 5 years. I am single applicant so the joint income would not work.

If I was starting out I would definitely have done it as the climate and social life is very good there. However being top rate pc it's too much of a drop to have anything left to enjoy it with.

melly2 May 14th 2015 1:56 pm

Re: Royal Gibraltar Police 2014
 
Hi,i Wonder if anyone can help me out..does anybody know if you have to be resident or have lived in gibraltar for more than 3 years to be able to recruit for RGP? Also i Would like to know if my spanish A levels (bachillerato)Would be equivalent to english A levels?Thanks.


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