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Old Dec 4th 2022, 10:03 pm
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Originally Posted by JM321
Cheers for all your posts mate, I’ve been keeping an eye on this forum and first time I’ve posted.

When you mention about WAPol paying for relocation costs, is that for moving from metro to rural, or is it from UK to Aus.

If successful, I’m planning for paying everything myself so anything that is paid for us is a bonus!
This is only Metro to Regional and back.

There is a company here called Maxxia which is a finance company. It has a good relationship with WAPol. You can finance and salary sacrifice quite a few things through them such as a car, lap tops, top up ypur Super and the like. One of the services is that you can claim back all moving costs (excluding visa fees) if your employer requires you to move for work purposes. The extra money comes back as a lump sum or over 12 months pre-tax. I claimed back $35k in relocation costs and the extra money for those 12 months came in really handy while my wife wasn't working.
(Disclaimer: there are other salary sacrifice companies out there 😁)
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Old Dec 5th 2022, 2:19 am
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Afternoon all,

Been following this thread closely. I'm in the process of applying. Currently trying to arrange someone to assess my fitness.

I moved out to Australia when I was 16 but didn't settle and moved back home. Now I'm a little older and wiser (and have 3 young children) I feel the need to offer them a better standard of living and quality of life.

Currently a Sgt and have over 10 years policing experience. Would be good to chat to others in the same boat as me 👍

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Old Dec 5th 2022, 8:53 am
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Well I’ve had a dig at the reasoning tests and found some of them quite difficult toward the end. Unsure how many you need to get right to pass, don’t feel too confident to be honest. A lot harder than I expected.

To answer the poster above, I’m a sergeant with 15 years experience, married, 2 young kids and was last in WA , 10 years ago on a long sightseeing holiday. Applied for WAPOL back in 2014 and didn’t get selected so pretty much given up on the idea, but here we are.

Wish everyone the best of luck with the process, what will be will be.
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Old Dec 5th 2022, 9:04 am
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Very similar situation to most here which is nice. My husband is the one in the police and we have two young kids also, so would love to get out with them. Me and my husband lived & worked in WA 8 years ago and miss it!
He is also unsure if he has passed the tests… would be great to know if passing them is reliant on getting to the next stage ?? Trying to stay positive !!
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Old Dec 5th 2022, 10:17 am
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I made the move from Police Scotland to the Cayman Islands so I fully understand the pull of a new life but I need to ask why as an Insp, who will lose the rank you've worked hard to get, would you make the massive move to Oz? I was a PC with nothing to lose except some pension.
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Old Dec 5th 2022, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by Jamesy5008
I made the move from Police Scotland to the Cayman Islands so I fully understand the pull of a new life but I need to ask why as an Insp, who will lose the rank you've worked hard to get, would you make the massive move to Oz? I was a PC with nothing to lose except some pension.
I think that’s a relevant call mate, only those at that rank can probably answer fairly.
I’m a sergeant and know what work goes it to get here so you can double it for Inspector I guess. For me, dropping down to a con to move to the other side of the world doesn’t concern me at all otherwise I wouldn’t have applied.
Suppose each circumstance will have their own story but I agree, it’s a big call when you have achieved any rank especially Inspector and above.
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Old Dec 6th 2022, 2:08 am
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I’ve submitted my application today and I know what the next stage is, but I was wondering if anyone knew what is is the psychometric test and physical test?
I am guessing it will be a beep test and strength test of some sort!

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Old Dec 6th 2022, 2:12 am
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Originally Posted by MHockton
I’ve submitted my application today and I know what the next stage is, but I was wondering if anyone knew what is is the psychometric test and physical test?
I am guessing it will be a beep test and strength test of some sort!

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Psychometric tests are a series of tests to assess suitability / personality / reasoning skills. Fitness test is bleep test, strength test, Illinois agility test, press ups, sit up and carrying test. YouTube video for it here
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Originally Posted by Jamesy5008
I made the move from Police Scotland to the Cayman Islands so I fully understand the pull of a new life but I need to ask why as an Insp, who will lose the rank you've worked hard to get, would you make the massive move to Oz? I was a PC with nothing to lose except some pension.
James I presume this comment was regarding my post... in a nutshell the one thing you lose as you climb the ranks is why you joined the police in the first place. For me, I was never satisfied at Sergeant or Inspector rank and if I could do things again, I would have emigrated a long time ago and started in Australia at the bottom of the ladder and enjoyed being a PC a lot longer. What's a little bit of extra pay when you get heavily taxed and a lot of responsibility which is constantly open to criticism.

For me it's about lifestyle. We have family in Brisbane and whilst we would still be a few hours away from them in WA, I would rather give our upcoming first child a chance of a decent lifestyle compared with the UK's culture.
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Old Dec 8th 2022, 3:18 am
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Does anyone know what the next stage is after the online part and PT bit?
Having read through the forum I can’t see that anyone has heard anything from this stage onwards?
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Old Dec 8th 2022, 3:38 am
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Originally Posted by Alastair1988
Does anyone know what the next stage is after the online part and PT bit?
Having read through the forum I can’t see that anyone has heard anything from this stage onwards?
Hi, according to the recruitment website, for Transitional Officer (International), the next stage after psychological and physical evaluations is panel interview. I believe this is via Skype or Teams.
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Originally Posted by mossy1986
Hi, according to the recruitment website, for Transitional Officer (International), the next stage after psychological and physical evaluations is panel interview. I believe this is via Skype or Teams.
thanks! Must have missed that bit!
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Old Dec 9th 2022, 10:20 pm
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Anybody had any joy with finding a suitable PT for this in London? Found a couple but the grip strength equipment seems to be an issue
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Old Dec 9th 2022, 10:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Joe Ninety
Anybody had any joy with finding a suitable PT for this in London? Found a couple but the grip strength equipment seems to be an issue
Sorry not sure about PTs in London but you can buy a grip strength machine from Amazon for under £10 which you could take with you to any PT for the assessment.
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Old Dec 10th 2022, 9:28 am
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Originally Posted by Joe Ninety
Anybody had any joy with finding a suitable PT for this in London? Found a couple but the grip strength equipment seems to be an issue
I’m in east side of London and have a PT at the everyone active gym near me. I just bought a grip strength tester on Amazon
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