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Forum: Police
Jan 15th 2016, 11:41 am
Replies: 61
Views: 41,463
Posted By foggy balla

Re: WAPOL/SAPOL Recruitment?

A little thread bump. I've been checking all the usual outlets for info fairly regularly, but all seems very quiet. It appears that recruiting is progressing fine with enough local recruits meaning...
Forum: Police
Jan 29th 2015, 7:46 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 6,529
Posted By foggy balla

Re: Becoming A Permanent Resident of Australia To Join WAPOL

Myself and the other half are considering just this option. I was unsuccessful on the 2014 transitional recruitment programme, falling at the first hurdle on the application. (Fairly sure I'd put a...
Forum: Australia
Sep 15th 2014, 11:52 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,940
Posted By foggy balla

Re: costs involved in move to aus

Visas for ourselves and kids around £4500. Flights £3000. Shipping container £4-6000. And then several hundred pounds to cover medicals etc. And then costs to cover initial set up upon arrival...
Forum: Australia
Sep 15th 2014, 10:53 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,940
Posted By foggy balla

Re: costs involved in move to aus

I had applied, unsuccessfully, for WA police earlier in the year. Myself and the wife had costed as best we could for the move in the event I may have been successful. Similar position to...
Forum: Police
Apr 21st 2014, 6:02 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,630
Posted By foggy balla

Re: WAPol 2014 PPE physical preparation.

I'd stick my neck out and say because it's easier Pincher. Less likelihood of certain groups featuring disproportionately in the fail ststistics.
Forum: Police
Apr 20th 2014, 6:18 pm
Replies: 268
Views: 41,449
Posted By foggy balla

Re: WAPOL 2014 Results

It really is very frustrating having no form of feedback Morgs. Even a pointer on which element/s of the application were weak or required additional information or evidence would have been very...
Forum: Police
Apr 18th 2014, 9:11 am
Replies: 20
Views: 6,212
Posted By foggy balla

Re: Police recruitment Western Australia police

Pincher, I'd be correct in my assumption that interstate was the entry you took? If so, my understanding that while I could submit my application from UK I would travel to Perth for...
Forum: Police
Apr 17th 2014, 7:12 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 6,212
Posted By foggy balla

Re: Police recruitment Western Australia police

That's grand Pollyanna. We have both been reading through the site for a wee bit as well as the immigration website and that's pretty much what I'd taken away from it. Element of comfort in having...
Forum: Police
Apr 17th 2014, 6:35 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 6,212
Posted By foggy balla

Re: Police recruitment Western Australia police

Thanks for the replies folks. Appreciate you taking the time to chip in. The missus and myself are going to let the dust settle for a few weeks after this weeks disappointment, but intend to re...
Forum: Police
Apr 16th 2014, 9:42 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 6,212
Posted By foggy balla

Re: Police recruitment Western Australia police

I've not started a new thread as the title of one may cover it. So here goes. I've just been knocked back from the latest WAPol campaign, failing to get through the paper sift. I've just shy of...
Forum: Police
Apr 15th 2014, 1:09 pm
Replies: 268
Views: 41,449
Posted By foggy balla

Re: WAPOL 2014 Results

You're right Pete, it's not. Certainly felt like it for about five minutes or so this morning though when I sat in our briefing room thinking "well I'm here for a while yet". I'm increasingly...
Forum: Police
Apr 15th 2014, 7:59 am
Replies: 268
Views: 41,449
Posted By foggy balla

Re: WAPOL 2014 Results

No joy here I'm afraid. Absolutely gutted would be an understatement. I've just a few weeks shy of ten years and pushing my mid 40's. Only guessing on my part but reckon it might have had a...
Forum: Police
Apr 5th 2014, 8:07 am
Replies: 251
Views: 32,751
Posted By foggy balla

Re: WAPOL recruiting Internationally again!

Do we have any indication of actual numbers applying?
Forum: Police
Apr 4th 2014, 6:45 pm
Replies: 251
Views: 32,751
Posted By foggy balla

Re: WAPOL recruiting Internationally again!

And now we wait. Good luck folks.
Forum: Police
Apr 3rd 2014, 3:24 pm
Replies: 251
Views: 32,751
Posted By foggy balla

Re: WAPOL recruiting Internationally again!

Dunc, I received what looks pretty much like an automated reply, about five minutes after I sent the email. Content was along the lines of "thank you for your interest......... if applying for...
Forum: Police
Apr 3rd 2014, 2:34 pm
Replies: 251
Views: 32,751
Posted By foggy balla

Re: WAPOL recruiting Internationally again!

Sent and receipt email received. Oh crumbs! I've had the application, bar the personal statements done for ages. Numerous drafts for each of them before I was satisfied and finally submitted them....
Forum: Police
Mar 31st 2014, 12:57 pm
Replies: 251
Views: 32,751
Posted By foggy balla

Re: WAPOL recruiting Internationally again!

Random Bird. If (and a big If at this early stage I suppose!) myself and mine get the yes vote, we will also have to look at this as we've two little uns of primary school age. Our thoughts at the...
Forum: Police
Mar 30th 2014, 4:09 pm
Replies: 251
Views: 32,751
Posted By foggy balla

Re: WAPOL recruiting Internationally again!

Right that's the application done. The two statements written, rewritten, double checked, amended, added to, rewritten again...... and finally done. Be sent as soon as my neighbour can do the...
Forum: Police
Mar 28th 2014, 9:00 am
Replies: 251
Views: 32,751
Posted By foggy balla

Re: WAPOL recruiting Internationally again!

I've all done and scanned, except for the two written statements. Every time I read them they end up getting tweaked a little! Final draft going to be written up over the weekend and that's final! ...
Forum: Police
Mar 25th 2014, 6:06 pm
Replies: 251
Views: 32,751
Posted By foggy balla

Re: WAPOL recruiting Internationally again!

I've a neighbour works from home and has a full office next door. Has offered to help me out with scanning which is quite decent of them. Anyone would think he wanted rid of me!! Application and...
Forum: Police
Mar 25th 2014, 1:29 am
Replies: 19
Views: 4,313
Posted By foggy balla

Re: Police pay

Only just got my application completed and required paperwork gathered up. So without getting too far ahead of myself, I'm half looking at whether the sums add up should me and mine get that far. ...
Forum: Police
Mar 20th 2014, 7:37 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,313
Posted By foggy balla

Re: Police pay

That's very helpful Pincher. Many thanks
Forum: Police
Mar 20th 2014, 7:21 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,313
Posted By foggy balla

Re: Police pay

I've looked on the ato.gov.au website as I'm applying myself and like you am considering the practicalities of cost of living and the like on a coppers wage. Don't forget the shift penalties will...
Forum: Police
Mar 19th 2014, 12:32 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,571
Posted By foggy balla

Re: I emigrate tomorrow

With some hard work and a little good fortune me and mine will be out there ourselves next year. Safe journey and good luck.
Forum: Police
Mar 12th 2014, 8:50 pm
Replies: 251
Views: 32,751
Posted By foggy balla

Re: WAPOL recruiting Internationally again!

Cheers Harry. Between delving into previous posts, and a few PMs, I'm about where I could possibly best be at this very early stage. Most of the apprehension is the "what if" factor should I be...
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