2 weeks is pretty good, a friend I work with has just had a reply to an email he sent last October!! ha ha.
Good luck with it all
Hi Skipper16, Where abouts in the North West are you? I used to work for NWAS. I have just received my psychometric test via email which I shall complete on Monday afternoon when the house is quiet when everyone is out at work/nursery etc.
It takes forever, they're not the most speedy and they're not the most communicative either, however, the process gets completed at their speed. Ringing them directly is always a good option. Let me know how you get on.
I'm in Manchester at the moment, but worked in Chester and Wirral for 2 years on PTS. I only joined the service in 2007 so i'm guessing you will have left by then!
When did you apply? Did you say april?
I was in Crosby, Merseyside. Left in 2009. I applied in March, closing date moved twice, final one was April 29th. Heard nothing for about a month and then got an email on May 30th saying I needed to contact them a good time for a telephone interview. That was on June 15th, they then checked my references, asked for passport visa, driving clearance and police clearance birth certificate etc, sent it all to the recruiters who have now forwarded on a psychometric test for me to complete. That needs to be done by Thursday 21st July. Once that is done it's time for face to face second interview and physical test. Physical test can be assessed here. It's not a speedy process, hoping to get there for November, you'll probably make the February intake.
I hope so! My circumstances have changed and I will be moving out to Perth mid October, I no longer need a Visa with SJ as I have a 457 with my partner, so just hoping it works out! Will be good to know I have fellow 'scousers' out there! I will call them this week to explain my circumstances and cross my fingers! let me know how you get on with the phychometic test good luck!
Hi, Ive applied to and haven't been contacted yet. What i can gather on the nominated sponsored visa your wife/husband and children all go on it and they are eligible to work aswell ( not the kids though!!)
Hi skipper16, im also in Manchester based at Urmston and have applied to Perth. Where abouts in Manchester are you and whats your name??
Psychometric test was easy, it was 200 questions about your views on life and such. Questions like "I am short tempered", True of False. It was done in about 25 minutes. Now waiting for them to get back in touch with me for second interview time and date and completing reference checks.
The visa 457 covers adults to work and children to be schooled without having to pay international fees.
Has anybody applied for queensland and does anyone know the salary?
Salary is $70 000 Australian Dollars for an Intermediate Para, $80 000 for an Intensive Care Para. I've not applied and they are only recruiting for Mackay and Townsville which are small towns way up north. Your partner may have trouble finding a job there. Did consider it but Perth Metro is better for my partner to get employment too. I have a friend who works in the far north of Queensland, she loves it, spends her days off in the sea and her son landed in Heaven the day he arrived.