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    • Eurovillain
    • By Eurovillain 16th Nov 17, 6:31 PM
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    NICS Administrative Officer (AO) Recruitment Competition
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    • 16th Nov 17, 6:31 PM
    NICS Administrative Officer (AO) Recruitment Competition 16th Nov 17 at 6:31 PM
    Hello folks

    I recently passed an interview for an AO competition in the Civil Service. This was actually from an AO recruitment competition that had originally came out in 2013 (I got a 51 week temporary contract from it originally) and although I didn't score high enough at the written test at that time, they did further interviews last month for people who didn't originally get through in 2013.

    Has anyone else here passed the interview and if so have you received your merit number?
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    • jenny-wren
    • By jenny-wren 16th Nov 17, 8:08 PM
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    • 16th Nov 17, 8:08 PM
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    • 16th Nov 17, 8:08 PM
    I know someone who got notified recently that they had passed the interview. He said he wasn't given any merit number.
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    • Eurovillain
    • By Eurovillain 23rd Nov 17, 5:08 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 17, 5:08 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 17, 5:08 PM
    I just got my merit number from HR Connect. Anyone else get theirs yet?
    • jenny-wren
    • By jenny-wren 24th Nov 17, 10:55 AM
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    • 24th Nov 17, 10:55 AM
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    • 24th Nov 17, 10:55 AM
    I just got my merit number from HR Connect. Anyone else get theirs yet?
    Originally posted by Eurovillain
    The guy I know asked for his merit number from HR Connect two weeks ago but has heard nothing. Can I ask how long it took for you to get yours?
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    • Eurovillain
    • By Eurovillain 24th Nov 17, 5:44 PM
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    • 24th Nov 17, 5:44 PM
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    • 24th Nov 17, 5:44 PM
    I got mine about 5 minutes after phoning them.
    • Chicou91
    • By Chicou91 1st Dec 17, 5:35 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 5:35 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 5:35 PM
    I got my merit number. Handed in the documents for the pre employment checks now just waiting. What was your number on the list?
    • Eurovillain
    • By Eurovillain 6th Dec 17, 12:36 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 12:36 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 12:36 PM
    I'm number 85 on the list so hopefully it won't be too long
    • Chicou91
    • By Chicou91 6th Dec 17, 9:38 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 9:38 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 9:38 PM
    Does anyone have any idea this normally takes?
    • Eurovillain
    • By Eurovillain 10th Dec 17, 7:38 PM
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    • 10th Dec 17, 7:38 PM
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    • 10th Dec 17, 7:38 PM
    All depends on business needs and if some places need to fill a lot of staff quickly. I waited 5 months for my fixed term EO2 call up where I currently am, but i was much lower down the list, and roughly 18 people started on my first day. I would say with Christmas coming up you woul be hard pressed to hear anything until mid January
    • Chicou91
    • By Chicou91 15th Dec 17, 12:34 PM
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    Yeah I thought that aswell hopefully we start to hear something or is more people find this thread and give updates
    • pepper33
    • By pepper33 29th Dec 17, 5:01 PM
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    'the NICS are currently running an AO competition internally. I am a current civil servant, but thinking of taking early retirement, but owing to the fact that as a female I cannot get my state pension until I reach 66, a long way off. Also I heard that there will be another VES in 2018. Is it is worth going for the VES, and then coming back through an agency, as a higher grade to keep a roof over my head
    • L15791
    • By L15791 17th Jan 18, 9:48 PM
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    Has anyone been offered a post yet?
    • jenny-wren
    • By jenny-wren 18th Jan 18, 10:27 AM
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    An ex-colleague of mine has. Start date some time in February. He's not keen though as it's a benefits post in Belfast City Centre. He suspects that that's where most of the vacancies will be.
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    • L15791
    • By L15791 18th Jan 18, 11:25 AM
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    Thanks, do you know what number on the list they are?
    • jenny-wren
    • By jenny-wren 18th Jan 18, 12:47 PM
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    I think it was in the upper 40's.
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    • Eurovillain
    • By Eurovillain 19th Jan 18, 5:26 PM
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    I got my offer yesterday. Its in ESA where I currently am anyway . Good for me since its not one of the offices in awkward locations
    • Gavlar00
    • By Gavlar00 23rd Jan 18, 8:20 PM
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    I got mine for CMS in northern tower. Anyone know what that will entail? Debating if I should just stay in my current job in HR.
    • smej
    • By smej 26th Jan 18, 10:07 AM
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    Any advice for filling in a the application form? I'm applying for a FTC role at AO grade and would appreciate any help with it. Not currently working for the NICS at present. Thanks
    • L15791
    • By L15791 23rd Feb 18, 4:47 PM
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    I received the preplacement forms two weeks ago and have got my access ni certificate. Anyone know how long it will take to be given start date?
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