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O/T: Cutsoms Recruitment

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by PJ2, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. I have been looking at the Customs trainee recruitment pack, and in particular the Medical/Fitness standards information. The paperwork states what type of physical activities you will be doing but does not say how many times/ to what standards ?

    Does anybody have any idea ?

    PS I'm planning on contacting Customs tommorow, but just seeing if anyone on here has an idea first. :wink:
  2. I'm a customs reject :(

    My application was rejected years ago.

    Think I might try again
  3. After seeing some of the "professionals" on Border Security, how hard can it be to get in?
    I really like the looks of that job where they get to open suspicious packages, oh wait, that sounds like me since I discovered Ebay!

    Regards, Andrew.
  4. I'm a reject as while. Did do an interview though.

    This was way back in 1997, just before I graduated.

    I did the public service exam and applied for a few public service jobs just in case I couldn't get a job in IT.

    My mother-in-law recently applied. Got to the second interview, which was all the "team" activities.
  5. Yeah, you have to be fit to get into the police force as well, but take a look and anyone above Seargant! They take them off street duty and promote them because they can't fit behind the wheel of the car any more :LOL:
  6. Depends on the job. If you've seen what the blokes that man the Customs boats going after illegal fishermen up North have to deal with, you can understand why they need a fitness standard. They almost need to be paramilitary.
  7. For general customs duties all that is required is basic fitness. Mind you there are a hell of a lot of officers that would not meet this requirement.

    For the more specialised roles, such as Response or Dog handler the fitness stakes are raised.

    I warn you that this next lot of recruits will more than likely all be placed at the airport, as the last lot were more spread out. At the airport you'll make a great wage because of the shift penalties, it does however take its toll on you mentally, emotionally and physically. Also, most of your time will be spent on the line, stamping passports whilst copping abuse from tired angry travellers.

    If you dont mind the crappy shifts (make sure you are able to sleep during the day or it will kill you) then go for it... they will also give paid time off work for study, which you can use to your advantage.
  8. You can try this: