Following the completion of the Recorder scenario test earlier this week, the selection exercise team can now provide an update on the next stages of this competition.
Well over 2,000 candidates submitted the scenario test on Tuesday 7 March. The test will now be marked by independent panels, each comprising a lay JAC panel member and a judge. Candidates will be contacted with the result of their test by mid-April.
Those who are successful will proceed to the next stage of the selection process, involving a telephone assessment and self-assessment. Candidates who are successful at the telephone assessment stage will be invited to a selection day in July. Final selections for appointment as Recorders are due to be made in November 2017.
The JAC is aware that some candidates were concerned about the early or late receipt of their scenario test email and the time available to complete the test. In such cases, where candidates were in contact with the JAC, they were reassured about the timings involved and when their time slot would start. It was also brought to the JAC’s attention that material related to the scenario used – but not the test questions set for candidates – appeared on a section of the JAC website. The material was removed immediately and it was quickly established that it had only been accessed by a small number of users.
The JAC will ensure that no candidate is disadvantaged in proceeding to the next stage as a result of these issues.
The JAC will continue to provide regular updates to candidates. Any candidate who has any query about the exercise can contact the selection exercise team on 020 3334 0123.