We verify identification at interview stage, then conduct vetting and reference checks. Some roles will also have medical and biometric appointments and fitness tests.
We will carry out internal and external vetting checks on you and your spouse/partner, members of your family including step-parents, step brothers and sisters and half brothers and sisters. We will also check your partner’s children if they are aged over 10 years and any other adults who reside at your address.
Financial checks will also be carried out on all candidates. Those with outstanding County Court Judgements (CCJs), Individual Voluntary Agreements (IVAs) or who have been registered bankrupt will be rejected. If you have discharged bankruptcy debts, you will need verification from the court of this and three years must have lapsed since the date of discharge.
Applicants must have UK residency for the last 3 years (some roles 5 years).
We will seek references from each of your previous employers for the last 5 years. Any gaps in employment will need to be explained and verified.
If you have not been in employment, we will ask for a character reference or an educational reference.
A medical assessment is required for some roles. Prior to your appointment you will need to complete a set of forms which may require visits to your opticians and GP to obtain information. Attendance at work is fundamental to the ability of NYP to effectively meet the needs of the community. Applicants will therefore need to provide information on sickness and absenteeism for the last 2 years.
Once all the pre-employment checks are completed as satisfactory you will receive your offer letter and contract. Prior to your first day you will receive a welcome email from the Talent and Resourcing team detailing what to expect on your first day and some background information on NYP.
Our Talent & Resourcing team will keep you updated throughout the process. For some roles pre-employment checks can take up to 2 months to complete, but we will aim to complete as quickly as possible.
For those applying to become a Police Officer:
We have pre-determined start dates across the year. Our Talent & Resourcing team will need your support in ensuring we complete all the relevant pre-employment checks. Please therefore ensure you have availability to attend appointments such as medical, fitness and uniform fittings.