The application process
If successful, you will be invited to the next stage of the selection process.
The next stage will involve an online situational strengths test, the national SEARCH assessment centre and then an in force assessment (strengths based interview and micro-exercises). You don’t need to worry about these as you will receive plenty of information before the tests. Typically the SEARCH assessment centre will include written tests, ability tests, interactive roleplay exercises and an interview by trained assessors.
Unfortunately it’s not always possible to appoint every candidate who achieves the minimum standard at the assessment centre and sometimes we have to prioritise candidates with a higher pass mark.
If successful, you will be allocated to one of our training programmes commencing in 2020 and 2021, whether this be the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) programme or the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP).