Police Officers

PC recruitment is now open!

Police Constable recruitment is now open.  Please click here to apply.

Recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of applications have been received. This is frequently reviewed and the window may close without prior notice. To avoid disappointment interested parties are strongly encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible.

Police Officer recruitment is changing

In line with the national Police guidance, all entry routes for new Police Officers requires them to complete a degree apprenticeship or post-graduate diploma in professional policing practice. Both of these new entry routes offer the opportunity to specialise in core policing roles, such as conducting investigations and community policing, in the final year of the programmes.

 

Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships

The three year degree programme will be made up of classroom based and ‘on the job’ learning at Leeds Trinity University and West Yorkshire Police Learning and Development Centre, Carr Gate, Wakefield.   

Apprentices will be paid while they learn and the minimum starting salary will be £20,879. 

On completion of the programme, you will have achieved a degree in Professional Policing Practice from Leeds Trinity University.

To apply you will need to:

  • Be 18 years old or over.  There is no upper age limit
  • Have a Level 2 Qualification in Maths and English Language (equivalent to GCSE grade A-C or Level 4 or above)
  • Have a Level 3 Qualification or experience as a Special Constable or PCSO
  • Have no criminal convictions (minor offences will be considered on an individual basis)
  • Meet our attendance standard
  • Be able to pass the job related fitness test
  • Comply with the Force tattoo policy
  • Pass the police vetting checks

 

Degree Holder Entry Programme

Recruitment for the Degree Holder Entry Programme is expected to open later this year.

This programme is aimed at existing degree holders, in any subject area. It takes two years to complete a work based programme, supported by classroom based learning, jointly provided by Leeds Trinity University and West Yorkshire Police at the Learning and Development Centre, Carr Gate, Wakefield.   

On successful application you will be a police officer and will spend two years as a probationer.

The starting salary will be £24,176.

On completion of the programme you will have achieved a graduate diploma in Professional Policing Practice from Leeds Trinity University.

To apply you will need to:

  • Be 18 years old or over.  There is no upper age limit
  • Have a Level 2 Qualification in Maths and English Language (equivalent to GCSE grade A-C or Level 4 or above)
  • Have a Level 6 degree qualification or equivalent.
  • Have no criminal convictions (minor offences will be considered on an individual basis)
  • Meet our attendance standard
  • Be able to pass the job related fitness test
  • Comply with the Force tattoo policy
  • Pass the police vetting checks

 

What to do next?

  • Study all the information on this website - watch the videos recorded by our police officers and new recruits. 
     
  • Then get down to the detail in the advice within the "Selection Process" pages and the PEQF Frequently Asked Questions.
     
  • Many applicants ask about vetting so we have published some vetting Frequently Asked Questions along with a video on the "Vetting FAQs" page.
     
  • Best of all, talk to police officers about the job, the inevitable lows - to the tremendous highs. Policing can be an amazing challenge!

 

 

Positive Action Recruitment

West Yorkshire Police encourages applications to be representative of the communities it serves. Read our Equality in Employment page.

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Unlock your potential... recruitment videos / images / leaflets

 

BBC Crimewatch Roadshow - September 2019

This episode focused on the Force’s positive action recruitment campaign, and the film crew went out on patrol with Wakefield probationer officer PC Gemma Davis and her tutor officer PC Steve Foy.  The programme also featured an interview with Chief Inspector Tanya Wilkins, of the Force’s Positive Action Team. First broadcast Monday 9th September 2019.

Sergeant Craig Collins

Sergeant Craig Collins

Inspector Tanya Wilkins

Inspector Tanya Wilkins

PC Mollie Walker

PC Mollie Walker

PC Dharmesh Mistry

PC Dharmesh Mistry

PC Fiz Ahmed

PC Fiz Ahmed

PC Mai Lai

PC Simon Sheldon

PC Simon Sheldon
PC Mai Lai

PC Sally Baines

PC Sally Baines

PC Recruitment Leaflet

Unlock your potential... recruitment leaflet - part 1
Unlock your potential... recruitment leaflet - part 2
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