Recruitments Basics

PC Basics

What can delay the recruitment process?

  • If you need to supply pictures of your tattoos for checking.
  • Vetting checks.
  • Employment reference checks.
  • Medical history checks.

What requirements do I need to meet to apply?

  • You need to be at least 18 years old at the time of applying.
  • There is no upper age limit.
  • There are no minumum height requirements.
  • You need to have NVQ Level 3 (in anything) before applying.

Additional Information

  • For a Police Officer the pay starts on £23,124 and goes up to £38,382 within 7 years.
  • Police Officers get 25 days starting annual leave entitlement.
  • Part time and flexible working is available and would be requested via your local HR.
  • You can apply for a specialist post within the police but only after completing the 2 years probationary period. Once competed, any application for a specialist post will be done via the internal application process.
  • Please declare any convictions/cautions. Declare everything on your application form and each case is treated on individual merit.
  • Remember: having a disability doesnt hinder applying! Everyone will see the force doctor on an individual basis and reasonable adjustments are considered.