Recruitment Process

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The recruitment process is the same for applicants to both the Police Officer Graduate Entry Programme and the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship Scheme.

The process can take up to 12 months to complete, dependant on the applicant.

  • Application form – submit your application form online when the recruitment window opens.

For more information about the various stages please see

Please be aware that West Yorkshire Police is unable to support applicants switching between the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) and the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) entry routes into policing once an application has been submitted and the campaign window has closed.


A number of Positive Action recruitment events will be held over various locations in the next few weeks. More information can be found here.



Page last reviewed September 2020