1. Application - We expect the application form to take no longer than 60 minutes to complete on average. Following a successful screening review, be invited to complete an online assessment.
2. Online Assessment - You’ll take part in a week-in-the-life immersive assessment, where you’ll experience several realistic scenarios you would encounter in the day-to-day job as a detective or neighbourhood police officer. We want to see how you react in different situations, understand your reflections on how you dealt with them, and how you articulate yourself in video format. Then you’ll be asked to complete a personality questionnaire. This is designed to gain an understanding of your behavioural preferences, how you approach tasks and interact with others.
3. Digital Assessment Centre - This stage is an opportunity for us to find out more about you and for you to find out more about the programme you have applied for. It’s important that you know your motivations for applying for a place on the programme and remember to be yourself throughout the exercises. The tasks and exercises vary depending on the programme you have applied for. The tasks will contain the same content as face-to-face assessment centres, and you’ll be scored against the same College of Policing framework and criteria along with other Police Now competencies.
4. Onboarding - Successful assessment centre you will be offered a conditional place on the programme by your Recruitment Officer, who will be you point of contact through your pre-employment checks. They will listen to concerns you may have as you start your journey in policing, address concerns we have with your progress, and liaise between you and your force.