The PSNI are looking for new recruits 1 year ago

The PSNI are looking for new recruits

For anyone that's interested.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has announced a new recruitment drive and they're looking to hire people from all communities. As stated on their official website, they're currently looking for Police Constables and applications are being accepted up until 19 October at 12 noon.

Speaking about the new recruitment drive, Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Martin has said: “In our last recruitment campaign in October 2017, we received 7,696 applications to join the service, and many of those people who applied are now at the Garnerville Training College completing their 23-week training programme. The role of a police officer is varied; every day is different and officers find themselves in a variety of situations as they work to keep people safe, working alongside various voluntary and statutory organisations and individuals to protect communities and the people that live there."

With regards to the application process, all applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Age: Applicants must have attained the age of 18 years and be no more than 57 years on 19th April 2019.
  • Nationality: Applicants must be eligible to work permanently in the UK.
  • Education: Applicants must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at A*–C grade, including Maths & English Language.
  • Computer Literacy: Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the level of computer literacy required to effectively perform the role of a constable. This will be tested at a number of stages in the recruitment process but there is no requirement for a formal IT qualification

In addition, there are certain standards associated with physical fitness, medical conditions and vetting (criminal convictions, finances, tattoos etc) that potential candidates must comply with.

Further information can be found here.