Application Process

Check below to see current status of application process.

  • 2020
Online Application Stage
Upload education evidence from 26th February - 24th March 2020.
complete
Online Initial Selection Test
IST and Evidence Uploader now closed. Check 'Recruitment News' for updates
current stage
Assessment Centre
Assessment Centres will begin in late Apr 2020
Merit List Passed to PSNI
Aug 2020
Vetting
Physical Competence Assessment
Medical
Substance Misuse Test
Online Learning
Appointable Candidates Invited to Training in Merit Order
Applications are now closed. Please continue to check this website for updates. For the February 2020 recruitment process we have now completed the IST / Evidence Uploader phases. For those due to progress to the Assessment Centre, we have now confirmed on or have initiated follow-up on the education eligibility criteria. If you have follow-up action to attend to, please make sure to follow all instructions with care. Remember if you are a current applicant check your email and the '2020 Recruitment News' below regularly for updates.

Recruitment News

  • 2020
  • 2018
  • 2017

Updated: 10/06/2020

Recruitment News - Recruitment Campaign for 2017

COVID-19 Recruitment Update

Please check here for an important update regarding the progress of the 2017 recruitment campaign in light of COVID-19.


PSNI are continuing to progress candidates through the PSNI managed stages to meet operational demand for police officers and whilst campaigns remain active, anticipate contacting further candidates in the upcoming months. Please check here for the latest information on the progress of the 2017 campaign. 

Updated: 10/06/2020

Recruitment News - Recruitment Campaign for 2018

COVID-19 Recruitment Update

Please check here for an important update regarding the progress of the 2018 recruitment campaign in light of COVID-19.


PSNI are continuing to progress candidates through the PSNI managed stages to meet operational demand for police officers and whilst campaigns remain active, anticipate contacting further candidates in the upcoming months. Please check here for the latest information on the progress of the 2018 campaign. 

Recruitment News - Recruitment Campaign for 2020

Plans for the Assessment Centre stage 

By way of update with respect to COVID-19, PSNI is now progressing with our recovery planning. Part of this process includes adapting our planning with respect to assessment centres to reflect government guidelines regarding social distancing and additional measures required to protect candidates attending these assessments. We plan to commence the assessment centre phase during the summer and we will be in touch directly with candidates as soon as possible to advise you of dates and protective arrangements in place. 

Police officer recruitment remains very important to PSNI and we welcome your patience and support in awaiting confirmation regarding this next stage of the process. In the meantime, we encourage you to prepare for your Assessment Centre by considering the information within the ‘www.joinpsni.co.uk/how-do-i-join > Assessment Centre’ section of this website. Also, stay in touch with our homepage and check your email regularly for further updates from us. 


Applications now closed

Applications are now closed for the 2020 recruitment process. We are sorry if you missed the deadline to apply in February.  

At this time, we have no information as to when exactly future recruitment will happen, but we would encourage to check this website regularly for updates.  

For those who applied to the 2020 recruitment process, it is important that you check here on 'Recruitment News' regularly for updates over the coming weeks. 


Thank you!