Application Process

Check below to see current status of application process.

  • 2020
Online Application Stage
Apply 4th-25th February 2020. Upload education evidence from 26th February 2020.
current stage
Online Initial Selection Test
IST stage open 10-24 Mar
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
We look forward to receiving your application in February! Continue to check this website for updates. If you are unsure if your qualifications meet the PSNI Education Criteria, consider attending our optional drop-in clinic. For details on how to pre-register for this clinic, please see the 2020 Recruitment News section below.

Recruitment News

  • 2020
  • 2018
  • 2017

Updated: 24/01/2020

Recruitment News - Recruitment Campaign for 2017

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: 24/01/2020

Recruitment News - Recruitment Campaign for 2018

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

We’ll be accepting applications from the 4th to 25th February 2020. 

For now, we are offering applicants the opportunity to attend an optional drop-in clinic in relation to the PSNI Education Criteria.  If you are in any doubt about whether your qualifications meet the PSNI education requirements we’d encourage you to come along.  Please read the Optional Drop-In Clinic Pre-Registration Information and carefully follow the instructions on how to pre-register if you wish to attend.

Otherwise, check out our refreshed website for full details on the Student Officer recruitment process.  There are several key updates that we’d like to highlight, to help you prepare for our 2020 recruitment campaign.  Full details are available throughout this site, but to summarise we have developed a briefing document to outline the key changes proposed for our new campaign.  Check out our 2020 Briefing Document for the latest details and prepare now, so that you are ready for when recruitment opens.

Don’t forget to apply in February. Good luck!