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Applications for the 2018 constable recruitment process have now closed.

Please continue to check the ‘Recruitment News’ section of this website for updates regarding recruitment.

Recruitment Campaign for 2018/19


Update 13th Nov: IST completion deadline approaching soon

There is only one week remaining to complete your online IST! Your link will have been sent to you via the email address you provided in your application form (remember to check junk mail!). The system will close promptly at 12 noon on Tuesday 20th November 2018. 

Update 1st Nov: Initial Selection Test (3pm)

Please note that all links to the online Initial Selection Test (IST) have now been issued. We would advise all candidates to check the mailbox corresponding to the email address provided in your application form (remember to check junk folders) for an email entitled 'Online Initial Selection Test' which will include your unique link to the assessment. 

If it appears that you have not received this email, please contact us immediatley via info@joinpsni.co.uk, providing your full name and DOB.

Update 1st Nov: Initial Selection Test (9am)

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application for the role of Constable in the PSNI. The next stage of the recruitment process, the online Initial Selection Test, will commence today. Links are being issued by the Recruitment Team throughout Thursday 1st November so you should expect to receive this into your inbox at some point today. Due to the large volume of candidates who have applied, links are being issued in batches therefore please be patient and do not contact us if you have not yet received your link. An update will be posted onto Recruitment News when all links have been issued. 

Remember – your link is unique to you so please do not share it with others. Your link can only be accessed via one IP address therefore please do not click into your link until you are ready to commence your assessment.

We would like to wish everyone the best of luck when completing the IST!


Applications for the recruitment of police constables are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted their application form!

The online Initial Selection Test stage is currently live. In preparation for your Assessment Centre, you should make sure now that you have your original education certificates. If not, you should make the necessary arrangements to obtain original certificates or a 'Final Certifying Statement of Results' for any qualification you currently do not have evidence for as without these present you cannot progress past the Assessment Centre Stage. Please note that it can take up to six weeks to receive your certificates from your exam board!

Recruitment Campaign for 2017/18

Information regarding the 2017 recruitment campaign can be found on our 2017 news page.