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Recruitment Update:

Constable Recruitment - PSNI Managed Stages - as you may be aware, PSNI has given a commitment to reducing the timescales associated with this current constable recruitment campaign. On this basis, PSNI now intends to commence processing applicants who have performed to the highest standard at assessment centre through to the PSNI managed stages of the recruitment process (Vetting, Physical Competence Assessment, Medical, Substance Misuse Test and Online Learning). PSNI Recruitment Team will be in touch directly with candidates who have performed to this level to invite them to commence the remaining stages of the recruitment process. PSNI will only be contacting a limited number of applicants at this stage so please don’t be concerned if you are not contacted. The majority of successful candidates will not commence the PSNI managed stages until after the results of the assessment centre are issued to all candidates at the beginning of May 2018.

Vetting - please be advised that PSNI are starting to process vetting questionnaires therefore you may be contacted directly by e-mail by PSNI Vetting Branch. It would be appreciated if any candidate who has not already returned their vetting questionnaire could do so as soon as possible.

Assessment Centres – good luck to those candidates who are completing the assessment centres over the remaining weeks! If you are unable to make it on your scheduled day, please contact us at info@joinpsni.co.uk as we have a limited number of places available to offer alternative dates.

We would ask that you read all of the information within your invitation email, and to pay special attention to the ‘Education Pro Forma’ attachment which you will have received, which you will need to print and complete before attending your Assessment Centre. You will be required to bring the original and a photocopy of the following certificates to Assessment Centre to enable us to verify your educational qualifications:

  • GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at A*-C;
  • GCSE English Language (or equivalent) at A*-C; and
  • 3 other GCSEs (or equivalent) at A*-C.

Please note, provided you meet the eligibility criteria (i.e. have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at A*-C grade (or equivalent), including Mathematics and English Language), you will be able to sit the Assessment Centre on presentation of your provisional statement of results. However, we will require you to provide us with your original certificates or a final certifying statement of results, for all qualifications that you are presenting, within a maximum of three weeks from your assessment centre date. Unfortunately no extensions to this deadline can be given under any circumstances.

If you do not have original versions of your education certificates you should make arrangements now to acquire copy certificates or a certifying statement of final results from the relevant Examination Board. If you do not think these certified copies will reach you in time for your assessment centre date, please contact us now at info@joinpsni.co.uk to request a later assessment centre date. Where we have slots available, we will schedule you into any vacancies that may arise. However, we cannot guarantee that an alternative appointment can be provided.


We would like to remind everyone that applications for 2017 Constable Recruitment are now closed.
  • Already applied? We would encourage you to read the Guidance for Applicants document.
  • If you need to make any changes to your application form, email info@joinpsni.co.uk.
  • When emailing the Recruitment Team, please provide your UID, full name and DOB so that we can check our records for your application.

Applications for the 2017 constable recruitment process have now closed.

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