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. If you applied to the February 2020 recruitment process, the next step is to complete your IST and present evidence in relation to your education qualifications. We have emailed all applicants with instructions on these processes. It is vital that you participate in both the Evidence Uploader process and the Online IST by the deadline of 12 Noon on 24th March 2020. Both are mandatory steps of the PSNI recruitment process. Failure to complete either one of these steps will result in your application being rejected.

Recruitment News

  • 2020
  • 2018
  • 2017

Updated: 23/03/2020

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: 23/03/2020

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

The IST and Evidence Uploader have now closed! 

Thank you to everyone who completed both elements of this stage of the recruitment process. 

You will receive the results of your IST by the end of day on Friday 10th April 2020. 

Meanwhile, the evidence you have uploaded will be considered by our Education Evidence Review Team over the coming weeks. When the time is appropriate they will be in touch with any follow-up required.  We plan to be in touch by mid to late April to confirm on / follow-up on uploaded evidence with those candidates who are due to progress to the Assessment Centre stage of the recruitment process. At that time, if any follow-up is required we intend to provide a very short window of opportunity in which to follow-up and finalise matters. If we contact you, it is essential that you follow our instructions, or risk being rejected from the recruitment process.  

If any items of your education evidence currently remain outstanding and only become available to you in the coming days, we will consider those as part of our follow-up process. Therefore – until you are asked to provide additional evidence, please do not email it to us or attempt to upload it now, as it will not be considered at this current time.   

In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, please be assured that recruitment remains very important to the PSNI. We would ask you to bear with us while we review our plans for the Assessment Centre stage of the recruitment process in line with government guidance regarding social distancing and public gatherings. We are still working on the basis Assessment Centres will go ahead albeit the timing will need adjusted. Updates on timing will be communicated to those who have successfully passed the IST when appropriate. 

We sincerely hope that you and your families are keeping well and are finding ways to adjust in the challenging environment we now find ourselves in. 

We appreciate your continued support and patience during this time. Best of luck for your IST result!


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!