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: 05/04/2020

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: 05/04/2020

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

Outcome of education evidence review now issued

Emails detailing the outcome of our review of evidence provided in relation to the PSNI Education Criteria have now been issued to those due to progress to the Assessment Centre stage. Please check your email mailbox (including 'junk' folders) for your outcome. Thanks to all who participated!

To those who have been assessed as eligible and, in due course, will progress to the Assessment Centre stage, congratulations on your achievement to date. We encourage you to continue to prepare for your upcoming Assessment Centre.

To those for whom we have not yet been able to confirm on eligibility, please make sure to follow the instructions we have provided in our email communication to you on the matter and, (if applicable) by the deadline set, make sure to upload fresh evidence to deal with any issues we have identified. During the current education evidence follow-up phase it is key that you follow our instructions carefully or risk being rejected from the recruitment process.  

Plans for the Assessment Centre stage 

For those who have progressed to the Assessment Centre stage and are waiting to hear news, as yet we still have no firm update, however we are currently actively considering options and we will be in touch as soon as we possibly can. Please keep in touch with this website and check your email regularly.

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 find ourselves in. 

We appreciate your continued support and patience during this time! 


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!