Application Process

Check below to see current status of application process.

  • 2020
Online Application Stage
Apply 4-25 Feb. Upload education evidence from 26 Feb.
Online Initial Selection Test
IST stage open 10-24 Mar
Assessment Centre
Assessment Centres will begin in Summer 2020. Please check your email for your invitation.
current stage
Merit List Passed to PSNI
Aug 2020
Physical Competence Assessment
Substance Misuse Test
Online Learning
Appointable Candidates Invited to Training in Merit Order

Recruitment News

  • 2020
  • 2018

Updated: 16/03/2021

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

Assessment Centre Update (28th April 2021)

It is planned that the remaining assessment centres will be completed in the coming weeks and affected candidates have been contacted directly to advise of their assessment date and time – please note that this will be your final opportunity to complete the assessment centre and unfortunately we will not be in a position to approve any further rescheduling requests. It is intended that the final merit list will be provided to the Police Service of Northern Ireland by close of business on 18th May 2021, after which successful candidates will be advised of their merit position.  We will also issue feedback reports on performance at the assessment centre stage to all candidates. 

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has commenced offers to high performing candidates who have completed all stages of the 2020 Recruitment Process and reached the appointable pool. We will be offering appointments throughout Summer 2021 and it is anticipated that courses will continue to run recurrently throughout the 2021/2022 financial year.

We would once again like to thank you for your ongoing dedication to the recruitment process, and hope this update provides some reassurance that we are moving forward with increased momentum to meet our revised recruitment forecast.

We would encourage all candidates to continue to check here on Recruitment News regularly for updates. 

Constable Recruitment - Applications Closed

Applications are currently closed.

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.  

Thank you!