Application Process

Check below to see current status of application process.

  • 2021
Online Application Stage
Apply 2-19 November 2021
complete
Online IST / Evidence Uploader
Evidence Uploader open 4 - 13 Jan. Follow-up now ongoing where applicable.
complete
Assessment Centre
Assessment Centre phase underway. Check your email for updates.
complete
Merit List Passed to PSNI
Assessment Centre phase now concluded. Merit List transferred to PSNI.
current stage
Vetting
Physical Competence Assessment
Health Assessment
Substance Misuse Test
Online Learning
Appointable Candidates Invited to Training in Merit Order

Recruitment News

  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2018

Updated: 16/06/2022

Police Officer Recruitment News - Recruitment Campaign for 2018

Recruitment Update - 4th March 2022

By way of update, we can confirm that we anticipate resuming offers of appointment to commence the Student Officer Development Programme throughout 2022/23. However, there will be a reduction in the number and frequency of appointments whilst we await confirmation of our final budgetary settlement. 

We have continued to progress candidates through the various stages of the recruitment process, and remain committed to expanding the appointable pool of candidates. This will enable us to manage operational demand, and will ensure that we are in a position to augment our recruitment forecast should we secure additional funding. We would therefore encourage you to continue with your recruitment journey, and with any remaining pre-employment stages you may have yet to complete. 

We trust this update provides some reassurance that appointments from the 2018 and 2020 recruitment campaigns will continue as we enter the new financial year, and would once again like to thank you for your commitment to the process.


Please check here for the latest information on the progress of the 2018 campaign.

Updated: 16/06/2022

Police Officer Recruitment News - Recruitment Campaign for 2020

Recruitment Update - 4th March 2022 

By way of update, we can confirm that we anticipate resuming offers of appointment to commence the Student Officer Development Programme throughout 2022/23. However, there will be a reduction in the number and frequency of appointments whilst we await confirmation of our final budgetary settlement. 

We have continued to progress candidates through the various stages of the recruitment process, and remain committed to expanding the appointable pool of candidates. This will enable us to manage operational demand, and will ensure that we are in a position to augment our recruitment forecast should we secure additional funding. We would therefore encourage you to continue with your recruitment journey, and with any remaining pre-employment stages you may have yet to complete. 

We trust this update provides some reassurance that appointments from the 2018 and 2020 recruitment campaigns will continue as we enter the new financial year, and would once again like to thank you for your commitment to the process.


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


Please check here for the latest information on the progress of the 2020 campaign.

Police Officer Recruitment News - Recruitment Campaign for 2021


Future Recruitment

Applications are currently closed. We are sorry if you missed our most recent deadline to apply. At this time, we have no information as to when exactly future recruitment will happen, but we would encourage you to check this website regularly for updates.


Merit List Transferred to Police Service of Northern Ireland - 18th May 2022 

Deloitte has now passed the Merit List for the 2021 Student Officer recruitment process to the Police Service of Northern Ireland. All active candidates have been emailed by Deloitte to confirm. Please continue to check your email regularly (including 'junk folders') in case of contact about your application. 


Recruitment Update - 25th January 2022

You may have seen recent media coverage regarding the significant budgetary pressures and financial uncertainty facing the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Whilst we await certainty of the 2022/23 budget settlement for policing, our preference remains to retain a level of recruitment to manage operational demand and increase the representation of the organisation. We will therefore be continuing with our 2021 campaign so that we are in a position to accelerate recruitment if we are successful in securing an appropriate budget.  

We therefore encourage you to continue in the process as planned and wish you every success in the upcoming stages.