16/01/2020

PSNI Set To Launch 2020 Recruitment Drive

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is set to launch a recruitment drive next month.

Applications for the 2020 intake will open at noon on Tuesday 04 February for three weeks.

Prospective new recruits must be aged 17 or over at the time of application and must have reached the age of 18 by the time they are appointed. Applicants can be no older than 57 years old.

Once the application stage is closed, applicants will be invited to sit an initial selection test before some are tasked to an assessment centre.

The recruitment process also includes vetting, physical competence assessments, medical and substance misuse tests and an online learning stage.

Candidates should have a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent at grade A* - C, including English Language. The requirement to have a Maths GCSE has been removed for the 2020 recruitment phase.

Evidence of all academic achievements is required at application stage.

Prospective student officers can follow the latest updates and find out more online.



(JG/CM)

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