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COVID-19 recruitment update

If you are due to attend police premises for recruitment activities, please check our latest COVID-19 guidance.

We are closely monitoring the impact of the virus on all our recruitment activities. Scheduled interviews and assessments are being kept under continual review and may be changed at short notice.

To make sure you are informed please check back to this page for the latest updates in relation to the various recruitment activities being undertaken.

Many recruitment processes are continuing to go ahead as we have taken significant steps to move things online where possible.

Specific recruitment activity

You will find the information about the specific recruitment processes outlined below. We will also contact you via email when possible.

Police Officer (PCDA)

SEARCH assessments - have been postponed while the College of Policing determines alternatives. If you were due to attend an assessment, we will contact you as soon as alternative arrangements are confirmed.

Medical appointments - will be carried out by phone. You will be contacted shortly to book a convenient date and time.

Physical Tests - have been postponed if you have previously been given a date to attend Police Headquarters for a physical test appointment, this will be re-scheduled.

Familiarisation Events - have also been postponed we will contact you by email when new dates for these events become available.


We are continuing to process any applications that were received during our most recent recruitment campaign. All applicants should have received a response from us.

To check the status of your application, please get in touch with us by emailing:

There will be no start dates until September 2020.
Special Constabulary

Familiarisation Events – Due to current circumstances, we are sending out presentations to applicants via email. 

If you have not received an email yet, please bear with us; this is due to the high number of applications currently being processed.

Assessment 18th April 2020 – Unfortunately this  event has been cancelled . We will be contacting all candidates shortly to make arrangements to attend future dates.

17th May 2020 Course – Unfortunately, this has also been cancelled . We will be contacting all candidates to make arrangement to attend future dates.

If you have recently applied to rejoin Avon and Somerset Constabulary, please bear with us during this busy time.  We will be in touch soon.
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Emergency Communications Operators
Applications are currently being accepted for positions advertised.
Assessments have now been postponed whilst we determine alternatives. If you were due to attend an assessment you should have been notified that these have been postponed and as soon as alternative arrangements are confirmed, we will be in touch with you.
April 2020 training courses are going ahead as planned.
All other Police Staff
Applications are being accepted and reviewed for all positions advertised.
Where possible, interviews may be carried out via video conferencing technology.  If you are invited to video interview, further instructions will be sent to you via email.
Where video interviews are not possible, recruitment activity may be postponed to a later date.

Questions about recruitment?

If you have any concerns in relation to your application, please contact the Talent Acquisition team who will be happy to help you.