When recruitment is open, you will complete our online eligibility form. This section checks your eligibility in line with our recruitment standards. You will be advised immediately after the questionnaire if you meet the required standard.
If you are 'referred' at this stage for an eligibility review, then a member of the recruitment team will contact you within one week of the closing date to advise you of the outcome of your review.
Once the eligibility stage has closed, if you have met the required standard you will be invited to fill in an application form and answer three competency based questions.
You will be notified within four weeks whether you have met the required standard for the application and questions section. You will then be invited into a SEARCH assessment centre which may take place in an assessment centre outside of Avon and Somerset Constabulary boundaries.
SEARCH is the national process for assessing police officer applicants.
The assessment consists of five elements:
Applicants require a total of 50% and a pass in all of the assessments to pass this stage.
All applicants require the completion of pre-employment checks prior to an offer of appointment.
Once all pre-employment checks are cleared, we will contact applicants with a final offer of appointment.
The applicant will receive a number of forms with their final offer letter which need to be processed before starting their course.
Applicants will be placed on the next available course.
Police Officer Recruitment is now open