20,000 New Police Recruits

On the 5th September 2019, the Government launched a campaign to recruit 20,000 police officers. Places are filling quickly, with around two thirds of these already accounted for. For those of you aspiring to be police officers the National Online Police Assessment Centre is the first hurdle.

For many, this process can be quite daunting. There’s nothing like understanding exactly what you’ll face and how to tackle each stage of the process.

At Careers In Blue we believe that if you’re serious about a career in policing, you will give yourself the best possible chance. That means using us to ‘help you achieve’ at all stages of your application.

How Careers In Blue Can Help with The Police Assessment Centre

We have a two stage, tried and tested, process to walk you through each stage. We will prepare you so that you know what’s involved at every stage. By practicing techniques you will know exactly what’s expected of you at every stage.

Some people will say to you, just be yourself, go with your gut feeling and you’ll be ok – bad advice! You need to put yourself in the shoes of the police officer you aspire to become. You’ll hold yourself to a high standard and align with the values of a police officer; by being a role model and setting the standards for others to follow.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic the Police Assessment Centre has become an online process with 4 possible stages – not all police forces require you to complete all 4 so it’s worth checking.

To progress you’ll need a minimum pass level for each stage, but, if the force you’re applying for uses Stage 1 (the Situational Judgement Tests), you have to pass this stage before you can continue on to Stage 2 and 3 (two parts). If you’re unsuccessful at Stage 1 – that’s it! Test over – that’s right it is a test!

Here at Careers In Blue, we know every stage you are expected to complete, inside out. Our Online Assessment Course Workshop and Workbook will guide you through each stage with examples and explanation.

The National Online Assessment Centre has had a considerable amount of money invested in it which has led to a change to online assessments rather than attending a venue. Whether you like it or not, it’s probably here for a while…

Once you’ve completed your Online Assessment Centre you’ll have to sit tight, because It can usually take a couple of weeks for you to find out if you’ve passed or not.

Passed Your Online Assessment Centre?

For a few forces, passing your Assessment Centre this means you’re in, subject to vetting, attendance and other biometric tests. Most forces ask you to attend an additional stage after the Assessment Centre – the Final Interview (we can help you with this too!)

To find out how we can assist you with all stages of your police application, visit our services page to see how we can help you achieve your Career In Blue!