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So, what’s it all about? The Police Online Assessment Centre for police officer applicants, has 3 Stages;

Stage 1 – (5) Interview Questions

Stage 2 – Part 1 Written Exercise

Stage 3 – Part 2 Briefing Exercise.

You may only be given up to a week to complete the Assessment Centre so it’s really important that once you know your application form has been accepted, you start preparing. Our advice – book early, purchase our Police Recruitment Start to Finish Workbook via our website Home – Careers in Blue, and do our One Hour each Modular training workshops that can be booked via our website services page Services – Careers in Blue

You will be given a completion date – i.e. 7 days from receiving your notification email. You can split it over different days if you wish. You can take any of the stages at any time during the 7 day period. So if you are not confident with the interview stage then take this near to the end of the 7 days as this will give you more time to prepare.

Interview Questions

5 questions to see if you’ve got the skills to make a good police officer. A question will appear on the screen and you have minute to prepare and then 5 minutes to answer the question. You will be told which competencies and values you will be asked questions on but what will they be about? We have a great way to prepare you for this part of the Assessment Centre – tried and tested – and it works! We have our Police Online Structured Interview Modular Workshop that will discuss how to prepare your examples for this part of the test.

Written Test

You’ll be given a number of documents to read through. You’ll have to create a report to address a local neighbourhood problem or crime. It’s usually something that’s causing annoyance to people living in the vicinity. How will you structure your answer? What can you expect to encounter in this part of the assessment and what’s it likely to be about? Our Workbook has examples for you to go through and models to use to format your response. During our Modular Training Workshop – Written Test , we will discuss possible scenarios and how to provide a great answer.

Briefing Exercise

You will be given a number of documents to read. This is like an old paper feed exercise. You will be asked a series of questions, one at a time as to how you will address the problem outlined. It may be around what concerns you have and what will your course of action will be. You will be given a piece of information and then 4 questions to answer on how you would respond to this information. Once completed and you have submitted your answers you are then asked another piece of information again with four questions to see if your response has changed. Again once submitted, you will receive a further piece of information and 4 further questions to see if your response has once again changed. This is the part people are most unsure about. We will go through what to expect . Again our Workbook gives example questions and ideas to consider to help you give great answers! Couple this with our Briefing Modular Training Workshop where we provide help and guidance on how to structure your answers.

Help from Careers In Blue

How can Careers In Blue help you?

We have guided many people through the Police Online Assessment Centre. A tried and tested process ensures you have the best possible chances of success. You need to do your part – we cannot be there to do the Online Assessment Centre for you, but our easy to read Police Recruitment Start to Finish workbook gives you practical examples of what to expect and our follow up Workshop goes through each stage in detail. We cover the Values and Competencies you will be assessed against at each stage and how to give yourself the best chance of success. You will get tips and models to use in your answers so your responses are structured, whatever the scenario…

With our Modular Training courses running on a Saturday morning from 09.00am – 1pm and Monday evenings from 5pm until 9pm we are there for you with this vital stage of your Police Recruitment!

Book your place via our Services and start your journey with confidence that you will perform to the best of your ability and join the ever growing Careers In Blue success story!