The police recruitment interview – the last hurdle for those who are successful at the National Police Assessment Centre. Most police forces operate some form of an interview process in order to assess your suitability for their force. This is where they will find out more about the real you and your motivation for wanting to join them.
Generally, the interview can last anything from 45 to 90 minutes where you will be asked a mixture of competency, situational (how would you deal with….), motivation and value based questions. Some forces might require you to make a presentation to a panel.
Expect it to be challenging!
After all, in financial terms alone, you are potentially going to cost them over £2 Million in salary, pension and other costs. They’ll also want to ensure that you are the right fit for their values and to see if you have the potential to be of value to the communities you will serve.
For many forces, this is the final stage of the recruitment process. Are you ready for this last stage? Can you afford to leave this to chance?
Brendan has been coaching police officers and potential recruits in interview skills for a number of years with a success rate of over 85%.