Metropolitan Police Selection Process Advice and Guidance

Are you applying for a position with the Metropolitan Police? The UK’s largest police force recruits to several positions and levels. Competition is high for each available place, and as a hopeful recruit, you must be prepared to do your best at each stage. In the following pages we guide you through each of the different recruitment processes, complete with resources to help you prepare for each stage.
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The Metropolitan Police is responsible for policing greater London (excluding the City of London). They are the UK’s largest police force reflecting both the size of the city they protect, and the range of crimes they oversee in one of the world’s leading cities. As a result they are a popular police force to work for, and competition for each place during a recruitment drive is high. As a candidate you must be on top form, and prepare to excel at each stage.

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Before you start your application,know which position it is that you are applying to, as each one has a different recruitment process. Roles with the Metropolitan Police include:

Metropolitan Police Application Form

Once you have chosen the best role for yourself, your next step is to submit an application. Applications for all roles in the Metropolitan police must be submitted online during the application window. Before beginning the application, there is a short eligibility questionnaire you are required to complete in order to verify you meet the requirements to apply. The questions focus on your physical well being, such as health, age, level of fitness, as well as background information like currently occupation and criminal history. Once you have completed the questionnaire and deemed qualified to apply, you will be directed to the application.

The application is very simple. You need to provide your basic details, education, employment history, address history and conduct declaration. If you have any experience working for the police, you will need to supply the relevant documents and references.

If your application is successful, you will be contacted by the Metropolitan Police recruitment department and will be invited to take part in the assessment centre and aptitude tests.

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