The application process for police community support officers consists of several challenging steps designed to ensure that applicants of the highest quality are recruited into the North Wales Police.
You need to first download the application form, making sure to complete the entire form before returning it. If it is incomplete, it will delay the process, or, worse, your application may be rejected. Make sure you meet all of the eligibility requirements before applying.
This is the first part of the selection process. You are required to provide evidence of your transferable skills which link to relevant competencies. Your spelling and grammar are also assessed.
The Police Initial Recruitment (PIR) Test is a multiple-choice test which consists of four sections aimed at measuring some of the skills/abilities required for the role. The PIR Test contains various sections:
This is an oral test in which you are required to demonstrate your Welsh language skills at Level 2. There are three parts to the test: answering a question, introducing yourself with some details, and repeating a sentence in Welsh.
The interview lasts approximately 40 minutes. It is based on the Leadership Behaviours and your research into North Wales Police, the College of Policing, and the role you are applying for. The Leadership Behaviours are as follows:
Background checks and references are performed at an early stage of the recruitment process. If you successfully pass, you will be asked to consent to providing a fingerprint and DNA sample.
Next, you must undergo a fitness test and a medical assessment. If you pass all these stages, you will be offered an appointment.
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