The recruitment and vetting process
Applying for the role
When you apply to North Wales Police as a Detective Constable, you’ll complete a number of stages. These stages are listed below to help you understand the process you’re about to embark on. All candidates are required to successfully pass every stage of the process to be recruited as a Detective Constable.
We’re an equal opportunities employer and are committed to attracting, supporting and developing a workforce representative of the communities that we police and serve. We strive to ensure that all personnel practices, including recruitment, are applied consistently and fairly and as such we expect all staff involved in the recruitment process to share this commitment.
This means that throughout the recruitment process, the members of staff and assessors involved are trained to the highest standard, ensuring that the principles of the Equality Act are adhered to. This is supported through our Standards of Practice and Unconscious Bias training that is delivered to all of our assessors.
At the end of each stage of the recruitment process, you’ll be notified whether or not you’ve been successful and eligible to proceed to the next stage.
We want you to do well and be able to effectively prepare for each stage of the recruitment and selection process, so we’ve provided the dates that each activity will be held:
|College of Policing online Assessment Centre – candidates have one week to complete the assessments||Friday, 19th March to Thursday, 25th March|
|Interviews held||Mon, 24th May to Fri, 28th May|
|Complete vetting, medical and reference forms||Mon, 14th June|
|Conduct the North Wales Police Level 2 Welsh Assessment||Weeks commencing 13th and 20th June|
|Attend Biometrics (Drugs and DNA)||Friday, 18th June or Friday, 2 July|
|Attend a medical||Thursdays, 1st, 8th and 15th July|
|We’ll apply for your current employer reference (previous references will have been obtained prior to this date)||From Friday, 2 July|
|Issue your offer of employment||Monday, 2nd August|
|Start date||Monday, 13th September|
Please note, we’ll keep you informed if these dates are subject to change.
Reasonable adjustments and accommodations
It’s important that you consider whether you would like to request arrangements that will assist you in completing the selection process. For example, in relation to disability, dyslexia, learning difficulties, pregnancy, menopause, religion or belief, injury etc.
Any requests for reasonable adjustments will be considered and arranged where possible. This information will be treated in confidence. If you need reasonable adjustments, please contact the recruitment team on [email protected]
You may be eligible for Positive Action, which can provide support throughout the application and selection process. Find out more on the Positive Action Team page.