The following information will help you have the best chance of success with your application. It will tell you what you can expect from our recruitment process at each stage.
It can take around six months for people to complete our recruitment process. At each stage you will be contacted by our recruitment team, who will provide you with more information and support you throughout.
You can expect your results within four to eight weeks of taking your assessment, depending on personal circumstances.
After you’ve passed your 'day two', we will carry out pre-employment and vetting checks. These checks are to make sure we are recruiting police officers who meet our standards of behaviour and share our values.
We will share all the information you need about when to submit your information. We will also explain what vetting is, and what it means.
The length of time this takes can vary. On average, it take about two months for these checks to be completed.
We will be in touch to make you a formal offer of employment and discuss the best date for you to join your training intake.
Met Officer Gateway Programme (MOGP)
If you are offered a place, you would need to start your training in September or November 2023, or February 2024.
IPLDP, PCDA or DHEP
If you are offered a place on either the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP), Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA), or Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP), you would need to start your training within three months. We start new intakes every five weeks.