We will check your eligibility and providing you meet the criteria outlined in section two, we’ll invite you to an assessment day. This will feature an interview, a briefing exercise and a written assessment.
Please note: only candidates who do not have a GCSE English Language C, grade 4 or above, or equivalent (level 2 qualification) will be asked to complete the written exercise.)
Before you attend we’ll provide you with detailed information about the day and what you can do to prepare yourself.
Your assessment will be scored on the day, and if successful, you’ll be asked to attend a pre-employment event. This will include you undertaking a ‘Job Related Fitness Test’ and a medical assessment. Don’t worry, nobody expects you to be an Olympic standard athlete. To set your mind at ease and get full details of the medical and fitness requirements, please refer to our health and fitness section on 'Who we are looking for'.
Step 4: Completion of pre-employment checks
At this stage we complete all of the pre-employment checks, including references and vetting. Once these are completed you will receive your final offer.
The length of the application process can vary from individual to individual, depending on your own circumstances. Once we have completed all required pre-employment checks, we’ll agree a start date with you.
Once you have submitted your application form, we will keep in contact with you via our online application process. Therefore, you should keep your eye on this throughout.
If you have any questions about the process or need assistance, please do get in touch.
Call our team on 01633 632500 (option 1). Lines are open from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
The Met is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse and representative workforce at all levels. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority groups and females.
As a Disability Confident employer, the Met has committed to making disability equality part of our everyday practice. We ensure that people with disabilities and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. If you consider yourself to have access, workplace or reasonable adjustment requirements that need to be accommodated, we ask that you include this information within your application form. All matters will be treated in strict confidence and will not affect any recruitment decisions.
Please note, if you are applying for a police officer role or to become a police community support officer (PCSO) or designated detention officer (DDO), there is a minimum requirement that you must pass a job-related fitness test (JRFT). Find out more about police fitness standards.