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STUDENT POLICE OFFICER RECRUITMENT

Join Warwickshire Police

If you enjoy facing challenges, solving problems and would like to contribute to keeping your community safe whilst developing a wider range of skills, then policing could be for you.

Policing is challenging and rewarding. As a police constable, you'll get to learn new skills, meet new people and set out on a career path that could see you specialise as a firearms officer, dog handler, traffic cop, detective or the trusted, familiar face of Warwickshire Police in the community.

Few jobs can be more rewarding than that of a police officer: from day one you'll be helping to fight crime and protecting people from harm.

What's more Warwickshire is a great place to live and work, combining some densely-populated urban areas within a rich rural landscape and historic attractions such as Warwick Castle and Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon. Excellent transport links mean this is an area which is easy to get to from any part of the country, while the close proximity to the West Midlands metropolitan area brings its own attractions.

In 2012 Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police formed a ground-breaking alliance, which has allowed both forces to continue delivering the best possible service for the people who matter - those living in the communities they serve.

But don't just take our word for it

Here's what our most recent intake of student officers have to say about their experiences of joining Warwickshire Police.

PC Tracey Simpson said: "After 15 years in business I decided I wanted to do a job that was meaningful and one that made me feel proud to go to work. I started looking at joining the police and have specifically wanted to be part of Warwickshire Police.

"I am loving the training and cannot wait to get out there and work within the community! I am an older recruit at 38 but age should never stop anyone from thinking about changing their career. If you want something badly enough, you will make it work."

PC Tom Poole said: "When I was six years old, it struck a nerve seeing first-hand what the effects of crime had on my close friends and family and I wanted to do something about it.

"From then, I couldn't remember the time where I didn't want to be a police officer. Despite waiting to get in, it has been completely worth it and I honestly feel I am at my best, helping the public and helping to keep the peace."

PC Mohammed Mazhar said: "I joined the police force because I want to serve people from different communities, different cultures and different backgrounds, which is something I want to be a part of."

PC Sophie Reading said: "I joined the police to make a difference. I want to be able to help and protect people during the most difficult times of their life. Every day is different and I want to do a job I love and want to get out of bed in the morning for."

Here's what we want

Good communicators with a calm, confident personality; problem solvers; team players; and people who easily build relationships, respect other people and appreciate views from communities across the region. If this is you we would like to hear from you.

Before you apply

We would recommend that you read the minimum eligibility criteria before you apply in particular please note:

Minimum Qualification - you must have a level 3 qualification (i.e. 2 'A' levels (A-C grade), or equivalent) or previous relevant experience in a police role (Police Community Support Officer, Special Constable)

Cautions and convictions - you must not have a conviction as an adult or juvenile (although some minor offences and cautions may not exclude you)

Tattoos - you must not have tattoos on your face, neck or hands or any which could cause offence to members of the public or colleagues

Fitness - you must be physically fit and not have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of under 18 or over 30. You will not be medically cleared for appointment whilst your BMI is outside this range.

How to apply

Stage 1 - Online pre application test this consists of the following:

Job Related review and Eligibility

Behavioural Styles Test

Situational Judgement Test

To begin your application click here

Stage 2 - Online Application form to be completed and submitted to the Recruitment Team

 

You can only apply to one force at any time, if you have applied and are going through the recruitment process with another Force and would like to transfer this application to Warwickshire Police please contact the Recruitment team for further information via email: policerecruitment@warwickshireandwestmercia.pnn.police.uk

 

If you have already applied to us please wait for the recruitment team to contact you about your application and the next stage of the recruitment process.