Police Officer - New Recruit

Police Officer New Recruit
1900007S Requisition #
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Am I eligible?

The people of the West Midlands deserve an excellent service so we are looking for the best people to join us and demonstrate our values. But there’s some formal stuff you’ll need to have too, to make sure you meet nationally set eligibility criteria.

In summary:
  • Age - How old you are doesn’t determine whether you’ll be a great officer, so we are happy to receive applications from people aged 18 or above
  • Nationality - You must be a British Citizen, European Economic Area (EEA) National, a Commonwealth Citizen or Foreign National with no restrictions on your stay in the UK
  • Residency - have been resident in the UK for three years immediately prior to application. Where applicants have been resident abroad due to serving in the British Armed Forces or on UK Government Service, they are considered to have been resident in the UK.
  • Cautions and conviction - Ideally, you shouldn't have a criminal conviction or cautions record. If you do have one, acceptance will depend on the age and nature of the offence. We are unable to state whether your convictions record will affect your application before you apply. This will be determined from the full and confidential information provided during the recruitment and selection process.
  • Vetting - Due to the nature of policing, it’s essential that we conduct rigorous vetting checks on successful applicants before they can join the programme. These checks will include personal details taken from you as well as from close family members and significant others.
  • Financial position - It's important that you are not under pressure from un-discharged debts or liabilities and that you can manage loans and debts sensibly.
  • TattoosWe know some people like to express themselves with body art, however anyone who has a tattoo and / or piercing which could be reasonably interpreted as offensive to any religion or belief, or is in any way discriminatory, violent or intimidating, will not be accepted. In line with the College of Policing’s national guidance we will carefully consider the size, nature and prominence of visible tattoos and piercings to determine if they are acceptable.
  • Academic Qualifications:   
Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship
If you enter via this route you will study for a funded degree level qualification in professional policing practice and your probation period will be three years. To be eligible for this route you will have achieved:
  • Level 2 qualifications in both English and Maths for example a GCSE or iGCSE at grade C (level 4) or above, Functional Skills Level 2 and Key Skills Level 2 (Communication and / or Literacy)
  • Level 3 qualifications in any subject(s) that equate to 64 UCAS points (or a full level 4 or 5 qualification) – these points could be from your A Levels, Level 3 Diplomas, NVQs and an International Baccalaureate to name a few. Please check your UCAS points here 
Degree Holder Entry Route
If you enter via this route you will study for a funded graduate diploma in professional policing practice and your probation period will be two years. To be eligible for this route you will have:
  • Achieved, or are due to graduate in 2019, with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
You will need to attach copies of all relevant certificates to your application.

WMP is a large and diverse organisation where you can develop your skills, knowledge and career in an encouraging environment.


Please visit jobs.west-midlands.police.uk to view more about the opportunity, the full eligibility criteria and the information and documentation you’ll need to hand when you apply.

Once you begin your application, please complete and submit within 10 days.  

West Midlands Police is a Disability Confident Leader - the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions. 

As part of our commitment we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme – all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be invited to the SEARCH Assessment Centre. 

Diversity and Inclusion Vision: “Maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities”

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