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How to join the police with Police Now
Make a real impact on our national graduate programmes
Applying to Police Now’s national graduate programmes is a series of simple steps which we’ve streamlined as much as possible for you.
Your individual experience and background make you the unique person you are. It’s why our award-winning recruitment process is uniquely designed to get the most from all candidates, so be yourself.
Below, you’ll find all the information you need along your journey to join the police. Read all the information and make sure you’re prepared.
Remember, we’re here every step of your journey to offer personalised, individual advice alongside a suite of tools and contact points to support you.
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Before you apply
You want a career where you can make an impact. Are you prepared to start the application process?
Being prepared is the first step in being successful in your application. Before you apply, make sure to thoroughly read this information and have everything you need to start your journey.
Get prepared to apply
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Police Now offer two national graduate programmes. Which one is right for you?
National Graduate Leadership Programme
As a neighbourhood police officer you will work within diverse communities, devising long-term strategic solutions, collaboratively, in a multi-agency approach to solve crimes and fix systemic issues.
You're prepared and ready to start your journey with Police Now
So you’re eligible and meet all the requirements and you think you’re suitable for the role.
We’ve made the application process as simple and straightforward as possible and we are here if you need help along the way.
Find out all the answers to your questions in our online guides on the process and tips for your application.
If you still have questions, feel free to make contact with our recruitment team via email.
What you need to know about the application process
Answers for your most common questions:
I was considering a few graduate schemes. The reason I ended up applying for the Police Now one was because the process was enjoyable to do. The people were friendly when I was doing it and the application process was actually really interesting.
You've submitted your application - what's next?
We know you’re excited to join us, and will have many questions about the process and timelines. You’ll be curious about what happens next, who will contact you, what will be expected of you and how long you’ll wait.
No doubt you’ll have shared your decision with family and friends as well, who will also want to explore your potential future pathway and help you prepare.
You will find all the information you need in your candidate portal, which is accessed using your email and password that you used to open your application. You can get to your candidate portal by clicking on the login icon in the top navigation.
What's next after you've applied?
Get prepared. Understand the documents you will need and the checks that will be carried out.
Help and useful links
Do you have questions about applying? From choosing a programme to checking your eligibility.
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