There are a number of stages involved in our recruitment process, all of which designed to identify if policing could be the ideal career for you and if you could be the perfect addition to our team.
Support and guidance is available throughout the process, which looks at a wide variety of areas to identify your suitability for the role you are applying for.
This first stage of the process is to obtain key details from you to confirm your identify, where you live and information about key family members and people you are associated with. This information will support later stages of the recruitment process and more detailed information may be requested upfront for some roles.
This stage is where you have a real opportunity to explain why you’d like to join Greater Manchester Police and what skills and abilities you’ll bring to the team. We ask you to talk in more detail about aspects highlighted in other stages of the recruitment process, and you’ll also be able to ask questions about the role, our force or the benefits on offer.
You’ll be asked to attend an assessment centre where activities will be carried out to simulate real-life situations and challenges. This will provide you with the opportunity to show your:
Community and customer focus
Respect for diversity
This test is simply to establish whether you have the required fitness level to be a police officer (you don’t need to be a professional athlete or heavyweight champion!) The main element is a ‘bleep test’ running exercise which records your stamina. If you are reasonably fit and have prepared in advance, you’re likely to pass with flying colours.
We’ll need your GP to complete a health questionnaire about your medical history and you’ll be asked to attend a medical assessment to check aspects such as:
Height, weight and body mass index
Blood pressure and urine sample
Hearing and eyesight
The background checking stage (known as vetting) is carried out to ensure applicants are appropriate people to join Greater Manchester Police to protect public safety, applicants our teams and the force. It is important that you provide all information requested and the process is straight-forward in most cases.
And that’s it – once you’ve successfully completed the above stages you’ll receive a formal job offer that will confirm everything you need to know about the role, benefits, start date and next steps.