Thinking of joining the police? Thousands of people apply each year but only a few hundred places will be on offer. Only the top scoring police applicants will be invited to the police assessment centre and to succeed there, you will need to score high on each of the tests during the five hours you are being assessed. Therefore it is essential that you get expert help for the initial police application form all the way through to the police assessment centre tests known as The Police SEARCH® Recruit Assessment Centre or what will become known as The Police Day One Recruit Assessment Centre.
The Police Day One Recruit Assessment Centre
If you have already had your application approved and have been offered a place at a Police SEARCH® Recruit Assessment Centre then you are in a great position. This is because there is lots of help available to you from a growing selection of private companies. However, the College of Policing who govern the structure, content and scoring at the police assessment centres are in the process of making major changes. This will include changing some of the tests entirely and introducing a whole new set of values and competencies that you will be marked against. This is what they are now calling The Police Day One Recruit Assessment Centre.
Currently The Metropolitan Police, Thames Valley Police and West Midlands Police are piloting The Police Day One Recruit Assessment Centre. South Wales Police are also considering joining this pilot but from April 2019 other forces will quickly follow.
When police recruitment tests last undertook such a major change (about a decade ago) it took several years for most private companies to catch up. This is because students are not officially allowed to share their experiences at the police assessment centre, and the College of Policing will not engage or recommend any commercial company. Subsequently a lot of companies with great websites and creditable testimonials from past candidates may be going in blind when making career deciding recommendations to you.
The College of Policing would argue that if you have the determination and ability you should not need any outside help. But would you ever consider going into any other five-hour exam without any professionally guided revision, tutoring or coaching if it was on offer? Most serious applicants would not especially when taking into account the competition and very limited places on offer. Only the top-scorers will secure a career within the police service.
How to Become a Police Officer Career Guide
With help from the wrong coach, trainer or online provider there is a tendency for some candidates to become robotic-like in their answers reciting the ‘suggested response’ or over repeating ‘key word’ answers. These candidates stick out like a sore thumb to the police assessors as being insincere and false. Their scores will reflect this.
With the right coach, trainer, online provider you will perform to the best of your natural ability and shine out to the assessors. Yes you will be working with some structure but designed in such a way to maximise your responses in a natural way and making the assessors job easier.
A well established company offers all this.
The ‘How to Become a Police Officer Career Guide – Police Platinum Level Access’ provides that reliable and trusted help throughout each stage of police recruitment. It provides you with instant access to online police recruitment guides, training / coaching videos for police application & police selection interview, mock tests for numerical / verbal reasoning, bleep test (multi-stage fitness test), the latest insider recruitment information (added regularly).
Besides from all of the above the reason why the Platinum package stands out over other providers is that it also includes a full one-day training package with a former Metropolitan Police Assessment Trainer. This police recruitment expert will be able to help you at succeeding at the Police Assessment Centre regardless whether it be The Police SEARCH® Recruit Assessment Centre or The Police Day One Recruit Assessment Centre. The trainer has experience at both to a very high level and also helps university students at similar career assessment centres. You can select a course on selected dates that are given over a 12 month period. The Course is held in Kent.
Overall in view of what you are getting this package could be the most reasonably priced on the market and if you really are serious on a career within the police service, might just be the best investment you will ever make.