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PSNI Recruiting for new Officers on £19k salary.

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The Police Service of Northern Ireland are recruiting once again with applications opening on 30th September and closing on 23rd October.

Recruitment criteria is as follows:

  • Aged between 18 and 57
  • IT Literate
  • Hold  5 GCSEs including Maths and English

Applicants will also have to pass a Physical Competency Assessment, an example of which can be found below:

 

In order to prepare for the PCA, the PSNI recommend you follow the strict training programme detailed below.

Session One

  • Run – 5km/3mile – keep a note of time taken to complete in order that progress can be monitored. Also, please aim for a pace of 5 min/km.

Session Two

Complete the following sequence three times aiming for maximum repetitions. Keep a note of the number of repetitions within each time period in order that progress can be monitored.

  • 1 minute of Press Ups (modify if needed)
  • 1 minute of Alternate Leg Lunges
  • 1 minute of Sit Ups
  • 1 minute of Burpees
  • 1 minute of Rest

Session Three

  • Run for 2 minutes as fast as possible and rest for 2 minutes (x2)
  • Run for 1 minute as fast as possible and rest for 1 minute (x4)
  • Run for 30 seconds as fast as possible and rest for 30 seconds (x6)

Session Four

Complete the following sequence four times as quickly as possible.

  • Run, Cycle or Row for 3 minutes
  • 1 minute of Squats
  • 1 minute Plank Hold/Bridge (hold for 20 seconds x 3)
  • 1 minute of Press Ups

Monitor progress continually by noting distances covered and number of repetitions.

Session Five

  • Run for 1 minute and then Jog for 1 minute (x5)
  • Run for 30 seconds and then Jog for 30 seconds (x5)
  • Run for 10 minutes at a pace that is challenging but you can maintain

Please keep a note of time taken to complete in order that progress can be monitored.

PSNI Constables are expected to:

  • Work Shifts
  • Work Overtime on short notice
  • Work unsociable hours, including seasonal and bank holidays
  • Wear a uniform at all times whilst on duty in order to present a professional image to the public.
  • Undertake an intensive 22 week training programme.
  • Maintain their knowledge, skills and competencies, and to undertake frequent training.
  • Be trained to use and to carry a firearm whilst on duty.
  • Be required to work anywhere within Northern Ireland.
  • Have suitable arrangements in place to cope with travel bearing in mind shift work and the need to work overtime at very short notice.
  • Have suitable arrangements in place to cope with travel bearing in mind shift work and the need to work overtime at very short notice.
  • Pass the Physical Competence Assessment
  • Act with the utmost professionalism both on and off duty at all times.

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