How do I get an
E.recruitment log in?
Access the E.Recruitment candidate
link and register as a new user, where you will be asked for a
username (your email address) and to create a password. This can be
found in the apply section of this site.
How long does written
Feedback is only available if you have
attended an interview/assessment and the timescales are; 4 weeks
for police staff and 8 weeks for police officers.
I cannot attend the set
interview date, can I re-arrange for a more suitable date?
Where possible we will try to
accommodate any changes, however this depends on the availability
of the panel. All applicants have a right of appeal which must be
submitted within 28 days of vetting notification result.
Can I apply for more than
one position at the same time?
There is no limit on the number of
roles you can apply for. However should you wish to apply again for
the same role, you must wait 6 months.
Do all applicants go
Anyone who is successful in their
application to join BTP, will undergo vetting checks whether they
are internal or external. These include proof of right to work,
proof of residence, checks of criminal convictions, cautions,
warnnings, associations and reprimands. These formal vetting checks
will only be progressed upon conditional offer.
Can I have applications
for Police Staff and Police Officer live at the same time?
Yes. However it is important to note
the police officer application process can take much longer as we
currently hold candidate pools.
Can I submit a
BTP only accept application forms.
Should you wish to submit a speculative application form, this can
be done via the E.Recruitment system.
Can I be notified when
you are recruiting?
Yes, by registering on the
E.Recruitment site, you can set up job alerts against relevant
locations, salary levels and job titles.
If I am rejected
by vetting why is there a right of review and not appeal?
The vetting decision made is final,
however a review of the process can be requested to ensure
vetted in my current Police role, can I carry this over?
BTP can transfer vetting from other
forces, however we still conduct our own checks where
Will you ask for
The minimum period for which we
require employment references differs between staffing
For Police Staff and PCSO’s references will cover 3 years and
Police Officers it is 5 years.
checks will I need to undergo to join BTP?
Recruitment vetting and National
security vetting- This will depend on the role you are applying
What is BTP’s probation
For Police Staff it is 6 months.
(Specialist roles such as designated detention Officer are 12
For PCSO’s it is 1 year.
For Police Officers it is 2 years.
What hours will
I be working?
Most full time staff positions are 37
hours per week, days and times will be individual to each
Some police staff roles work on a 24-7 shift roster, this will be
highlighted during the recruitment process.
Is there an age
limit for officer applications?
The upper age limit is 57. This is
three years less than the complusory retirement age of 60 and
allows for the two year probationary period and the expectation of
a minimum of one year of service following probation.
convictions prevent applications be successful?
For Police Staff convictions,
cautions or reprimands will not necessarily preclude you
from appointment. It will depend on the nature and circumstances of
the offence. For Police Officers, PCSO's and Special Constable
applications with any cautions, convictions or reprimands
(including juvenile) will preclude you from any appointment.
What is reviewed
during the recruitment process?
BTP review application forms,
references, behaviours and attitudes throughout the entire
recruitment and relevant assessment centre process. Please note
that due to the volume of responses, the Recruitment Team will aim
to respond to all relevant queries within 4 days.
What is the
difference between a conditional offer and a formal offer?
A conditional offer is subject to vetting, medical and reference
clearance. On receipt of these we will then issue a formal offer,
only at this stage should your resignation be tendered.
Dress and Appearance-
What is acceptable?
For individuals employed as Police
Officer/PSCO/Special Constables, tattoos and facial piercings are
not permited prior to attending assessment centres or whilst on
operational duty. For Police Staff tattoos must be covered at
Travel to assessment centres is at an individuals own
expense. Please note there is no parking
available at BTP assessment centre venues.
Light refreshments will always be provided during an assessment
How many times can I
attend a recruitment workshop
To ensure we can support as many of our interested applicants as
possible, we will limit attendance to 3 times per person.
Should I declare all
involvement with a police investigation even if 'no further action'
If you have had any involvement in a police investigation you
must declare this on your vetting declaration form, even if there
was no further action.