Police recruitment event in Laurencekirk

The opening of the Police Scotland hub at Mearns Academt back in Novevember 2014
The opening of the Police Scotland hub at Mearns Academt back in Novevember 2014

Police Scotland will be holding a candidate briefing session in Laurencekirk at the Mearns Community Campus later this month (June 27).

The briefing sessions are open to anyone who is interested in applying to become a police officer or special constable but who haven’t yet started completing their application forms.

The sessions will cover the recruitment process and give advice on submitting a strong application

Recruitment Inspector Irene Coyle explains “The process of becoming a police officer and special constable has a number of stages that candidates require to pass. If a candidate fails at any of the ...stages, they are welcome to re-apply and try again but they have to wait six months to do so.

“In order to increase the chance of candidates getting through the various stages first time, we are holding candidate briefing sessions over the next few months.

“The sessions will explain the recruitment process, the skills and attributes we are looking for in prospective police officers/special constables and we will also give tips on how to highlight skills on the form and in interviews to maximise the chance of passing each stage.”

To book a place at a candidate briefing session, you can either call the North recruitment team on 101 or e-mail policerecruitmentaberdeen@scotland.pnn.police.uk.

Inspector Coyle adds “A career as a police officer or being a special constable can be immensely varied and rewarding. I would encourage anyone who is thinking of applying to look at the Police Scotland website and speak to current officers to find out more about the job and to book themselves onto one of our candidate briefing sessions before completing their application.”