Events

Candidate Briefing Sessions

Police Scotland Recruitment are hosting candidate briefing sessions for those who are currently eligible and interested in pursuing a career as a Police Officer and for those who want to find out more about volunteering to become one of our Special Constables. If you are thinking of applying, then these are must not miss sessions.

Here are some of the comments received from people who have attended one of our briefing sessions:

The event gave me confidence to know what information is appropriate for my application form.

The people running the event made me feel more confident about applying.

Enjoyable session, extremely informative but light hearted at the same time.

Informative, welcoming, professional and reassuring event.

Very helpful, glad I attended before I submitted my application.  

East

Have you thought about applying for the role of Police Constable or Special Constable? Would you like to find out more about the roles, how to apply and also receive some helpful hints and tips to assist you throughout the selection process? If so we would be delighted if you would like to attend one of our candidate briefing sessions as below. 

Insight Edinburgh January

To secure your place, please email your name, contact telephone number, address and email address to policerecruitingunitedinburgh@scotland.pnn.police.uk 

  • Thursday 16th January 2018, 6.30pm to 8.00pm, Fettes Police Station, Fettes Avenue, Edinburgh, EH4 1RD
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North

Candidate Briefing Sessions

Members of the Recruitment Team will be available at the following events to speak to anyone who is interested in a career as a Police Officer or in volunteering as a Special Constable;
 

Aberdeen

  • Tuesday 17th October 2017 - 6pm- 8pm - Nelson Street Police Station, Mounthooly Way, Aberdeen, AB24 5EQ
  • Monday 20th November 2017 - 6pm- 8pm - Nelson Street Police Station, Mounthooly Way, Aberdeen, AB24 5EQ
There will be a break out session at these events specifically for those interested in joining as a Special Constable.
Arrive between 1745-1800 (no late entry permitted)

Inverness

  • Monday 13th November 2017 - 5.30pm-7.30pm - Old Perth Road Police Station, Inverness, IV2 3SY
Arrive between 1700-1715 (no late entry permitted)

Dundee

  • Wednesday 1st November 2017 - 6pm- 8pm - Baluniefield Police Station, Baluniefield Drive, Dundee. This event is only for those interested in becoming a Special Constable.
Arrive between 1730-1745 (no late entry permitted)

To book one of these North events, please send an email as follows; In the email subject box please indicate which location and date you are looking to attend and send it to: PoliceRecruitmentAberdeen@scotland.pnn.police.uk  

You must also provide your name, date of birth, address and contact telephone number. If you are being accompanied by anyone you must also supply their details.

On the day, attendees must bring photographic identification, i.e. passport/driving licence.

Please avoid bringing any bags, as these may be subject to a search.

Please be advised that there is no parking at Aberdeen and Dundee, however free parking can be found in the surrounding streets.


Interview Skills Workshop

Members of the Recruitment Team will be available on the following date to deliver a presentation in relation to preparing for a Competence Based Interview.  This input is only open to candidates who were unsuccessful at Stage 2 Competency Based Interview and considering re-applying in the near future:

Aberdeen

• Tuesday 31st October 2017 - 6pm- 8pm - Nelson Street Police Station, Mounthooly Way, Aberdeen, AB24 5EQ

Arrive between 1730 -1745 (no late entry permitted)

This event is now fully booked. Further dates will be forthcoming. 


Special Constable Recruitment

Baluniefield Police Station, Dundee

Tuesday 24 October - Standard Entrance Test and Fitness Test

Monday 1 November - Stage 2 Interviews

Old Perth Road Police Station, Inverness, IV2 3SY

Monday 13 November - Standard Entrance Test and Fitness Test

Tuesday 14 November - Stage 2 Interviews

Kirkwall Police Station, Burgh Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1AH

A recruitment selection Day for Special Constables is being held at Kirkwall Police station, Burgh Road, Kirkwall at the Pickaquoy Centre on Thursday 16 November 2017. This is a unique event to encourage local residents to become SPCs and to minimise their travel to recruitment days.

Candidates wishing to attend the above events should submit their Application and Vetting forms as soon as possible. How can find out more on the Special Constables section.

Our Positive Action Team

Have you ever considering joining the Police as a Constable or as a volunteer Special Constable? What’s stopped you from applying?
We run Police Scotland Positive Action Days where you can learn first hand the full recruitment process. We aim to dispel any rumours or misconceptions and alleviate any concerns you may have about becoming a Police Officer or volunteer Special Constable.

Police Scotland's Positive Action Team are based at Jackton and provide support to people across Scotland from under represented groups who are considering a career in policing.  The team work in particular with people from ethnic minority communities and are keen to hear from anyone interested in becoming a police officer.  

To speak to the team contact recruitmentpositiveactionteam@scotland.pnn.police.uk or call us on 01355 566683. 

[The above contact details are not monitored outwith office hours, to report a crime call 101 and in an emergency call 999.]

Police Scotland - Positive Action Day for Women

Thursday 30th November 2017 - Old Perth Road Police Station, Inverness

Have you ever thought about joining the Police? What’s stopped you from applying?

If you are a woman who has considered or is considering joining the Police as a Constable or as a volunteer Special Constable, we would like to invite you along to the Old Perth Road Police Station, Inverness, for a unique recruitment event where you can meet a number of recruitment staff and divisional officers.

The full day programme will start at 9.15 am and finish at 4.15 pm, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of serving female police officers, see an Officer Safety demonstration and have the opportunity to practice the Fitness Test. There will also be inputs from Firearms, Road Policing and other Specialist officers.

As well as learning at first hand the full recruitment process, we aim to dispel any rumours or misconceptions and alleviate any concerns you may have about becoming a Police Officer or volunteer Special Constable.

If you would like to attend this full day event, you must book a place by emailing policerecruitmentaberdeen@scotland.pnn.police.uk, providing your name, address, date of birth and contact telephone number. Please advise if you wish to take part in the mock Fitness Test. Priority will be given to those living within the Highlands and Islands Division who have not previously applied to join the police.

This event is now fully booked. 

West 

Candidate Briefing Sessions

Dumfries & Galloway

Police Scotland Central Recruitment Team are hosting a candidate briefing session for anyone wishing to apply for the role of Police Constable or Special Constable.

Would you like to find out more about the role and receive some helpful hints and guidance to assist you throughout the selection process? If so we would be delighted if you could attend. Subjects covered will include the Application Form, Multi Stage Fitness Test, Standard Entrance Test, Initial Interview and Assessment Centre/Final Interview. 

You will also have the opportunity to speak to one of our team in person.

On the day all attendees MUST bring photographic identification, i.e. passport/driving license.

A notebook and pen to take notes would be beneficial.

Please avoid bringing any bags as these may be subject to a search.

Date: Wednesday 06th December 2017

Time: Arrival 1800-1815 hours. Event likely to conclude about 2000 hours.

Venue: Police Scotland, Divisional Headquarters, Cornwall Mount, Dumfries, DG1 1PZ.

Please note there are no parking facilities at this venue.

This event is specifically for candidates who will be in a position to elect V Division (Dumfries and Galloway) as one of their posting preferences.

To secure your place, please reply to the following email address no later than Friday 01 December 2017 - policerecruitingunitglasgow@scotland.pnn.police.uk

You must provide your name, date of birth, address and contact telephone number.

If you are being accompanied by anyone you must also supply their details

Please note that a limited number of spaces are available.