West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police 2024 graduate opportunities

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West Yorkshire Police is the fourth largest force in the UK and the lead force for both the Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) and Counter Terrorism Policing North East (CTP NE). This provides some exciting and unique job opportunities.

Our “outstanding” rating in four key areas at the recent HMICFRS PEEL inspection demonstrates our commitment to providing the best possible service to the communities of West Yorkshire. Our officers, staff and volunteers are pivotal to our success.

We are an innovative and inclusive organisation in a wonderfully diverse location, where our police officers and staff come from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and communities.

From bustling towns and cities to quiet villages and idyllic countryside locations, West Yorkshire has something for all.

We are looking for people with passion, determination, and drive to make a difference to people’s lives.

We are looking for the very best. In return you can expect to work amongst great people, have access to some of the best training facilities and have exposure to a wide range of opportunities which could support you with your ongoing career development.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

We are committed to attracting diversity at all levels of the organisation. Ensuring that we have staff with different experiences and perspectives, who come from a wide range of communities, will support us to increase our skills and abilities and help us to continue to develop a more inclusive culture. As part of our Diversity, Equality and Inclusion strategy, we use Positive Action as a tool to help address under representation within our workforce.

Positive Action

Positive action is a range of measures, allowed under the Equality Act 2010, which can be taken to encourage and train people from under-represented groups to help them overcome disadvantages in competing with other applicants. Positive Action is not about giving some people favourable treatment and lowering standards just because of their protected characteristic; it is about getting everyone to the same starting line and still employing and promoting on merit. We treat all applicants fairly and in accordance with current legislation. We are currently under-represented by women and people from Ethnic Minority backgrounds, and so we are encouraging people from these groups to apply to become Police Officers.

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Application Procedure

The recruitment process is the same for applicants to both the Degree Holder Entry Programme and the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship Scheme.

The process can take up to 12 months to complete, dependant on the applicant.

  • Application form – submit your application form online when the recruitment window opens.
  • Eligibility checks – your application form will be checked to make sure you have the required qualifications and eligibility to apply.
  • Assessment Centre – this includes reasoning and situational judgement tests.
  • Interview – this will be a values based interview by a member of West Yorkshire Police.
  • Fitness test – this includes a running ‘bleep test’. Applicants must pass level 5.4.
  • Security vetting - click here for more information.
  • Medical assessment - click here for more information.