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Wiltshire Police To Hold Second Recruitment Drive This Year

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Wiltshire police are to hold another recruitment drive this year. They held a recruitment drive in January and over 300,000 people logged on to the computerised entry form within two hours and therefore closed the system.

This time the force has reassured people wanting to apply that the application process will open for ten days.

 Superintendent Charlie Armstrong who is head of people standards and support for Wiltshire police has commented on the application process.

This is a tough application process and often applicants who made it through the first few stages don’t make it all the way through.

It is our job to ensure that this recruitment process enables us to get the right people for the role, giving us the best candidates as police officers.

This time, we are opening the recruitment online pre-assessment tool for ten days.

It will be accessible 24 hours a day and will close at 10am on Friday 22 November.

It takes around 46 weeks to progress through the various stages from the initial application stage to the date employment starts.”

 In total, 41 candidates of the 1064 applicants were successful from the January recruitment campaign.

 Pat Geenty, Chief Constable for Wiltshire police said, “I am delighted that we are in a position to recruit additional police officers.

Although the service is facing many challenges, policing remains an excellent career choice.

It offers an exceptionally diverse career in public service, offering individuals the chance to make a real difference to local communities.

 Police and Crime Commisoner, Anugus Macpherson, also commented on the new recruitment drive.

‘This recruitment campaign will help us to maintain police officer numbers and ensure that there continues to be a highly visible policing presence in our local communities.

We are also particularly encouraging applications from minority ethnic communities, as they are presently under-represented within Wiltshire Police.’