Application Process

Application Form

To pass this stage, you'll need to fill out a competency-based application form. If you pass the basic eligibility criteria already discussed, we'll assess your answers to the competency-based questions. Try to answer the questions as carefully and as fully as you can. Please check your spelling and grammar; applications with more than ten spelling and grammar mistakes will be rejected.

Interview Process

If successful at the Application stage, you will be invited to an in Force interview.

Pre-appointment Checks

Before appointment, you'll be required to pass a fitness test, drugs test and a medical, as well as providing a three-year reference history and passing a thorough security vetting process. As part of the vetting process, candidates are required to give a DNA sample (mouth swab) and fingerprints, which will be checked against a national database.

These pre-appointment checks can sometimes take between three and six months. Please be aware that you must attend any appointments in your own time, including your uniform fitting appointment.

Successful Appointment

Once you have completed all pre-employment checks, you'll be allocated a place on the next available training course.

Key Dates

These will be available in due course.

Pension Scheme

You'll enjoy the advantages of a contributory pension scheme.


Gwent Police offer an Occupational Health and Welfare Unit to help maintain both your physical and psychosocial health while you are at work. The Service is totally confidential, and also includes a counselling service.