You'll generally need A levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification, or experience in a related area like the military.
You'll usually apply to one police force at a time. If your application is successful, you'll be invited to an assessment centre where you'll:
- have an interview
- take written tests
If you pass the tests at the assessment centre, you'll then:
- complete a physical fitness test
- have a medical, including an eyesight check
- go though security and background checks
You can search for forces that are recruiting at Joining the Police
If you're unsuccessful at the assessment stage, you may have to wait a minimum of 6 months before you can re-apply.