Police Officer Vacancies

College of Policing Fast Track Scheme 2014

On Monday 7th April the College of Policing will launch a Fast Track scheme that aims to recruit highly talented individuals who have the capacity to reach Superintendent rank. Candidates will be supported to reach this rank in a shorter timescale by being fast tracked from PC to Inspector in 3 years. 

Non-police officers will be recruited this year and will complete their probation in 1 year.

PCs will be recruited next year ready to join the scheme for years 2 and 3.

Recruitment for the scheme will be undertaken annually, and in the future we intend to recruit external graduates. However, because this is the first year of the scheme and we are working to tight timescales this year we will limit applications to the following groups:

  • Current South Yorkshire Police Special Constables who have undertaken a minimum of 208 hours over the last 12 months and have achieved safe and lawful status.
  • Current South Yorkshire Police Volunteers who have undertaken a minimum of 208 hours over the last 12 months.
  • Current South Yorkshire Police Police staff (including PCSOs) who have successfully completed their probation period.

Unfortunately current serving Special Constables, Volunteers and Police staff from other Forces are also ineligible to apply at this time.

I’m aware that this may cause disappointment for those who are not eligible to apply this year, however, I do want to reassure you that in the future we will be opening recruitment up to external graduates so please keep checking this page for updates regularly.

In the meantime, to find out more about the scheme please follow the link below.


If you are eligible to apply the link to the National Application Form (hosted by West Yorkshire Police) can be found here: https://static.wcn.co.uk/company/wyp/COP.html

Kind regards,

Ian Watson

Assistant Chief Officer (Human Resources)