Officer Recruitment

Date published: 18 December 2018 15:37

Student Officer – Recruitment is now Closed

Student Officer Recruitment

We are not currently recruiting at this time for Student Police Constables for South Yorkshire Police. When we do next open up recruitment this will be advertised on this webpage with all the details you will need.

However, we are accepting transfer of SEARCH Assessment Centre pass marks, please see below advert.


If you're enthusiastic, adaptable, compassionate, collaborative and 18 or over, then you may be who we're looking for.

You need to be prepared for a varied job; a job that is as much about supporting victims, providing reassurance and building relationships as it is about flashing lights and handcuffing offenders.

It's a unique role with unique demands that are ever-changing. You need to be adaptable to change and ready to think on your feet.

Please keep an eye on this webpage for details in the future about our next recruitment campaign and how to apply.



Join a forward thinking, modern Police Force with the ambition to be the best Force in the Country.  With an inspiring leadership team, we can provide a wide range of career development opportunities.

We have opportunities for Constables in a number of roles including Detectives, Safeguarding, Neighbourhood Policing and Response.

Detective Constables must be PIP 2 accredited with experience in public protection, proactive crime and reactive crime.

Click here to apply.

Student Officer Recruitment - Transfer of Police SEARCH Assessment Centre Pass Marks

South Yorkshire Police are accepting the transfer of Police SEARCH Assessment Centre results.

The criteria for transferring your results is as follows: 

  • You must have attended a Police SEARCH Assessment Centre with another Home Office Force.
  • You must have sat your assessment centre within the last 12 months.
  • Your pass at assessment centre must be with an overall score of 60% or above. Please note that all minimum scores must also have been achieved. 
  • You must hold a Level 3 Qualification or above.
  • You must hold a Full UK Manual Driving Licence.
  • You must not have any tattoos on your face, neck or hands. All tattoos must be declared (whether visable in uniform or not) and will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Please email a copy of your official SEARCH feedback report, your level 3 (or above) qualification certificate, full manual driving licence, a copy of your original application, 2 photographs of all tattoos (if applicable) and the reason for your transfer request to:

Please use the subject heading ‘South Yorkshire Police – Transfer Pass Mark Request’ on your email

Your transfer request will then be considered. Please note, we will not be able to consider your transfer of pass mark request until we receive all of the above documentation.

If your transfer of pass mark is accepted you will be required to undertake an in Force interview prior to move to the next stage of recruitment.

If you have any questions regarding the process, please email

Closing date for receipt of transfer pass marks is 31st January 2019

National Jobs & Opportunities Virtual Event Platform

If you’re looking for a police officer or police staff role, the national police jobs and opportunities online event is the place to find it.

Here, you can visit our South Yorkshire Police booth to find out about our current vacancies and opportunities. You can also view FAQ’s, guidance and other useful information.
There is also the ability to live chat with people already serving or others also seeking a role with the force.

To find out more, click here to sign up today.

Police Now

We are not currently recruiting for Police Now.

For more information on the programme, click here.

Direct Entry 

South Yorkshire Police are looking for Leaders to come and ‘lead beyond’ within the world of policing. The issues faced by today’s police service call for fresh ideas and new ways of working.

If you have proven leadership skills, this could be an exciting opportunity for you to impact on policing, the local community and wider society in a way you never thought possible.

Applications open on 7th January 2019  and close on  18th February 2019

For more information click the ‘lead beyond’ link that will provide information about the national programme and the ‘Meet and Engage’ events taking place around the country. You can also find out more but downloading the attached South Yorkshire Police DEI Recruitment Guidance Document.

Special Constables

We are currently recruiting for Special Constables.

Click here to find out more.

Please view all the pages of our website in relation to the role of Special Constable before submitting your application.

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