Application Process

Date published: 20 March 2020 15:34

How do I apply?

Keep an eye on our website and social media channels to find out when we live with recruitment. The link to apply will always be published here when we are accepting applications.

I have a problem using the online assessment tool. Who shall I contact?

As this is a web-based assessment if you are experiencing difficulties, it may be associated with your own web browser capability.  The minimum internet browser requirement to use during the assessment will be:

  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Firefox 3.6
  • Google Chrome 8
  • Safari 5 (Mac and PC)

Your browser should also have Javascript and cookies enabled.  You can also access a Help Menu within the assessment.  Please note, the tool is not currently compatible for use on mobile devices or tablets, therefore please only attempt to access the system via a PC.

If you are unable to find the answer within the help menu, then you can email

I have not received an email confirming if I have passed or failed?

At the end of each element of the online process, you will receive an email from the Apollo system.  If you have not received an email, you should check your junk mail / filter settings in case the email/s get filtered by your spam software.

How will you contact me through the process?

Generally, we’ll contact you via email but if we need to reach you quickly we may give you a call.  Invitations to assessment will be sent via email.  It’s important that you provide us with your correct details and update us if anything changes.  It is important that you regularly check your spam or junk folder also.

How long does the selection process take? Can I choose when I start?

The process length varies – we strive to complete the process within six – nine months but it may take longer.  Once your checks are complete we will generally offer you the next available start date taking into account your notice period; there may be the opportunity to delay this by a short time.

How do I contact South Yorkshire Police if I have any questions about my application?

Please read through the information on our careers pages and these FAQs, if you are unable to find the answer to your question please email via