Metropolitan Police
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Interviews at Metropolitan Police

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Metropolitan Police.

Interview experience

Based on 507 interviews
Average

Interview difficulty

Based on 500 interviews
Medium

Interview process length

Based on 454 interviews
More than one month

Interview process at Metropolitan Police

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 6.

Interview process length
More than one month
76%
About a month
8%
About a day or two
7%
About a week
5%
About two weeks
4%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
73%
Written test
71%
Background check
70%
Problem solving exercises
62%
Drug test
42%
Least reported steps
Other
14%
Take-home/sample work
4%
They have no interview
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at Metropolitan Police

  • Intrusive and competency based
    Shared on 21 February 2019 - Detective Chief Inspector - Southwark, Greater London
  • It is a series of interviews and scenarios followed by a maths test and then a written English test
    Shared on 10 September 2018 - Detective Constable - London, Greater London
  • Very structured with at least two Senior Officers one Police and one Civilian this is repeated when moving jobs within the Service .
    Shared on 22 October 2017 - Civilian staff - London, Greater London
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Interview questions at Metropolitan Police

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Please i need to join you there but i have some problem .!
    Shared on 26 September 2017
  • For civil staff, I underwent stringent written and presentational tests and then a verbal interview. The questions were generic and competency based.
    Shared on 1 September 2017 - Strategic Intelligence Analyst - London
  • Not having a criminal record, physical and mental training, law enforcement, active and determined, attentive and preventive, and capable of solving and preventing any offense, commutative, adapting t…
    Shared on 25 June 2017

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Interview tips at Metropolitan Police

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)77%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)16%
  • They didn’t have a dress code3%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)3%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)1%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Metropolitan Police

  • Be honest your future depends on you
    Shared on 11 April 2022 - IT Project Manager - All ofices
  • Be confident and wear smart clothes.
    Shared on 10 April 2022 - Special Constable - London

The first interview at Metropolitan Police

How candidates got an interview
  • Paper application33%
  • Other28%
  • I called them14%
  • Through Indeed8%
  • Other online job site6%

How candidates received their first interview at Metropolitan Police

  • You apply via the website. Telephone interview online application Attend a day one assessment Day two is fitness drugs DNA
    Shared on 18 May 2022 - Police Officer - Camden, Greater London
  • By filling in their application form.
    Shared on 31 July 2020 - Police Constable - East London, Greater London
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