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Interviewing at Metropolitan Police

See what people said about the interview process at Metropolitan Police.

Interview experience

Based on 604 interviews

Interview difficulty

Based on 657 interviews

Interview process length

Based on 592 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
About a month
About a day or two
About a week
About two weeks
Most reported steps
Not enough data
Least reported steps
Not enough data

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

  • Examples of leadership positions.Examples of teamwork.Examples when someone has wronged you and how you reacted.Examples of learning something new and applying that knowledge.Examples of having to…
    Shared on 20 September 2023 - Metropolitan Police Officer - London
  • Something you have done that made a difference to the community
    Shared on 3 May 2023 - Trainee Detective constable
  • Competence FrameworkBuilding blocks
    Shared on 15 March 2023 - Detective Constable - East London

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The first interview at Metropolitan Police

How candidates got an interview
  • Paper application31%
  • Other27%
  • Other online job site11%
  • I called them11%
  • Through Indeed8%

How candidates received their first interview at Metropolitan Police

  • I applied
    Shared on 6 December 2022 - Metropolitan Police Officer - London
  • 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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