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 202 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 202 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 193 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
73%
About a day or two
10%
About a month
9%
About a week
4%
About two weeks
4%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
75%
Written test
71%
Background check
68%
Problem solving exercises
61%
Drug test
37%
Least reported steps
Other
12%
Take-home/sample work
5%
They have no interview
1%

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

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

The first interview at Metropolitan Police

How candidates got an interview
  • Paper application39%
  • Other19%
  • Other online job site11%
  • I called them8%
  • Through Indeed6%

How candidates received their first interview at Metropolitan Police

  • By filling in their application form.
    Shared on 31 July 2020 - Police Constable - East London, Greater London