Job Overview

Police Constable

Part Time/ Full Time

40 hours per week

Police Officer – Subject to posting

Now more than ever, start a career like no other in London’s Met

Do you want a challenge? To be part of a brilliant team all working hard to keep London safe for everyone? A job where no two days are the same but you know you are making a difference to millions of Londoners? If you do join the Met, as a Police Constable.

This is your chance to be part of the team who keeps our capital city safe. If you’ve got good communication skills; love team work; thrive on variety; and don’t want to be tied to a desk – then this is the job for you. As a Police Constable you’ll protect; investigate; negotiate; bring offenders to justice and much more. It’s a job that makes a difference to people’s lives every day – often at the time they need you the most.

A job that comes with excellent pay and benefits; stability but with varied career progression and opportunities for promotion like no other employer can offer. You could work with our dogs and horses, become a cybercrime specialist or keep the Thames safe in our Marine Unit. Maybe you’ll excel at financial investigation or supporting the victims of domestic abuse. Ultimately, it will be up to you to choose your path and the only limit will be your ambition.

You’ll earn whilst you learn – gaining policing knowledge and skills whilst working towards a Graduate Diploma, all with the support of your new team.

To help juggle your commitments you can now join and train with us on a part time basis, so you’ve got the flexibility you need to achieve your goal of becoming a Police Constable.

Police Constable Degree Holder Entry Programme – keeping London safe for everyone whilst earning a Diploma. 

Our DHEP pathway, fully funded by the Met, builds on your academic achievements to date and you’ll graduate with a diploma in Professional Policing Practice. It’s a vocational course that focuses on practical learning and is specifically tailored to help you start your career in policing.

From day one you’ll be employed as a police officer spending most of your time on the frontline working alongside your team, turning your learning into experience making a difference to London from the very start.

The DHEP is delivered in partnership with four London universities: Brunel University; University of West London; Anglia Ruskin University; and University of East London. It is a two-year programme.


We’re looking for people from all backgrounds to join us. People who share our values of professionalism, integrity, courage and compassion.

See how you measure up against the criteria below:

Academic requirements:

You must also hold, or be working towards, one of the following;

  • a recognised or in you final year of a UK degree (level 6) qualification or,
  • an equivalent overseas degree supported by an ENIC Statement of Comparability (to confirm the UK level 6 equivalent of your overseas qualification) and,
  • Functional English Language Level 2 qualification.

Attaining English language level 2 as a minimum requirement for overseas degree holders. Applicants who do not meet the criteria will need to obtain and evidence their English functional skills qualification before being able to receive a formal offer and take up appointment as a police constable.



If you are 17 when you submit your application, you will be able to progress through our recruitment process however your start date with the MPS would need to be on or after your 18th Birthday. The upper age limit for applications to become a police officer is 57.This normally provides enough time for you to take part in the recruitment process and complete a probationary period before the normal retirement age of 60.


If you’re from outside the UK, it’s essential that you have indefinite leave to enter or to remain in the UK

Physical fitness:

You will undergo our fitness test. The fitness test is a multi-stage shuttle run (MSSR) and you will need to achieve level 5.4 – this is the aerobic requirement of officer safety training.    You must also meet the police eyesight standards agreed by the College of Policing.


Some tattoos will stop you working for the Met depending on what they depict and where on your body they are.

Criminal conviction/caution:

If you do have any criminal convictions or cautions on record you can still apply, eligibility will depend on the age and nature of the offence.

Membership of groups or organisations:

You will not be able to join the Met if you are a member of a group and/or organisation that contradicts our values or ethics and our commitment to inclusion.


Joining as a Police Constable on the Degree Holder Entry Programme is a limited opportunity so don’t delay and start your application today.

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