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Can I use my application form answers for my structured interview?

If you want to obtain good grades in your interview then we do not recommend that you use the same examples as compiled in your application form. During your interview you will be asked a question on Community and Customer Focus – this did not feature in the application so you will need a new example to evidence these skills.

You will also need a new example for Team Working and Race and Diversity as the interview is asking you to evidence different skills to those tested in the application.  For example Q2 in the application form (Team Working) was a time when you were willing to share in less attractive tasks. The interview tests different team working behaviours, so a new example will be required. The same will apply for Race and Diversity.

It is possible that you could use your Resilience answer in your interview, but that will depend on exactly what you wrote.

If you want to be 100% prepared for the assessment centre then we advise you to attend one of our police assessment group courses or book a one to one session.

By David Vidgen

This article has been written by former police recruitment manager. David was responsible for overseeing all police recruitment marketing including assessment centre practice days, recruitment website, adverts and recruitment fairs