Age & Citizenship
You need to be 17 or over to apply but you must be 18 by the time of employment. Applicants should be British citizens, or passport holders from a full EU member state.
You can also apply if you're a Commonwealth citizen or foreign national who is resident in the UK with indefinite leave to remain. Applicants must have been resident in the UK for the three years immediately preceding application.
If you have a criminal record, this doesn't mean you're automatically ineligible; it depends on the nature of your conviction.
Please declare cautions or convictions on your application form. If you have any questions on this, you can contact BCHCareers@herts.pnn.police.uk for advice.
Tattoos on your face, neck, arms or hands need to be reviewed on an individual basis.
Please supply photos and measurements of any tattoos along with your application.
If you are in financial debt or have financial problems, you may still pass our vetting process as each case is looked at on an individual case by case basis. It is therefore important that you are open, honest and transparent in disclosing your financial matters.
Debt only become a problem where they are substantial and individuals fail to take remedial action or where they are caused by compulsive behaviour, such as gambling. These situations may indicate a sign of financial irresponsibility to the extent that the individual could become vulnerable to financial inducement.The specific circumstances surrounding those who have existing County Court Judgments [CCJ] outstanding against them or have been registered Bankrupt and have not discharged their bankruptcy, will be looked into on a case by case basis.