New Recruit – Authorised Firearms Officer (AFO)
05/02/2021: Our campaign for New Recruits to serve as Police Constable (PC) Authorised Firearms Officers at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield (near Reading in Berkshire) is NOW OPEN for applicant registration and will close at midnight on Friday 12 February.
No other locations will be offered to successful candidates, irrespective of any future campaign openings. Please do not register for this campaign if you do not wish to serve at the AWE sites.
How to apply
To apply for our New Recruits campaign you must complete a candidate registration form by midnight on Friday 12 February.
Candidates who are found eligible at registration will be invited to participate in a pre-screen call to confirm their suitability. Successful candidates will receive an email inviting them to complete a full application form, which must be submitted to our recruitment team by midnight on 14 March.
The timeline for New Recruit applicants provides an outline of what the recruitment process will involve.
For further information, or should you have any enquiries that are not answered on our FAQs page, Contact Us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
COVID-19 recruitment guidance
We continue to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our recruitment activity. All aspects of the process are being kept under continual review. We will keep you informed and updated, providing as much notice as possible, where relevant.
We thank all current and future applicants for their patience and understanding.