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Recruitment process

The recruitment process for both Border Force Officer and Assistant Border Force Officers are as follows:

Online application form

The first stage of the recruitment process is for candidates to complete the online application form. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application.

On-line Tests

Candidates that meet the initial eligibility criteria for the roles to which they have applied will receive an email inviting them to complete some on-line ability tests. Full instructions will be provided and the tests should take no longer than 45 minutes to complete.

Assessment / Interview

The top performing candidates completing online tests will be invited to attend an assessment / interview which is the final stage of the selection process.

Pre-Appointment Enquiries (If required)

If you are recommended for appointment, enquiries may be carried out into your nationality, health and other matters, to ensure that you are qualified for appointment. To enable these enquiries to be completed, we will need to see your original birth certificate and passport. When the enquiries are completed satisfactorily, it will be for the UK Border Force to make you a formal offer of appointment.

 Campaign Timescale's

Due to operational requirements, recruitment will be completed on a rolling basis. You will be kept informed regarding the progress of your application at every stage of the recruitment process.

Contact Us

If you have any queries regarding the roles or the application process then please contact us by emailing ukba@capita.co.uk

Civil Service Commissioners

Regulated by - Civil Service CommissionersThe Departmentís recruitment processes are underpinned by the principle of selection for appointment on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commissionerís Code which can be found at www.civilservicecommissioners.org. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Code and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact Janet Driver - Janet.Driver@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk in the first instance.  If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Office of the Civil Service Commissioners.