UK Border Force Border Force recruitment
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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.