All applicants (direct and in service) will answer a series of questions and complete aptitude tests that will ascertain their suitability to progress to the application stage. Those candidates who pass the online aptitude tests will progress to the next stage of the recruitment process. Direct entry applicants who successfully submit an application and pass the online tests will be considered for shortlisting and will be notified of the outcome via email or text. In service applicants will not be subject to shortlisting and will progress to interview following successful completion of their online tests.
Interviews will be held on a national basis and allocations to posts will be offered as soon as possible after all interviews have been completed.