Train to be an Authorised Firearms Officer


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If you haven’t done so already, please take a tour of all the information throughout the website, where you’ll hear from our people on life in the MDP, be guided through the application and training processes, and learn about who we are, what we do, and where an MDP career could take you.

New Recruit campaign opening soon

In July we will be opening our next New Recruit campaign, this time for vacancies at the AWE sites in Reading and at Whitehall in London.

To find out about our eligibility criteria and recruitment process and what you need to do to apply, join us for one of our online ‘drop-in sessions’, you can also register for our Force Briefings for more information on who we are and what we do. All the details are below.

Drop-in Sessions

Session 1 – Wednesday 31 May

Session 2 – Wednesday 7 June

Session 3 – Monday 12 June

Session 4 – Saturday 17 June

Session 5 – Wednesday 28 June

Force Briefings

The Force Briefings are an opportunity for you to learn more about who we are and what we do. There will be a panel of representatives from across the Force who will present on ‘life in the MDP, including training, firearms, fitness etc.

These sessions will take place on 20, 21, and 22 June, and will also be held online on Microsoft Teams. Each session will last approximately two hours and there is a limit of 950 spaces for each session. Allocation will be on a first come first served basis.

To take part in one of these sessions and reserve your place, you must complete this form and register by 23:45 on Thursday 15 June 2023. Please record your details accurately and indicate which of the sessions you wish to

Interested in applying?

If you missed our last campaign and are interested in joining us, you can sign up for email alerts of future New Recruit campaigns by completing this form.

We value difference in our force with a difference

We know that creating a diverse workforce, representative of the communities that we serve, is essential. People join us from all walks of life and backgrounds, and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment and culture, where everyone can bring their whole selves to work, and individuality is truly appreciated.

Staff networks play an important part in supporting an inclusive culture in the MDP. These include our Gender, REACH (Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage), LGBT+ and Disability and Wellbeing networks, alongside our Mental Health First Aiders and Wellbeing sessions.

Advice and support are available throughout the recruitment process for those underrepresented in our organisation.

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Read more on our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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